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A/HRC/49/28: Report of the Secretary-General on the question of the realization in all countries of economic, social and cultural rights


02 February 2022

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In the present report, prepared pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 46/10, the Secretary-General provides an overview of the continuing impacts of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic on economic, social and cultural rights and outlines key elements of a human rights-based approach towards building and financing inclusive public policies and services, with particular emphasis on social protection. The Secretary-General concludes with recommendations for establishing human rights-based social protection systems in order to operationalize his call for a renewed social contract underpinned by a global new deal in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic recovery.

Issued By:

United Nations Secretary General

Delivered To:

Human Rights Council Forty-ninth session, 28 February – 1 April 2022