The Hungarian government has put in place supportive, stable, targeted and flexible social and family policies to protect women's rights, said a Hungarian UN envoy here on Friday. Speaking at the on-going 63 Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW-63), Katalin Bogyay, Hungary's permanent representative to the United Nations, said her country has doubled its budget for family policy in the past 8 years.
The event was livestreamed through socialprotection.org and it is possible to watch the recorded sessions here.
The World Social Security Forum will take place in Brussels, Belgium, from 14 to 18 October 2019. It will be hosted by the public social security institutions of Belgium.
The Forum is the largest and most important international event for social security. Involving more than 1,000 participants, from more than 150 countries, including ministers, administrators, CEOs and senior managers in social security administration, it will provide an unparalleled source of exclusive networking, knowledge, and inspiration for ISSA member organizations.
Automatic enrolment into workplace pensions, which started in 2012, has turbo-boosted the numbers of people who are now in the habit of saving for their retirement. Around nine in 10 people automatically enrolled have chosen to stay in their scheme, rather than opting out – a much higher proportion than was initially expected. But pension experts commenting on the ONS report raised concerns that many people are still contributing low amounts into their pots. The minimum amounts that can be put into a workplace pension have gradually been phased upwards in recent years.
Emmanuel Macron is taking aim at French unemployment benefits, sparking the wrath of the country’s labor unions just as the Yellow Vest protests subside.
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