GENEVA (15 March 2022) – Governments must ensure every person has an adequate standard of living, irrespective of COVID-19.
“Governments have an obligation to fulfil the right to social security, including through budget allocations, as well as to protect and respect these rights through laws, policies and plans,” according to feminist economist Savi Bisnath.
Bisnath is working with OHCHR Geneva and covers the Asia Pacific region on the developing area of the so-called human rights economy. Governments must meet their obligations to provide for their people – a particularly relevant duty during the current COVID-19 pandemic, she says.
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