Social Protection Spotlight: Building rights-based social protection systems in the PALOP countries and Timor-Leste: Mobilizing the potential of ILO social security standards to implement the human right to social security

The human right to social security was recognized 75 years ago in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and later in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) in 1966. All Portuguese-Speaking African Countries (PALOP) countries and Timor-Leste are party to the ICESCR with the exception of Mozambique.