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16 de febr. 2020

Statement by Professor Philip Alston, United Nations Special Rapporteur (7 FEB 2020)

Statement by Professor Philip Alston, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, on his visit to Spain, 27 January – 7 February 2020

 I. Introduction. Spain is thriving economically; half of its population is not. The EU’s fourth largest economy has enjoyed consistent GDP growth since the economic crisis, unemployment is falling, average wages are increasing, and exports are growing.1 But almost half the Spanish people rank unemployment and economic insecurity as their top concerns.2 During my almost two-week country visit to Spain, it has become abundantly clear that the post-recession recovery that has been so good for some has left many people behind, and that all too little has been done for most members of that large group...
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