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A Great Victory

Thanks to many years of work by NGOs at the UN, and also to organizations like the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors (SPFs), the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights adopted the “Statement on social protection floors: an essential element of the right to social security and of the sustainable development goals.” This statement will be useful to remind governments about their obligation to implement a SPF in order to realize the right to social security. It is another bridge between the International Labor Organization’s recommendations and the UN Human Rights System. It eventually will be listed in UN documents as

# E/C.12/54/R.3