UN Poverty Expert Receives 50 Submissions for Thematic Report on Digital Technology, Social Protection and Human Rights

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Professor Philip Alston, received a significant number of submissions in response to his call for input on his forthcoming thematic report on digital technology, social protection, and human rights—50 submissions from 28 countries, including from 17 governments. The report will explore the human rights impacts, especially on those living in poverty, of the introduction of digital technologies in the implementation of national social protection systems. The report will be presented to the United Nations General Assembly in New York in October 2019.

Read all of the submissions here.


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