This publication presents country examples that document different pathways to achieve universal social protection coverage. These country cases encompass a wide range of programs, country settings and regions, including Sub-Saharan Africa (Botswana, Cabo Verde, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Zanzibar), Europe and Central Asia (Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kosovo and Ukraine), Latin America and Caribbean (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil and Trinidad and Tobago), East Asia and Pacific (China, Mongolia, Thailand and Timor-Leste), and South Asia Region (Maldives, Nepal).
The government has set aside Sh30 billion for cash transfers for elderly people aged 70 years and above starting April this year. Under the program dubbed Inua Jamii, close to 530,000 elderly people are set to benefit from the funds which Labour Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yattani says will be released in the course of next week.
A new programme worth €50 million, to improve the living conditions and resilience of vulnerable populations in key Libyan municipalities has been adopted under the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (North of Africa window).
The Monrovia Alternative Care facility of SOS Children’s Villages Liberia received (19) more children on Wednesday, 7 March, 2018. These children were recommended to SOS Liberia by the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection.
Location: Kofi Annan Conference Room, UNAIDS, Geneva, Switzerland
The UNAIDS Inter Agency Task Team (IATT) for Social Protection, Care and Support will join representatives from governments, donors, academicians and civil society from 25– 26 April 2018 for the International Conference on Fast-Tracking Social Protection to end AIDS. April 27, 2018 will be a business meeting of the IATT.
The aims of this year’s conference are to:
Community Development and Social Services Minister, Emerine Kabanshi has disclosed that government will soon introduce other social protection programmes which will help alleviate urban poverty. Ms. Kabanshi said just like in rural areas, there are a lot of impoverished people living in urban areas.