On the occasion of the 63rd Commission on the Status of Women the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, UNICEF and the GAGE consortium coordinated by ODI invite you to attend: Gender- and Adolescent-Responsive Social Protection: Unleashing the Potential of Social Protection for Adolescent Girls and Women
Location: Conference Room 1 (CR1), United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY 10017
Time: 10:00 – 11:15 (EST) / 15:00-16:15 (GMT)
This event will be livestreamed and it is possible to watch the sessions through socialprotection.org. You can watch the livestream sessions here.
The fifty-seventh session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD57) will take place from 11 to 21 February 2019, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The Commission is the advisory body responsible for the social development pillar of global development. The priority theme this year is “Addressing inequalities and challenges to social inclusion through fiscal, wage and social protection policies”.
Population aging is taking place throughout the Americas, with the elderly expected to grow faster than the overall population between 2018 and 2025, according to a report by London-based analytics firm Global Data.
The report found Canada already has more elderly people than children in its cities. And in the U.S., the same is expected over the next 20 years. By 2025, it projected that 141 cities in Canada and the U.S. will have old-age dependency ratios (the ratio of elderly to working-age people) of more than 30 per cent.
Several decades ago, London was in the midst of a crisis similar to the one the New York City Houshing Authority faces today. Our counterpart across the pond made major changes that vastly improved its public housing. Incoming NYCHA Chairman Gregory Russ should draw from them to deliver the turnaround that New York's public housing residents urgently need.
In the nine years since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, it has affected nearly every aspect of the nation's health care system. Millions of Americans have gotten health insurance through the ACA exchanges or Medicaid expansion. Senior citizens have saved money on their Medicare coverage and prescription drugs. And children can stay on their parents' health insurance plans until they turn 26. Most importantly for many, Obamacare prevents insurers from turning away or charging more to those with pre-existing conditions.
OPINION: In a recent survey, some 80 percent of millennials are concerned that they won’t be able to receive any Social Security benefits upon retirement.