Global Coalition demands the right to social security for all at the Human Rights Council - On 6 March 2014, the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors, speaking via a video message, recommended to the Human Rights Council to:
• call on states to take appropriate measures and steps with a view to respecting, protecting and fulfilling the right to social protection of all individuals regardless of their social, economic or religious backgrounds. In particular, states must ensure the participation of vulnerable and marginalised groups in the design and implementation of laws and policies on social protection within their jurisdictions.
• Recognize, in its Resolution on the Question of the realization in all countries of economic, social and cultural rights, the International Labour Organization's Social Protection Floors Recommendation 202 as instrumental to the realization of the right to social security.
• To ensure that all economic, social and cultural rights are an integral part of the Universal Periodic Review process and that Member States are requested to report on the status of economic, social, and cultural rights along with civil and political rights. We further recommend the Council to engage with member states during the review process on steps that have been taken for the realisation of the right to social security for all.
"Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors, speaking via a video message, said the right to social security was a key instrument to the realization of all human rights with dignity, because the world today was an unfair, unequal, insecure and unhealthy place for the majority of people. Universal social security entitlements and improved quality of protection should be adopted as a guide in developing an overarching goal for social development in the Post-2015 development agenda."
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The programme Improving Synergies Between Social Protection and Public Finance Management provides medium-term support to multiple countries aiming to strengthen their social protection systems at a national level and ensure sustainable financing. The programme aims to support countries in their efforts towards achieving universal social protection coverage.
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