Webinar Presentation: Why are human rights considerations fundamental to social protection responses to COVID-19?

Slide presentation of the webinar held on 14 July 2020

We are at an unprecedented moment in history. The actions we take now amid this unfolding global crisis will shape the future of millions of people around the world for years to come. Never has the need for a human rights-based approach to social protection been more urgent as in times of COVID-19. This approach entails framing social protection debates and policy decisions around entitlements rather than charity or handouts.

In this webinar, our panellists discussed human rights considerations to the social protection response to COVID-19, and why a rights-based approach is more important than ever. In particular, our speakers have brought a contextual analysis to the debate drawing on examples from UN agencies in Latin America, the Caribbean, and South Asia.