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New Expert Commentary by Paul Ladd

Check out Paul Ladd’s new expert commentary on universal basic income as part of a human rights-based approach to social protection.   Photo credit: “2016 – China – Yangtze River – Shibaozhai – Street Food” by Ted McGrath (CCBY 2.0 via...

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Featured Partner: FAO

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), established in 1945, works to achieve food security for all and to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. FAO’s three main goals are: the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition; the...

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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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July Highlights

1 July is the International Day of Cooperatives. A cooperative business is defined by the International Cooperative Alliance as “an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically-controlled enterprise”. Such enterprises “are based on ethics, values, and a set...

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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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