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New Expert Commentary by Ola Abu Al Ghaib

Check out Ola Abu Al Ghaib’s new expert commentary on social protection’s role in guaranteeing autonomy and self-determination for persons with disabilities.   Photo credit: “The freedom of new mobility” by Delayed Gratification (CCBY 2.0 via...

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Featured Partner: ECLAC

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), founded in 1948 and headquartered in Santiago, Chile; is one of the five regional commissions of the United Nations. Its primary objective is contributing to the economic and social development of the region. ECLAC develops applied research, generates analyses,...

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Side Event at the Human Rights Council

UNRISD and partners hold a Side Event on Social Protection Floors and Human Rights at the 28th session of the Human Rights Council (6 March 2015). This event served to enhance awareness of and adherence to social security as a human right as well as to improve understanding of the steps...

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May Highlights

International Day of the Midwife The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the SDGs reinforced states’ obligations to fulfil a number of previously existing human rights outlined in existing international law. Among these is the right to provide accessible and good quality sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHRs),1...

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First advisory board meeting

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The first advisory board meeting was held on 23 January 2015 via teleconference. The advisory board is composed of twelve experts working in the human rights and social policy fields who will provide the platform with guidance and strategic...

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