Promoting jobs and enterprise, guaranteeing rights at work, extending social protection and promoting social dialogue are the four pillars of the ILO Decent Work Agenda with gender as a cross-cutting theme. These are crucial to advancing the entire sustainable development agenda, including SDG 8 on Decent Work and Economic Growth. Harnessing the power of decent work for sustainable development and poverty reduction requires global access to information and tools on decent work approaches in an SDG context and related capacity building.

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This publication discusses how countries in Asia and the Pacific can overcome public sector inefficiencies in the health system and how governments can obtain better outcomes on their journey towards universal health coverage. As governments in Asia and the Pacific invest more on health, unmasking inefficiencies in spending is a priority to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC). This paper looks at inefficiencies in the public sector, and how they affect the way health systems’ functions are performed. Countries in the region are making efficiency gains in the health sector.

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In 2016, following Tropical Cyclone (TC) Winston, Fiji became the First Pacific Island country to channel post-disaster assistance through its existing social safety net programs. With wind speeds of up to 306km/h, TC Winston was one of the most powerful cyclones ever recorded in the Southern Hemisphere, and the first Category 5 cyclone to directly strike Fiji. The Government swiftly mobilised funds through its existing social protection programs to channel cash assistance to poor households and vulnerable groups.

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A study in 22 low- and middle-income countries in Asia reveals a strong positive relationship between social protection spending and health outcomes. Using the latest data on social protection in Asia, this study hopes to explore the potential association of social protection spending and health outcomes in low- and middle-income Asian economies. For this study, the authors used three health outcomes which focus on indicators related to maternal and child health.

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Slide presentation of the webinar held on 28 June 2018. The Community of Practice on South-South Cooperation for Children (CoP-SSC4C) organised its second thematic webinar. This time, the topic was South-South Cooperation’s added value in expanding access to development tools, technology and innovations for children.

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Venezuela will create a domestic investment plan in the social protection system in strategic sectors like health care, education and housing to counter the financial siege affecting this South American country. Tareck El Aissami, who was appointed vice-president for the Economic Area on Thursday, proposed at the meeting to establish the Presidential Economic Advisory Commission, held in this capital, t

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People diagnosed with gender dysphoria in Japan are getting more support from social security, including the ability to have the names they usually go by printed on their health insurance cards and to get coverage for gender reassignment surgery under certain conditions.

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The Malawi government has launched a four-year National Action Plan on Persons With Albinism aimed at ending atrocities against persons with albinism, and improving their social welfare.

For the past four years, the Southern African country has experienced barbaric attacks, including killing of persons with albinism, a development which has attracted intervention of international bodies such as the United Nations.

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Lessons from pilot projects promoting just transition to greener economies in Asia-Pacific. These guidelines offer the ILO and its constituents a framework and practical tool to ensure that national and global efforts to tackle climate change and other environmental challenges also advance employment creation goals, social justice and fair transitions for workers, enterprises and communities on an equal footing.

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For the year 2018, thanks to credits delegated by the Mission of the International Adoption of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, the Cooperation and Cultural Action Department of the Embassy of France in Haiti will spend 105,500 Euros to child protection actions.

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