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Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America, has launched a permanent Spanish-language site entirely devoted to the pressing issue of global poverty and economic inequality primarily centered on how it affects the Latin American region.

National case studies on social protection systems in Latin America and the Caribbean reveal that over the past 10 years social protection systems and, in general, social policies in the region have been transformed.

The significant contributions which bilateral and multilateral agreements have made to efforts designed to improve migrant-worker social security and pension rights are indisputable.

Playlist from the Human Rights Council Side Event, Overcoming Exclusion and Promoting Rights: Challenges and Opportunities in Social Protection available here:

In the present report, the Special Rapporteur, Catalina Devandas-Aguilar, provides a study focusing on disability-inclusive social protection as a prerequisite for the universalization of social protection.

There is strong evidence that social protection contributes to sustainable and resilient economic growth by raising labour productivity and enhancing social cohesion.

This paper provides empirical evidence on the causal effects that upgrading slum dwellings has on the living conditions of the extremely poor. In particular, we study the impact of providing better houses in situ to slum dwellers in El Salvador, Mexico and Uruguay.

Welcome to the thirty third issue of the Centre for Social Protection Newsletter.

Our experience has taught us that several building blocks are needed, and that asystematic and sequenced approach is the best way to go about doing this.


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