Global Social Policy News

(last updated on: 2014-07-28)

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

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

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

International Day of Cooperatives >>, with a focus on social justice and equity.

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

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'

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' >>

30 June - 9 July 2014
Second meeting >> of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

27 June 2014
The Hunger and Nutrition Commitment Index (HANCI) >> ranks governments on their political commitment to tackling hunger and undernutrition

26 June 2014

UNESCO launched a new poliy paper >> showing little change in global number of children out of school

26 June 2014
The Human Rights Council >> extended the mandates of the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, the Independent Expert on human rights and international solidarity; and decided to establish an open-ended intergovernmental working group with the mandate to elaborate an international legally binding instrument on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights

20-21 June 2014
C20 summit >> in Melbourne

18-19 June 2014
UNCTAD 2014 Public Symposium 'A Better World Economic Order for Equality and Sustainable Development Post-2015' >>

16-20 June 2014
WHO Advanced Course >> on Health Financing for Universal Coverage, Nairobi, Kenya 

16-20 June 2014

12th session >> of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals

12 June 2014
The World Day Against Child Labour >>

10-12 June 2014
7th session >> of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

9-10 June 2014
High-level Event of the UN GA on 'Human Rights and the Rule of Law in the Post-2015 Development Agenda' >>

9 June 2014
UN officals >> call for human rights-backed development agenda

8 June 2014
The strategic objective of employment >> was discussed at the ILC

5 June 2014
FAO's Food Price Index >>  reports falling foodprices.

5 June 2014
Special Meeting of ECOSOC on International Cooperation in Tax Matters >>

4-5 June 2014
G7 Summit in Brussels

4 June 2014

ODI Kevin Watkins writes about 'Universal Health Coverage - but mind the equity gaps' >>

3 June 2014
L20's First Forum on 'Jobs and Growth' >>

3 June 2014
The ILO's Social Protection Report 2014/15 >> was published.

3 June 2014
World of Work Summit 2014 >>

3 June 2014
Olivier De Schutter released his final report >> as the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food to the UN Human Rights Council

2-3 June 2014
ECOSOC Youth Forum >>

2 June 2014
The 'Zero Draft' >> of the Open Working Group on SDGs was made public.

1 June 2014
The World Bank released a report 'Climate-smart development: adding up the benefits of actions that help build prosperity, end poverty and combat climate' >>

28 May - 12 June 2014
International Labour Conference>>

27-29 May 2014
UN ECOSOC Integration Segment 'Sustainable Urbanization' >>

27 May 2014
The ILO published 'The World of Work Report 2014: Developing with jobs' >>

23 May 2014

High-Level Meeting of the UN GA 'Achieving poverty eradication through full employment and decent work for all in the post-2015 development agenda' >>

21-22 May 2014
High-Level Event >> of the UN GA 'Contributions of North-South, South-South, Triangular Cooperation, and ICTs for Development to the implementation of the Post-2015 Development Agenda'

22 May 2014

The World Economic Situation and Prospects as of mid-2014 >> was launched.

21 - 22 May 2014
High-level event >> of the UNGA 'Contributions of North-South, South-south, Triangular co-operation and ICT for Development to the Implemenation of the Post-2015 Agenda'

19-24 May 2014
67th World Health Assembly >>
Comments by the PHM >>

19-23 May 2014
WHO and the United Nations Foundation produce 'World Health+SocialGood' >> at the 67th World Health Assembly.

15 May 2014
20th anniversary of the International Year of the Family >>
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15 May 2014
World Health Statistics 2014 >> reveal ‘major’ rich-poor longevity divide persists >>

15 May 2014
A Center for Global Development Working paper illustrates that 'Migration and Development Research is Moving Far beyond Remittances' >>

14-16 May 2014
Global Forum on Migration and Development >>
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon statement >>

14 May 2014
Robert J. Shiller comments >> on inequality and global taxes.

14 May 2014
Muscat global meeting >> on education as a goal in the post-2015 development agenda

13 May 2014
The World Bank released 'The State of Social Safety Nets 2014' >>

13 May 2014
'Maternity and Paternity at Work: Law and Practice across the world' >> argues that "contrary to expectations, the global economic crisis served to boost support to families in some countries"

12 May 2014
13th session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues >>

10 May 2014
G20 Tax Symposium >>

9 May 2014
The ILO released a report 'Fair migration: Setting an ILO agenda' >>

8 May 2014
WHO and UNICEF published 'Progress on Drinking Water and Sanitation' >>  showing that inequalities in access to improved drinking water and sanitation facilities still persist around the world.

8 May 2014
The World Bank appoints leaders of global practices >>

6 May 2014   
South Bulletin 79 >> was released with articles addressing equity, climate change and sustainable development;issues of global governance (G77, China, regional (Latin America, Asia)) and the post-2015 development agenda.

6 May 2014
World Conference on Youth >> inaugurated in Sri Lanka.

5-9 May 2014
11th session >> of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals
5-7 May 2014
OECD Week 2014 >>

5-6 May 2014
The fifth meeting >>  of the Social Protection Interagency Cooperation Board (SPIAC-B) took place in Geneva.

5 May 2014

The OECD released its 2014 Better Life Index >>

5 May 2014
The OECD published 'All on Board: Making Inclusive Growth Happen' >>

5 May 2014

UN oppens up channels >> for direct participation of people in international decisions

May 2014
Joint WHO/World Bank Group paper 'Monitoring Progress towards Universal Health Coverage at Country and Global Levels: Framework, Measures and Targets' >>

May 2014
A World Bank Paper engages with the question 'Which World Bank Reports are Widely Read? >>

28-29 April 2014
'Families in the Crisis. Finding work-life balance in difficult economic times' conference >> in Athens

28-29 April 2014
UNESCO and the ISSC organised an expert group meeting 'Global justice, poverty and inequality in the post-2015 development agenda' >>

28-29 April 2014
Global Experts Meeting >> on migration in the post-2015 Development Agenda 

22 April 2014
Thomas Piketty explains 'Why a global wealth tax would help address inequality' >>

22 April 2014
International Mother Earth Day >>

15 - 16 April 2014
First High Level Meeting >> of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation in Mexico

14-15 April 2014
Special high-level meeting >> of ECOSOC with the World Bank, IMF, WTO and UNCTAD on 'Coherence, coordination and cooperation in the context of financing for sustainable development and the post-2015 development agenda'.

11-13 April 2014
IMF - World Bank Spring Meetings 2014 >>
Global Trade Union Statement >>

11 April 2014

World Bank event 'Toward Universal Health Coverage by 2030' >>

11 April 2014
The World Bank released the World Development Indicators 2014 >>

9 April 2014
UNRISD organised a seminar 'New Directions in Social Policy: Towards a Post-2015 Agenda' >>

8 April 2014
A Global Partnership of Solidarity or Global Partnerships for Wealth? - A civil society statement >> on the role of Global Partnership in the development agenda

7-11 April 2014
47th session >> of the Commission on Population and Development

7 April 2014
UNFPA discusses 'How has the World Changed in the Last 20 Years?' >>

5-11 April 2014
World Urban Forum 'Urban Equity in Development - Cities for Life' >>

3-4 April 2014
Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Financing Sustainable Development holds a consultation on the theme 'Co-Creating New Partnerships for Financing Sustainable Development' >>

2 - 11 April 2014
Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities holds its 11th session >> in Geneva

1-3 April 2103
'The 2014 Social Forum' >> took place in Geneva

1 April 2014
A World Bank paper by David Dollar, Tatjana Kleineberg and Aart Kraav is on 'Growth, inequality, and social welfare: cross-country evidence' >>

April 2014
International Movement ATD Fourth World released 'Challenge 2015: Towards Sustainable Development that Leaves No One Behind' >>

April 2014
G20-BRICS Update: Dueling Visions - Civil Society and the G20 >>

April 2014
ITUC Frontlines Report 'Social Protection: A key to a fair society' >>
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