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Highlights of the webinar on "Social protection systems in Latin America and the Caribbean: the challenge of inclusion"

Social Protection Systems in Latin America and the Caribbean: the Challenge of Inclusion

This research paper focuses on the implementation of the European Union (EU) Plan of Action on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowermentin Development.

Food as a commodity, human right or common good? Implications for hunger eradication

The way we approach hunger eradication depends on how we see food, which has multidimensional meanings for human societies. Three competing paradigms currently influence the global food system:


> food and nutrition security, which considers hunger a human need that must be satisfied;

> the right to food, a fully-fledged human right that states have the obligation to protect, respect and fulfill;

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 18:30 to 22:00

Holding Cash Transfers to Account

Do cash transfer programmes effectively address issues of social exclusion, including on the basis of gender, age, ethnicity and disability?  How could beneficiary involvement enhance the effective implementation of cash transfer programmes? How can programmes be made more transparent and implementers more accountable? Can these programmes create sustainable pathways out of poverty and destitution?

Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 11:00 to 13:00


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