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The Aarhus Convention: an implementation guide

Resources - Author: Fiona Marshall, Helmut Gaugitsch, Jerzy Jendroska, Jonas Ebbesson, Stephen Stec / Year: 2014

The Aarhus Convention, which is open for global accession, offers powerful twin protections for the environment and human rights. It provides an effective model for ensuring public input in defining and implementing green economy programmes, in choosing the most appropriate road maps to sustainability and for increasing transparency and...

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Why We Need Social Protection

Resources - Author: Chad Anderson, Stephen Kidd, Thérèse Björk / Year: 2018

This policy guide, developed by ESCAP together with Development Pathways, explains the basic principles of social protection and the impact it can have on poverty reduction, social cohesion, economic growth and the environment. It shows how investing in inclusive social protection can accelerate progress toward achieving the Sustainable Development...

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Defending Dignity: A Manual for National Human Rights Institutions on Monitoring Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Resources - Author: Allison Corkery, Ignacio Saiz, Kate Donald, Kieren Fitzpatrick, Nicholas Lusiani, Thuy Doan-Smith / Year: 2015

The Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (APF) and the Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR) are pleased to present Defending Dignity: A Manual for National Human Rights Institutions on Monitoring Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Despite significant economic growth in recent decades, poverty levels in...

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HIV and Social Protection Assessment Tool

Resources - Year: 2017

The HIV and social protection assessment tool is used for a quick scan of existing social protection programmes and their sensitivity (or lack of) to the HIV response in a given country and location. Additional follow-up and research that engages the different critical actors, including HIV programme managers, social...

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Social Protection Assessment-Based National Dialogue: A global guide

Resources - Year: 2015

This guide is a unique resource package that aims to provide the necessary knowledge and expertise for conducting assessment based national dialogue (ABND) exercises, which are the first steps towards the implementation of nationally defined social protection floors. Designed by practitioners for practitioners, it is based on real country...

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The Right to Adequate Food (Fact Sheet No. 34)

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According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), more than one billion people are undernourished. Over two billion suffer from a lack of essential vitamins and minerals in their food. Nearly six million children die every year from malnutrition or related diseases, that is about...

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Governance of Social Security Systems: A Guide for Board Members in Africa

Resources - Author: ITCILO / Year: 2010

This handbook is intended as a practical guide for members of governing boards of social security organizations in Africa. While the structure and mandate of social security boards varies from country to country, they all have important responsibilities: ensuring that social security contributions are used judiciously for intended purposes,...

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