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Universal social protection for human dignity, social justice and sustainable development: General Survey concerning the Social Protection Floors Recommendation, 2012 (No. 202)

Resources - Author: ILO / Year: 2019

The ILO’s General Survey 2019 , compiled by the ILO Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR). The Survey (published under the title Universal social protection for human dignity, social justice and sustainable development) focuses on the ILO’s Social Protection Floors Recommendation, 2012 (No. 202), which calls for...

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Iberoamerican Convention on Rights of Youth

Legal depository - Country: Bolivia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Honduras, Spain, Uruguay / Year: 2009

Article 28. Right to social protection. Youth  have  the  right  to  social  protection  towards  situations  of  illness,  accident  in  the workplace, disability, widowhood or orphanage and any other situation meaning lack or decrease of means of subsistence or capacity to work. The  States  Parties  shall  adopt  as many measures ...

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Regional Perspective: Linking Social Protection and Human Rights

Resources - Year: 2016

What responsibilities exist at the regional level to provide rights-based social protection? The Organization of American States’ Alexandra Barrantes talks about the importance of shifting the focus to people as rights-holders rather than beneficiaries; the role of legal frameworks (such as the San Salvador Protocol) in creating comprehensive social...

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Policy Perspective: Linking Social Protection and Human Rights

Resources - Year: 2016

How can governments fulfil their obligation to provide social protection and respect the rights of all? Andrés Scagliola from the Government of the City of Montevideo, Uruguay, describes his experience developing and implementing policy that safeguards lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people’s right to social...

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Social Security Provisions in the Constitution of Argentina

Legal depository - Country: Argentina / Year: 1994

Relevant articles Artículo 14. Bis El trabajo en sus diversas formas gozara de la protección de las leyes, las que aseguraran al trabajador: condiciones dignas y equitativas de labor; jornada limitada; descanso y vacaciones pagados; retribución justa; salario mínimo vital móvil; igual remuneración por igual tarea; participación en las...

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Maternity and paternity at work: Law and practice across the world

Resources - Author: ILO / Year: 2014

This report reviews national legislative provisions on maternity protection at work in 185 countries and territories (including leave, benefits, employment protection, health protection, breastfeeding arrangements at work and childcare), statistical coverage in law and in practice of paid maternity leave as well as statutory provision of paternity, parental and adoption leaves....

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American Declaration on the Rights and Duties of Persons, 1948

Legal depository - Year: 1948

Article 16:  Every person has the right to social security which will protect him from the consequences of unemployment, old age, and any disabilities arising from causes beyond his control that make it physically or mentally impossible for him to earn a living. Link to declaration...

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Semi-conditional cash transfers in the form of family allowances for children and adolescents in the informal economy in Argentina

Resources - Author: Fabio Bertranou, Roxana Maurizio / Year: 2011

In 2009, Argentina introduced a new transfer programme for children and adolescents younger than age 18 (Universal Child Allowance) that extended coverage under the contributory programme for family allowances to include families in the informal economy and families of unemployed persons. This article describes this innovative programme, compares it...

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Conditional Cash Transfer Programmes: The recent experience in Latin America and the Caribbean

Resources - Author: Aldo Madariaga, Simone Cecchini / Year: 2012

This document summarizes experience with conditional cash transfer or “co-responsibility” (CCT) programmes in Latin America and the Caribbean, over a period lasting more than 15 years. This document, which it is hoped will serve as a basis and input for discussion and progress in building social-protection systems premised on...

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