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New Policy Brief on Social Protection for Youth by UN Women

Several countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom, recognize March as Women’s History Month. Both International Women’s Day and the Commission on the Status of Women, a 12-day forum dedicated to promoting gender equality and empowering women, take place during the month of March. UN Women plays...

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UNRISD is Hosting an Event during International Women’s Week

Technological and infrastructural innovations have profound impacts on the way society functions, affecting human rights in ways both positive and negative. On the one hand, new technologies can help provide access to education, improving outcomes for people who may otherwise find it difficult to enter the labour market. In the...

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Marco de referencia para aunar derechos humanos y protección social, disponible ahora en español

Gracias al apoyo de la Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL), Social Protection and Human Rights se complace en anunciar a sus audiencias hispanohablantes la publicación del Marco de Referencia en español, disponible en https://socialprotection-humanrights.org/marco-de-referencia/ Los visitantes de la plataforma encontrarán también las versiones en español...

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ILO and UNICEF are Hosting an International Conference on Child Grants

The ILO, UNICEF and the Overseas Development Institute are hosting an International Conference on Universal Child Grants from 6-8 February in Geneva, Switzerland. Universal child grants have the potential to help millions of children enjoy their right to social security and other related rights, including adequate food and nutrition,...

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The ILO is Co-Hosting a High-Level Conference on Social Protection in Geneva

On Tuesday, 5 February 2019, the Global Partnership for Universal Social Protection and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) are hosting a high-level conference, Together to achieve Universal Social Protection by 2030 at the ILO in Geneva, Switzerland. The EU Social Protection Systems Initiative and the Global Coalition for Social...

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Overcoming Inequalities in a Fractured World: UNRISD Conference

From 7-9 October, UNRISD is hosting Overcoming Inequalities in a Fractured World: Between Elite Power and Social Mobilization. About the Conference  Inequalities are one of today’s greatest challenges, obstructing poverty reduction and sustainable development. Such disparities are catalysed by elite capture of economic and political power, a reinforcing process...

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ESCAP Hosted a Regional Meeting on Ageing

The 2018 Asia-Pacific Regional Conference is taking place in Tehran from 23-25 October with the support of ESCAP (as well as Age International). Family, Community and State in Ageing Societies; hosted by UNFPA, HelpAge and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran; provides an opportunity to discuss how...

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Launch of the 2018 Civil Society Reflection Group Report

On 18 September, UNRISD and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Geneva will host the launch of the Civil Society Reflection Group on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development‘s 2018 report. The report, Exploring New Policy Pathways: How to overcome obstacles and contradictions in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, assesses progress towards the sustainable development agenda....

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ILO is Gearing Up for Its 100th Anniversary

2019, will mark the ILO’s 100th year of operation. As part of the ILO Centenary Initiatives, the Organization’s Social Protection Department (SOCPRO) has initiated a campaign: “100 years of social protection at the ILO: the road to universal social protection”. One of SOCPRO’s activities for the campaign was the...

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New UNICEF Report on WASH in Schools

On 28 August, the Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (JMP) released Drinking Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Schools: Global baseline report 2018. The JMP, comprised of UNICEF and WHO,   has reported country, regional and global estimates of progress on drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)...

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Highlighting FAO’s Work on Social Protection

FAO, Social Protection and Human Rights’ partner of the month, works to achieve food security for all and to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. Social protection is an important element of FAO’s work. The organization’s three main goals are...

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UNRISD is Hosting a Side Event at the 2018 HLPF

The 2018 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) will take place from 9-18 July 2018 at the UN in New York. This year’s theme is Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies. UNRISD is hosting an official side event. The event, Localizing the SDGs through Social and Solidarity Economy...

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The High-Level Panel on Migration Took Place in Geneva

On 28 and 29 May, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Union held a Meeting of the High Level Panel on Migration (HLPM) at the International Organization for Migration (IOM) headquarters in Geneva. The Panel is made up of 16 experts from governments, the...

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The 107th Session of the International Labour Conference has Begun

The 107th Session on the International Labour Conference is taking place in Geneva, Switzerland from 28 May – 8 June. The Conference is an annual gathering of ILO member States, who are represented by government, employer and worker delegates. The Conference (also often called an international parliament of labour)...

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Apply Now for a Social Protection Summer Course at Bonn-Rhein-Sieg

The Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences is holding a short course on social protection during the summer and fall of 2018. The course consists of two weeks of distance learning from 16-27 July and one face-to-face week in Sankt Augustin from 5-12 September. Participants are able to choose between...

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ECLAC 2018 is in Session

The 37th Session of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) is taking place from 7 – 11 May in Havana, Cuba. The event, which takes place biennially, is the most important intergovernmental conference for steering the work of ECLAC. It serves as a forum to...

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ECLAC Hosted a Social Protection Short Course

On 5 and 6 March, ECLAC hosted an international course on social protection in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in collaboration with USAID, the Haitian Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, and Care. The course’s main objective was to build capacity among government officials and provide them with knowledge on a human...

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UNAIDS is Hosting a Conference on Social Protection and Ending AIDS

UNAIDS will host its 2018 International Conference on Fast-Tracking Social Protection to End AIDS on 25 and 26 April. This event, hosted by UNAIDS’ Inter-Agency Task Team, brings together researchers, policy makers, civil society organizations and practitioners to discuss how a human rights-based approach to social protection is essential...

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UN Women Releases 2018 Flagship Report

On 14 February, 2018, UN Women launched their 2018 Flagship Report, Turning Promises into Action: gender equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in New York.  The adoption of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs in 2015 signalled a renewed commitment by governments to ensure universal human rights for all,...

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