Global Social Policy News

(last updated on: 2014-04-12)

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

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

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

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 Fianncing 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

31 March 2014

OCHA report 'Saving Lives Today and Tomorrow: Managing the Risk of Humanitarian Crisis' >>

31 March 2014
The OWG released a progress report >>  and 'Focus Areas of the Sustainable Development Goals' >>

30 March 2014
'UNDP Youth Strategy 2014-2017: Empowered Youth, Sustainable Future' >>

25 March 2014
The ILO published 'Crisis and creativity: New ides in macroeconomic and labour market policy' >>

24 March- 14 April 2014
Online Discussion >> on Child Poverty and the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals

24-28 March 2014

16th Session of the Committee for Development Policy >>

24 March 2014

An ODI paper 'Building a post-2015 sustainable development agreement' >>  is published (more is available under post2015.org >>)

21 March 2014
Conclusions >>  of the 58th session of the Commission on Status of Women

20 March 2014
International Day of Happiness >>  (related event >> )

20 March 2014
ECOSOC convenes symposium on development cooperation >>

20-21 March 2014
World Water Day event >> in Tokyo (related World Water Development Report 2014 >>)

18 March 2014
The OECD published 'Society at a Glance 2014' >>

12 March 2014
World Population Policies 2013 report >> published by UN DESA

10-21 March 2014
Commission on the Status of Women >> (focus on development, particularly education and reproductive rights).

7 March 2014
Duncan Green discusses 'Fairtrade' >>

5-6 March 2014
'Gender Equality and the Global Jobs Challenge' >> (6th Annual Women's Empowerment Principles event).

5 March 2014

'Rethinking urbanization in the 21st century' >>


5 March 2014
'Beyond Macroeconomic Stability: Structural Transformation and Inclusive Development' >>

3 March 2014
'International Migration Policies: Government views and priorities' >> was published by the Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

21 February 2014
The OECD published its 'Going for Growth Report' 2014 >>

20-21 February 2014

Twelfth Coordination Meeting on International Migration >>

20 February 2014
The World Bank published 'Gender at Work' >>  (a companion to the World Development Report on Jobs >>). A Bretton Woods Project comment >>

20 February 2014
World Day of Social Justice >>  
ILO Statement >> 
UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon >>

11-21 February 2014
Commission for Social Development's  52nd session >>

10 February 2014
UNU launched the UNU Migration Network >>
 
29 January 2014
The ILO published 'Creative Labour Regulation: Indeterminacy and protection in an uncertain world' >>

28 January 2014
'Wage-led Growth: An equitable strategy for economic recovery' >>

22-25 January 2014
World Economic Forum 'The Reshaping of the World: Consequences for Society, Politics and Business' >> . Discussed was, amongst other things 'Health is Wealth' >>, education and employment >>, youth unemployment >>, and future development agendas >>, global food security >>

21-30 January 2014
2014 regular session of the Committee of NGOs >>

21 January 2013
The ILO released 'Global Employment Trends 2014: The ris of a jobless recovery' >>

20 January 2014
World Economic Situation and Prospects 2014 >>

20 January 2014
OXFAM Briefing Paper 'Working for the Few. Political Capture and Economic Inequality' >>

 


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  • GSP Digest 14.1

    The Global Social Policy (GSP) Digest covers the period mid-August to November 2013, and 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).    more >