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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Social Security

Gerald G Sander, Daniel Zimmermann

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 24 September 2022

Subject(s):
Citizens' rights — Dignity and autonomy of individuals — Equality — Right to work — Right to food — Right to health — Right to housing — Social rights — Social security — Individual rights

General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.
Managing Editor: Ana Harvey

1 Lately, there has been an emerging global consensus to establish social security rights to prevent poverty, enable access to education, and promote gender equality, equal opportunities, and sustainable growth. Social security protects individuals from risks such as sickness, work accidents, old age, and unemployment. So, in 2015 the United Nations (UN) introduced its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (‘SDG’) as part of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development addressing economic, social, and environmental tasks. Remarkably, one third of these goals are...
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