February 2018: How Can Social Protection Help Achieve Social Justice For All?
Welcome to our February newsletter!
This month's newsletter is dedicated to the United Nations World Day of Social Justice, which takes place annually on 20 February 2018. A basic principle of social justice is the fair dispersal of goods. Social Justice is the basic condition for peace and respect between nations in a connected world.
Social protection is essential for realising the human right to social security for all, thereby advancing social justice and promoting inclusive growth. Accordingly, it serves as a key instrument in accelerating progress towards achieving the globally agreed 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Following a life-cycle approach, social protection caters to the needs of children, women and men of working age, including protection in case of maternity, unemployment, employment injury and disability, and the elderly. It therefore ensures to the needs of the most vulnerable for the attainment of social justice. We hope you enjoy reading this month's compilation of social justice related content!
This month we share the following social justice related publications:
This ILO flagship report provides a global overview on recent trends in social protection systems, including social protection floors. It offers a broad range data on social protection coverage, benefits and public expenditures on social protection.
Is a universal basic income an effective way for states to meet their social protection commitments in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, serving as a realistic option for developed and developing countries to reduce poverty and increase social justice?
This research investigates the barriers that low-income and vulnerable families with children face in accessing poverty-targeted social and special social services. The study primarily covers children with disabilities and those with limited capacities.
This briefing paper showcases the immediate effects of cash transfers on reducing barriers to accessing basic services and employment for refugees, as well as considering the long-term implications of improvements in economic and social outcomes.
This collection of notes and case studies highlights how the insurance needs of women are different from those of men: women are more at risk of losing their income because of pregnancy, divorce or separation, as well as constraints imposed by society and laws.
Blog Posts Take 10 minutes and gain valuable knowledge on social protection:
This ILO course will support trade union organisations in responding to crises by stregthening capacity to promote decent employment, foster social protection, social dialogue and respect for fundamental rights.
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