Welcome to the June edition of our monthly newsletter!
Social protection exists throughout Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), with programmes such as Brazil’s Bolsa Familia and Mexico’s Prospera featuring as icons in the field. LAC’s pioneering policies and programmes are thanks to deep rooted social activism for socioeconomic rights. This has seen the implementation of large-scale social assistance policies and programmes, predominantly targeting low income and informal employment groups (Global Development Institute, 2019). Social protection in the region also reflects a push for improved emergency preparedness and response as more frequent environmental and migration related shocks and crises are encountered. We invite you to explore the latest content from the region in this month’s newsletter!
Upcoming Webinar
Upcoming Livestream
Regional Symposium on Shock-Responsive Social Protection in the Caribbean
WFP | The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) | The Government of Turks and Caicos Islands

27 June

08:00 - 12:15 (GMT-4)
 Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands
See the full agenda
Past Livestream
Programme Profiles
Check out the new Latin American and Caribbean Programme Profiles by UNECLAC.
Weekly Social Protection Links: May 31
by Ugo Gentilini (3 June 2019)
Adaptive and Shock Responsive Social Protection in the Caribbean: Putting People at the Centre of Resilience and Response
by Francesca Ciardi (29 May 2019)
30 May 2019
Tackling childhood anaemia in indigenous communities in Peru
15 May 2019
Brazil plans low-income housing program with fewer subsidies-reports
2 February 2019
The demise of Mexico’s Prospera programme: A tragedy foretold
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Humanitarian crises are becoming more frequent, severe, complex and protracted. Recently, international commitments have created closer links between humanitarian and development programming. Become a member of the Social protection in crisis contexts Online Community to connect with over 180 expert practitioners and learn more!

Access the Guidance Package on providing Social Protection across the Humanitarian-Development Nexus (SPaN), produced by the EU SPaN initiative. You can also watch the recordings from the launch event of the Operational Notes, which took place on 20 May 2019. The Community hosts Reference Document No 26, the Supplementary Volume of Operational NotesThink pieces, and Case studies.
Job Opportunities
International Trainer on capacity development for employment of vulnerable population | Home-based | Apply by 24 June