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Source: Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) 

The two organizations signed a joint statement that recognizes the importance of promoting inter-sectoral coordination to promote social protection in health through the gradual progress towards universal health coverage.

Can social protection and labour programmes promote social inclusion?

This symposium presents the findings of a three year research project that explored the impact of different social protection and labour programme interventions on social inclusion in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India and Nepal. The symposium will serve as a forum for researchers and development practitioners to discuss evidence from the field and its implications for policy and practice.

Date/Time:
Friday, May 16, 2014 - 18:45

The document prepared for the thirty-fifth session, entitled Compacts for Equality: Towards a Sustainable Future, discusses the two major challenges to development in Latin America and the Caribbean today: to achieve greater equality and to make development sustainable for future generations.

The financial inclusion stories presented this week were contributed by the Cities for Financial Inclusion (CFE) Fund in the framework of the call for short stories on local public-private partnership initiative

Can social protection and labour programmes promote social inclusion?

Discussions around the post-2015 development goals and the proposed ‘leave no-one behind’ principle have revived global interest in inequality and the role of social protection in promoting social inclusion. But is there too much emphasis on the potential of social protection alone to address broader goals of equity, social justice and empowerment? Can social protection tackle the wider structural drivers that perpetuate poverty and inequality?

Date/Time:
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 10:00 to 16:30

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