Social Protection

28-29 October 2014
An international conference on pension reform 'Thanks Otto! 125 years of pensions' >> concluded with 'The Berlin Communiqué on Pensions'.

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

24 September 2014
The ILO published 'Social Protection for older persons: Key policy trends and statistics' >>

9 September 2014
ILO, OECD and World Bank jointly prepared the report 'G20 labour markets: outlook, key challenges and policy responses' >>

4 September 2014
The report 'Follow-up to the Second World Assembly on Ageing' >> has been released by UN DESA.

3 September 2014

The OECD's Employment Outlook 2014 >> says "Unemployment will remain well above its pre-crisis levels next year in most OECD countries".

30 July - 1 August 20
Fifth Working Session >> of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing

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

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

3 June 2014
World of Work Summit 2014 >>

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

28 May - 12 June 2014
International Labour Conference>>

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 teh post-2015 development agenda' >>

15 May 2014

20th anniversary of the International Year of the Family >>
More here >>

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"

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

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

28-29 April 2014

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

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

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' >>

20 March 2014

International Day of Happiness >>  (related event >> )

18 March 2014

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

5-6 March 2014

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

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 >>

29 January 2014

The ILO published 'Creative Labour Regulation: Indeterminacy and protection in an uncertain world' >>

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

20 January 2014
World Economic Situation and Prospects 2014 >>

2-13 December 2013
World Bank Safety Net Core Course >> held in Washington, D.C.

20 November 2013

The 'Least Developed Countries Report 2013 - Growth with employment for inclusive and sustainable development' >> was released.

20 November 2013
The ILO published 'Beyond Macroeconomic Stability: Structural Transformation and Inclusive Development' >> (edited by Iyanatul Islam and David Kucera).

18 November 2013
'Claiming Rights: Domestic Workers' Movements and Global Advances for Labor Reform' >> was published by IDWN, the ITUC and Human Rights Watch

15 November 2013
'Towards Better Work: Understanding labour in apparel global value chains' >> was published by the ILO.

14 November 2013
The OECD's 'Government at a Glance' >> has been published.

13-14 November
World Pension Summit 2013 >>

11 November 2013
The World Bank released the 'Global Financial Development Report 2014: Financial Inclusion' >>

11 November 2013
The UN GA Second Committee and ECOSOC joined forces >> to "examine 'the future of employment' and the need for bold action to ensure the post-2015 development agenda provides decent work for all".

5-6 November 2013
The 2013 OECD/IOPS Global Forum on Private Pensions >> takes place in Seoul, Korea. Related to this is 'Pension Markets in Focus'  >>

5 November 2013
Within the ILO, there is progress on the Social Protection Floor >>, and also within the new SPIAC-B >>. Will the SPF will prevail in the new UN post 2015 debates >>, and does the World Bank >> gives any prominence to the policy?

5 November 2013
The OECD's How’s Life? >>  measures the human cost of crisis.

1 November 2013
The ILO published an edited collection 'Labour Administration in Uncertain Times: Policy, Practice and Institutions' >>

21 October 2013

The ILO published 'The Labour Markets of Emerging Economies: Has Growth translated into
more an better jobs?' >>

7 October 2013
Sixth World Day for Decent Work focuses on Building Workers' Power >>

5 October 2013
At the UN GA high level event on the MDGs >>, there was a call for ful employment and decent work in the future development agenda.

26 September 2013
As a side event to the 2013 Special Event on Follow-up Efforts Made Towards Achieving the MDGs, the ILO organised 'Tackling Inequalities Beyond 2015 through Social Protection' >>

23 September 2013

As a side event to the 68th UN GA, a panel discussion 'The Jobs challenge' >> focussed on the changing nature of emloyment and securing decent work.

16 September 2013

OECD Newsletter on Employment, Migration, Health and Social Affairs >>

12 September 2013

OXFAM published 'A Cautionary Tale: The true cost of austerity and inequality in Europe' >>

12 September 2013
The 2013 Day for South-South Cooperation was on 'Implementing Social Protection Floors' >>. More information about a related workshop >> on policy options and an ILO/UNITAR Seminar Series on Advancing Social Protection Floors >> is also available.

10-11 September 2013

Conference on Child Poverty ad Social Protection >> in Jakarta, Indonesia.

10 September 2013
A World Bank study >> focuses on the role of information and communication technologies for creating new jobs.

4 September 2013

The ITUC Global Poll 2013 - Economic and Social Outlook >> is out.

27 August 2013
Duncan Green discusses the Chile Solidario Programme >>

12-15 August 2013
The fourth session of the UN Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing >> took place (see also HelpAge >>).

18 July 2013
G20 Labour Ministers met >> with Social Partners in Moscow  (communiqué >>).

16 July 2013
The OECD Employment Outlook >> says that unemployment continues to be a problem.

15 July 2013
The OECD and the ILO presented 'Short-term labour market outlook and key challenges in G20 countries' >> ahead of the G20 Labour and Ministers meeting in Moscow.

6 July 2013
At the occasion of the International Day of Cooperatives >> the focus was on how cooperatives can help tackle the crisis.

2 July 2013
World Economic and Social Survey 2013 >>

26 June 2013
The Bretton Woods Project >> discusses two IMF reports on labour market policy.

17 June 2013
An OECD/EC report 'A good life in old age?' >> was released.

3 June 2013
World of Work Report 2013: Repairing the economic and social fabric >>

28 May 2013
The OECD launched a new version of its Better Life Index >>

28 May 2013
The work of the Stiglitz-Sen-Fitoussi commission on Measuring Economic Performance and Social Progress is to be continued by a high level expert group >>.

21 May 2013
UN human rights experts called >> for the post-2015 development agenda to be urgently refocused on equality, social protection and accountability.

1 May 2013

A World Bank Policy Research Paper is on 'Trade insulation as social protection' >>
Another one on 'Social Protecion, poverty and the post-2015 agenda' >>

29 April 2013
The World Report on Child Labour >> stresses how "how varying types of social protection measures such as cash transfer schemes, social health protection and providing income security in old age, can help reduce the number of children around the world who are forced to work" >>

19 April 2013
The World Bank >> announced that financial support for social safety net programs in low-income countries has reached a record high.

14 March 2013
Duncan Green posted an interesting blog contribution entitled 'Doing a big Alaska: the case for a global social protection fund' >>

13 February 2013
From the Bretton Woods Projects comes 'World Bank on Jobs: a "significant departure" or "business as usual"? >>

12 February 2013
The IFC has released 'IFC Jobs Study. Assessing Private Sector Contributions to Job Creation and Poverty Reduction' >>. The Bretton Woods Project discusses the IFC jobs study >>.

3 December 2012
This Year's International Day of Persons with Disabilities is themed 'Removing barriers to create an inclusive and accessible society for all'. Related information can be found at the UN Enable website >>.

24 October 2012
Mike Waghorne at the Public World website >> discusses the World BAnk's Doing Business Report and the latest World Development Report in a comparative perspective.

9 October 2012
A briefing note 'Underwriting the Poor: A Global Fund for Social Protection' >> by the Special Rapporteur on the right to food and the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights has been published.

1 October 2012
The World Bank's World Development Report 2013 on Jobs >> is published.
A related post is Touch Stone >>.

1 October 2012
A report by HelpAGE and UNFPA 'Ageing in the Twenty-first Century: A Celebration and a Challenge' >>.

27 September 2012
A CROP Poverty Brief was published, entitled 'The Social Protection Floor'   and written by Bob Deacon.

12 September 2012
At the ODI Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium a number of studies >> can be found about Livelihoods, basic services and social protecion.

11-12 September 2012
The ISSA organised an international seminar 'Using social security to empower people and enhance their responsibility' >>

5 September 2012
UNRISD organised a special panel discussion on 'The Role of Social Security in Realizing Human Rights' >>.

4 September 2012
DESA News >> was published, looking at the post-MDG process, persons with disabilities, empowering people in achieving poverty eradication, social integration and full employment.

3 July 2012
From the Bretton Woods Project comes 'IFI leaders talk jobs, but staff push labour deregulation' >>.

21 June 2012
The World Bank published 'Nonfinancial Defined Contribution Pension Schemes in a Changing Pension World' >>.

7 June 2012
UN DESA published an mid-2012 Update >> of its World Economic Situation and Prospects report, demanding that "countries need to shift away from self-defeating fiscal austerity and towards a renewed stimulus, which provides support to weak global demand.

4 July 2012
An UNRISD paper 'Welfare Regimes and Social Policy' >> reviews the role of labour and employment.

30 May - 14 June 2012
The 101st International Labour Conference >> is held in Geneva.

17-18 May 2012
A High-Level Thematic Debate on the 'State of the world economy and finance in 2012' took place in New York. Among the roundtables at the event was also one on
'Combating unemployment, creating jobs (specially for the women and youth) and addressing poverty' >>.

16 May 2012
The ILO and OECD issued a joint Statement for G20 Labour Ministerial Meeting >> in Guadalajara (Mexico). A related report 'Towards effective and fiscally sustainable Social Protection Floors' >> has also been published.

2 May 2012
UNRISD released an edited volume 'The Global Crisis and Transformative Social Change' >>.

27 February 2012
The UN ECOSOC organised an event 'Breaking new ground: Partnerships for more and better jobs for young people' >>. At the event, the ILO warned youth job crisis threatens social cohesion >>.

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