Friday, 06.03.2015 - Geneva, Switzerland

Social Protection Floors and Human Rights

How can social protection floors contribute to the realization of economic, social and cultural rights? And how can better understanding of the norms and principles of human rights improve the design of social protection floors?

This side event aimed to enhance awareness of and adherence to social security as a human right, and improve understanding of the steps needed to ensure consistency of national implementation of  ILO  Social  Protection  Floors  Recommendation  No.  20 with  international  and  domestic  human  rights  obligations,  including  gender equality. The OHCHR report on the contribution of social protection floors to the realization of economic, social and cultural rights served as a basis for the discussion  (A/HRC/28/35, submitted to the Human Rights  Council  at  is  28th  session). 

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