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The High-Level Political Forum Took Place from 10-19 July

The United Nations High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) took place from 10-19 July in New York. The Forum, convened annually by ECOSOC, conducted an in-depth review of six of the Sustainable Development Goals under the theme Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world. The Goals reviewed for this...

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UNRISD is Hosting an Event at the 2017 Regulating for Decent Work Conference

On 5 July, UNRISD will host Linking Social Protection and Human Rights, a special session of the ILO’s Regulating for Decent Work (RDW) Conference in Geneva, Switzerland. Experts from civil society, academia and international organizations will present on the linkages between social protection, decent work and human rights, drawing...

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The ILO Hosts the 106th Session of the International Labour Conference

The 106th International Labour Conference took place from 5-16 June 2017. This year’s conference focused on three major items, which all include important references to social protection: A standard-setting discussion on a possible Recommendation concerning employment and decent work for peace and resilience, which would revise the Employment (Transition...

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ECLAC’s New Care Law Database

ECLAC’s Gender Affairs Division recently compiled a database of all of the existing care laws in the constitutional and other domestic legislation in Latin American and Caribbean countries. The database contains information on more than 200 legislative bodies. These laws concern various care issues such as parental leave, extra-home...

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socialprotection.org hosted a webinar on Chile’s Familia Programme

On 20 April, socialprotection.org hosted a webinar on Chile’s Inter-Sectoral Social Protection System and its Familia Programme. Representatives from the Chilean and Peruvian governments and ECLAC discussed the programme, specifically focusing on aspects which target creating employment and other income-generating activities. Watch the webinar video.       Panellists...

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ESCWA is Hosting an Expert Meeting on Disability

The UN Economic and Social Commission (ESCWA) will hold an Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on 11-12 April in Beirut, Lebanon to discuss its forthcoming publication, Disability in the Arab Region 2017: strengthening social protection for persons with disabilities. The EGM will provide an overview of the draft publication and...

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UNRISD and Partners Host World Social Work Day Conference

On 21-22 March, UNRISD, the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland, the International Federation of Social Workers and the International Association of Schools of Social Work hosted Social Work and Sustainable Development. The event marked World Social Work Day,  which aims to highlight the achievements of social...

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UNRISD Side Event at the 55th Commission for Social Development

On 2 February, UNRISD is holding The Poverty of Politics? Pursuing Sustainable Development for All in Challenging Times, an official side event of the 55th Commission for Social Development. Experts from academia, civil society and governments will explore the challenges facing sustainable development, such as growing inequalities, the rise...

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UNAIDS is Having a Virtual Consultation until 10 February

UNAIDS is holding a virtual consultation on the future of the UNAIDS model from 30 January until 10 February 2017. Context The world has committed to ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030. This target sits within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development agreed by the United Nations General Assembly in...

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ILO Releases Social Protection Volumes

The ILO’s Social Protection Department recently released three volumes of Social Protection Floors. The reports “present best practices and experiences from countries that are useful for South-South learning, for practitioners and to provide the basis for more informed policy-making”. Volume 1, Universal Schemes, draws on experiences from countries including...

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IDS Short Course on Social Protection

The Institute for Development Studies (IDS) is holding a short course on social protection from 12-15 June, 2017. The four-day course is aimed at policy makers, practitioners, researchers and project managers who are already or will be working in of social protection. The course will provide participants with: a...

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It’s World AIDS Day

Today is World AIDS Day. This year’s theme is Hands up for #HIVPrevention. On 30 November, UNAIDS held a special event, Moving Forward Together: Leaving No One Behind, in New York to mark the occasion. The event honoured United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s legacy and commitment to leaving no...

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UNAIDS Just Launched a New Report

On 21 November, UNAIDS launched its latest report, Get on the Fast-Track: the life-cycle approach to HIV,  in Windhoek, Namibia. According to the report, the number of people accessing life-saving medicines increased significantly in 2016, thanks to the Fast-Track approach. Between January and June, an additional one million people...

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The United Nations is Holding a Forum on Youth and Human Rights

In 2015, the Human Rights Council established a Forum on Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law. The Forum’s purpose is to “provide a platform for promoting dialogue and cooperation on issues pertaining to the relationship between these areas” and to “identify and analyze best practices, challenges and opportunities...

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ECLAC & UNDP are Hosting a Social Development Event in Santo Domingo

On 31 October and 1 November, UNDP and ECLAC, along with the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), will host the  Eighth Ministerial Forum for Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, in Santo Domingo, the Dominican republic. The Forum is a platform for ministers and other policy...

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ESCWA launched an Expert Group on Disability

On 20-21 September, ESCWA launched the its Inter-Sessional Expert Group on Disability. Policy makers from countries across the region, including Iraq, Lebanon, Mauritania and Yemen attended. Read more about the event and the Expert Group on ESCWA’s website.   Photo credit: “Ashtar is the best days of the week!,...

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FAO and socialprotection.org are Hosting a Webinar

On Thursday, 6 October, at 6.00 (EST) FAO and socialprotection.org are hosting a webinar, Gender-Sensitive Social Protection Design: What works in Asia? Panellists: Anna Minj, Director, BRAC Rebecca Holmes, Research Fellow, Social Protection Programme, the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) Discussant: Deepta Chopra, Research Fellow, the Institute of Development Studies...

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