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Featured Partner: ILO

Social protection and the right to social security have been an integral element of the International Labour Organization’s mandate since its creation in 1919. Since then, the ILO has supported its 187 member States in progressively extending coverage and building their social protection systems. Universal social protection coverage is...

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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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June Highlights

Parents, Caregivers and Social Protection 1 June is the Global Day of Parents. This event “provides an opportunity to appreciate all parents in all parts of the world for their selfless commitment to children and their lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing this relationship”. Parents — usually mothers — are responsible...

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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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