Ford Foundation

We believe in the inherent dignity of all people. But around the world, too many people are excluded from the political, economic, and social institutions that shape their lives. 

Across eight decades, our mission has sought to reduce poverty and injustice, strengthen democratic values, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement.
 

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The Platform for Collaboration on Tax (PCT) will hold its First Global Conference on February 14-16, 2018 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The conference will focus on the key directions for tax policy and administration needed to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Population aging is a global issue that is either affecting or will soon affect virtually every country around the world. With large numbers of older people experiencing significant losses of intrinsic capacity, leading a dignified and meaningful life is often only possible with the care and support of others. Long-term care (LTC) has therefore become one of the most rapidly developing policy areas in OECD countries, where significant institutional change and innovation have taken place over the last two decades.

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AARP

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into ‘Real Possibilities’ by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families with a focus on health care, financial security and personal fulfillment.

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Recent debates of basic income (BI) proposals shine a useful spotlight on the challenges that traditional forms of income support are increasingly facing, and highlight gaps in social provisions that largely depend on income or employment status. A universal “no questions asked” public transfer would be simple and have the advantage that no-one would be left without support.

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Welcome Message from the Conference Committee

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Developments and trends issue:

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Doing Needs-Based Development Works & the Engagement of Local People

 it is possible to start some small development works by engaging local people in mentally , physically and financially ...
A few years ago, people of a rural area of Anowara, an upazila (sub-district) of Chittagong, Bangladesh, sowed paddy plants in a road to show their grievance to the Government for not taking steps to furnish that road with bricks. They had suffered for a long time using that road, but were not interested in taking their own united initiative to furnish the road. If the local people of that area wished, they might have been able to make the road usable for traffic. But they would not use their brain and labour to do it, instead waited for the Government for a long time. We know, when people unite , they can do anything. Also today, not only the people of Bangladesh, but many people in under developed and non-developed countries wait for the Government's steps for all types of development...Read more

A new ISSA regional Developments and Trends report – The Americas: Strategic approaches to improve social security – looks closely at the core themes of the extension of coverage, excellence in administration, and the positive socio-economic impacts of social security. A major conclusion is that excellence in administration in the region is a prerequisite for the success of coverage extension efforts in support of socio-economic development.

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U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. It is also illegal to discriminate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit.

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