Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Right to Decent Work-Human Rights Day-2006.

Human Rights Day 2006.

* Universal Declaration of Human Rights, article 23;
* International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, articles 6, 7, 8 and 9.

Finding formal employment is often impossible for the poor due to social discrimination and lack of housing, education or training. They are therefore forced to find work in the informal economy. Such work tends to be low skilled, insecure, hazardous and too poorly paid to guarantee an adequate standard of living. Since their labour is often the only asset that people living in poverty own, securing the right to decent work is instrumental to the enjoyment of other rights such as food, health and housing.

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