Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Building social protection floor for all

Social security is a universally recognized human right. It is defined as an individual’s protection from risks associated with sickness, disability, maternity, employment injury, unemployment, old age, death, unaffordable health care and insufficient family support. The 1948 UN Declaration on Human Rights declares it is the duty of every Member State to guarantee and realize the economic, social and cultural rights of everyone in society “in accordance with the organization and resources of each State”. According to the UN Declaration, these are indispensable in securing the dignity of every citizen and “the free development of his personality” (Article 22). Read More