UN Report on Disability Barriers to Social Protection Systems

Catalina Devandas Aguilar, UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, has highlighted the need for states to make their social protection systems more inclusive for persons with disabilities, rather than pursuing models that often lock them into a cycle of dependence and poverty. In her report, the Special … ———- Please continue reading

FAO: Cartoon on Social Protection for Farming Families

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has published a 2-page cartoon on ‘Social Protection for Farming Families: a little help can make a big difference’. Find the cartoon “Bee and the Drought” here (pdf). Watch the animated cartoon here: Tweet

UN Report: Social Protection Floor in Mozambique

The United Nations, in cooperation with the International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations’ Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme (WFP), have published a paper documenting the evolution of a Social Protection Floor in Mozambique between 2005 and 2015. In Mozambique, the growing attention to social protection demonstrates … ———- Please continue reading

Financing of Development Agenda 2030

On 25 September 2015 the United Nations General Assembly formally adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, along with 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). How the agenda’s implementation will be financed was discussed in advance at the UN Financing for Development (FfD) Conference in Addis Ababa in July resulting in the ‘Addis Ababa Action … ———- Please continue reading

UN Women: Discussion Paper Series

The UN Women discussion paper series is a new initiative led by the Research and Data section of UN Women, to provide grounded, fresh and robust perspectives on some of the contemporary challenges to achieving gender equality and women’s rights, and offer insights into policy innovations that are making a … ———- Please continue reading

Social Protection Key in SDGs

With the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) about to be adopted at the UN Summit in New York starting tomorrow, Isabel Ortiz, head of the ILO’s Social Protection Department, explains why social protection is a key component of the new global development agenda: Tweet

UNU-WIDER: Paper on Poverty Reduction and Social Development

The UNU-WIDER (United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research) has published a working paper on ‘Needs vs Expediency – Poverty Reduction and Social Development in Post-Conflict Countries’. Conflict depletes all forms of human and social capital, as well as supporting institutions. The scale of the human damage can … ———- Please continue reading

BRICS: Global Social Protection Forum for Food Security and Nutrition

The BRICS Global Forum on the Implementation of Social Protection Programmes for Food Security and Nutrition: Towards Partnership for Development took place on 10-11 September 2015 in Moscow. Participants came from Bangladesh, Brazil, Indonesia, Cabo Verde, Congo, Mali, Mexico, Niger, Nigeria, Peru, Syria, Tanzania, the Philippines and Ethiopia. The event … ———- Please continue reading

UNRISD Classics on Social Policy

The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) has launched a new publication series: UNRISD Classics, with three volumes on (1) Social Policy and Inclusive Development, (2) Gendered Dimensions of Development and (3) Revisiting Sustainable Development. The publications bring together 50 selected essays from 50 years of UNRISD research. For more detailed … ———- Please continue reading

UNDP: Food Security and Nutrition for All

Paloma Durán, Director of the Sustainable Development Goals Fund (SDG-F) at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), has stressed the importance of  food security as a basic human right and what measures are being taken in order to achieve it. In the fight against hunger, we need to create food systems that offer … ———- Please continue reading

Conference Materials of the Social Protection for Children Conference in Addis Ababa

On 27-28 October 2014 the African Child Policy Forum (ACPF) held a conference in Addis Ababa entitled ‘Social Protection in Africa: Making it Work for Children’. It was attended by 350 representatives from governments, the African Union, United Nations organisations, civil society groups, academic and research institutes, and international partners. … ———- Please continue reading