United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, UNDESA

Webinar Presentation - Promoting inclusion through social protection: Results from the UN Report on the World Social Situation 2018

Slide presentation of the webinar held on 11 October 2018. Access to social protection is uneven and varies widely between countries, groups and individuals depending on their age, gender, disability or migrant status, race or ethnicity. Gaps in access and insufficient benefits challenge the effectiveness of social protection to promote inclusion and resilience and leave no one behind. Understanding the barriers that diverse groups face in accessing social protection is necessary if substantial coverage is to be ensured for all nations, peoples and segments of society. This webinar discussed the main findings of the Report on the World Social Situation 2018: Promoting Inclusion through Social Protection. In particular, it addressed the following questions: What role does social protection play in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? Is social protection an effective policy tool to promote inclusion/leave no one behind? Who enjoys social protection coverage—and who does not? How can social protection programmes be designed and implemented to be sensitive to the needs of disadvantaged groups?