Building social protection systems: International standards and human rights instruments

A reference for practitioners, policymakers and other stakeholders, as well as a guidebook for the general public.

This compendium contains a selection of the most relevant international instruments that establish the human right to social security and provide guidance for comprehensive social security systems at national level. These include the standards and conclusions adopted by the International Labour Organization in the field of social security and the main human rights instruments spelling out the right to social security adopted under the auspices of the United Nations.