Welcome to the January edition of our brand new monthly newsletter!
It's a happy new year for the socialprotection.org team: This is the year of social protection! The topic will be addressed at leading international events in 2019, including: Together to achieve Universal Social Protection by 2030, the 57th UN Session of the Commission for Social Development, the Sixty-third UN session of the Commission on the Status of Women, and the ILO's 100th anniversary celebrations.

This month's newsletter is dedicated to inequality and social cohesion. We're off to a busy start: Don't miss the 
call for applications to the 3rd round of the TRANSFORM e-course and upcoming events, including three webinars and two livestreams in the first week of February. Here's to a prosperous 2019 for all!
Upcoming Webinars
The role of Zakat in the provision of social protection

15 January
12:00 - 13:30 GMT

Register now
Call for applications: 3rd run of the TRANSFORM e-course

9 - 17 January
The e-course will take place from
11 February to 19 April

Application form
Upcoming Livestreams
Together to achieve Universal Social Protection by 2030
OECD Development Centre Global coalition for social protection floors
5 February
Geneva (10:00 GMT)
International conference on Universal Child 

6 - 8 February
Geneva (10:00 GMT)
Including the Excluded: Supporting Informal Workers for More Equal and Productive Cities in the Global South (2018)
Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO)
A scoping analysis of budget allocations for ending child marriage in Bangladesh (2018)
Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts UNICEF
Addressing Inequality in South Asia (2018)
World Bank Group
South Africa’s Expanded Public Works Programme: Innovations and challenges by Aline Peres (9 January 2019)
Emergency Social Safety Net has helped 1.5 million in Turkey
Government Europa (7 January 2019)
Featured Online Community
Join 60 fellow members of the TRANSFORM Online Community, building their critical thinking and capacities to improve the design, governance and administration of social protection systems.
Upcoming Events
Social Protection Cross Learning Summit (SPECS)
22 January (Abuja, Nigeria)
DFID | UNICEF | World Bank Group | Save the Children | Action Against Hunger
57th Session of the Commission for Social Development
11 - 22 February (New York, United States)
The sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women
11 - 22 March (New York, United States)
UN Women
Social Inclusion Intern | Apply until 15 January
Amman, Jordan
Call for papers: Poverty and Social Protection Conference 2019 | Apply until 10 February
Bangkok, Thailand