International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR)

Year: 1966

  • Article 9 recognizes the right of everyone to social security.
  • Article 10(2) recognizes the right of working mothers “to adequate social security benefits”.
  • Article 10(3) requires States parties to undertake special measures of protection and assistance for children and young persons.


Link to instrument

Social Protection and Human Rights