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Both human rights and social protection have emerged as key elements in discussions on poverty reduction and the post-2015 development agenda. Major UN processes and documents, such as the United Nations global consultation held in 2013 that collected the views of over one million people and the outcome document of the 2010 Millennium Development Goals Summit titled Keeping the Promise, position human rights at the core of a new global development agenda while also highlighting the important role of social protection for poverty reduction. In parallel, the 2012 ILO Recommendation 202 has received strong global political support. This calls for universal protection through nationally defined social protection floors as a fundamental element of comprehensive and adequate social security systems that are based on a set of human rights standards. Development actors and human rights advocates generally affirm that there are synergies between the two agendas. However, there is a... Read More


March 18, 2019 |

New Policy Brief on Social Protection for Youth by UN Women

Several countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom, recognize March as Women’s History Month. Both International Women’s...

March 4, 2019 |

UNRISD Hosted an Event during International Women’s Week

Technological and infrastructural innovations have profound impacts on the way society functions, affecting human rights in ways both positive...

February 6, 2019 |

Marco de referencia para aunar derechos humanos y protección social, disponible ahora en español

Gracias al apoyo de la Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL), Social Protection and Human Rights...

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