Global Social Policy News

(last updated on: 2014-08-08)

7 October 2014
World Day for Decent Work - Justice for Workers Climate Justice >>

4 August 2014
'Corporate influence through the G8 New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition in Africa' >> by Wolfgang Obenland has been published as a Working Paper of MISEREOR, GPF and Brot für die Welt.

30 July - 1 August 2014
Fifth Working Session >> of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing

30 July 2014
UNICEF released 'The Challenges of Climate Change: Children on the front line' >>

30 July 2014

An ILO Policy Brief 'Rapid Extension of Health Protection' >> was released.

21 July 2014
The final outcome document >> of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development with the list of proposed Sustainable Development Goals has been released.
A summary >> by iisd reporting services is also available.

21 July 2014
UNRISD published 'Social and Solidarity Economy and the Challenge of Sustainable Development' >>

15 July 2014
The 6th BRICS Summit: Fortaleza Declaration >>

14-18 July 2014
13th session >> of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals

10-11 July 2014

The ECOSOC 2014 Development Cooperation Forum is entitled 'Bringing the future of development cooperation to post-2015' >>.

10 July 2014
UN DESA's Population Division releases the latest urbanization trends >>

10 July 2014
The 2014 Revision of the World Urbanization Prospects report >>  finds that more than half of world's population now live in urban areas.

7-11 July 2014
High-level segement of the 2014 session >>  of ECOSOC is themed 'Addressing ongoing and emerging challenges for meeting the MDGs in 2015 and for sustaining development gains in the future'

7 July 2014
UNCTAD's fourth Working Group meeting >> on the Debt Workout Mechanism took place in New York.

2 July 2014
The OECD published 'Perspectives on Global Development 2014. Boosting productivity to meet the middle income challenge' >>

1 July 2014
Launch of the 'Global Sustainable Development Report' >>

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  • GSP Digest 14.3

    The Global Social Policy (GSP) Digest has been produced under the editorship of Alexandra Kaasch with support from the University of Bremen Centre for Social Policy Research and the Balsillie School of International Affairs. This edition discusses issues like the job crisis (particularly youth unemployment), inequality, and the end of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) process and the future development agenda (namely defining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS), and migration, and it includes sections on Global Social Policies (redistribution, regulation, rights), Global Social Governance, International Actors and Social Policy (health, social protection, education, food, habitat-land-housing). This edition of the Digest covers the period mid-April to early-August 2014.  more >