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Social Protection

Building social protection floors and comprehensive social security systems


Report of the Secretary-General on the question of the realization in all countries of economic, social and cultural rights

Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General

social protection floor
18.03.2015 - Marjolaine Rion
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Summary (English)

The present report is submitted in accordance with resolution 25/11 of the Human Rights Council, which called for a report with a special focus on the importance of social protection floors for the realization of economic, social and cultural rights. The report outlines the main characteristics of social protection floors and how they can contribute to ensuring the enjoyment of minimum essential levels of economic, social and cultural rights, reducing poverty and inequality.