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.
In her first speech in her new role as the United Kingdom's Secretary of State for International Development, Penny Mordaunt said that millions of pounds are lost every year because persons with disabilities in developing countries do not have the support that they need to access employment.
COVID-19 has exposed weaknesses in the Region’s social protection systems; countries should consider making Universal Child Benefits a key part of their recovery plans.
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Social welfare payments will be paid weekly once more from next month, Social Protection Minister Heather Humphreys has said. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, weekly social welfare payments were changed to a fortnightly schedule from late March. In August, some payments were returned to a weekly schedule.
There has been a dramatic increase in the number of children registering for free school meals in the UK, poverty campaigners say, revealing the strain the COVID-19 pandemic is putting on family budgets.