The non-take-up of rights in the context of social protection

 

My latest report to the UN on why millions are unable to access social benefits

 

Millions of people, including some of the world’s most marginalized groups, are unable to benefit from the very systems that have been set up to protect them. This phenomenon is known as “non-take-up”: a situation in which potential beneficiaries of social protection schemes end up not receiving their entitlements.


“Social protection schemes that fail to effectively reach those in need are a huge waste of resources, tantamount to watering plants with a leaking can,” Olivier De Schutter, The non-take-up of rights in the context of social protection (June 2022). 

 

 


Read the report (June 2022): EN/FR/SP/RU/AR/ZH

Download a (quick read) policy brief on non-take-up (September 2022): EN/FR/POR

Read the Special Rapporteur’s statement/press release on non-take-up (June 2022): EN/FR/SP

Watch the Special Rapporteur’s presentation of the report to the 50th session of the UN Human Rights Council (June 2022): EN/FR/SP/RU/AR/ZH

Watch a webinar on the non-take-up of rights in the context of social protection; held as a side event on the occasion of the 50th session of the UN Human Rights Council (June 2022): EN/FR

Read a worldwide overview survey on the non-take-up of rights, conducted by the team of the Special Rapporteur (to be published October 2022)