The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will shift its support from in-kind food assistance to distributions of cash to refugees from Bhutan located in Nepal starting mid-2018; this is in line with refugees’ preference and...

Poor rainfall in parts of Africa has triggered the largest insurance pay-out to date for vulnerable farmers under an innovative climate risk management scheme known as the R4 Rural Resilience Initiative (R4). Farmers participating...

The Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare and the Malawi Network of Older Persons’ Organisations (Mnepo) recently launched a study titled Realising Income Security in Old Age: A study into the Feasibility of a...

Twenty-four million new jobs will be created globally by 2030 if the right policies to promote a greener economy are put in place, a new ILO report says.

According to World Employment and Social Outlook...

After initial hiccups in implementing the maternity benefit programme Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY), the government has finally made some headway and provided cash incentives to nearly 23.6 lakh beneficiaries out of an...

La Comisión Europea (CE) anunció este jueves la concesión de un nuevo paquete de ayuda humanitaria de emergencia y desarrollo de 35,1 millones de euros para ayudar al pueblo venezolano, así como a los países vecinos afectados por la...

The European Union (EU) made a contribution of €15 million to the Palestinian Authority payment of social allowances to poor families in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, according to an EU press release. It will contribute to payments...

China and Serbia have signed a bilateral pact on social security, agreeing on favorable terms to better protect the social benefits of workers.

The agreement was signed Thursday in Belgrade, according to a statement released...

Some 70 new centers for emergency social services will be launched and developed nationwide by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2019), Reza Ja’fari, the director of Emergency Social Services Organization, has...

Germany has suggested the creation of a Europe-wide unemployment insurance system to make the eurozone more resilient to future economic shocks, Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said in an interview published on Saturday.

THE GOVERNMENT HAS announced that a new social welfare payment comes into effect this week.

The Telephone Support Allowance of €2.50 a week is aimed at people who live alone, and are already in receipt of other social welfare...

A sweeping social support programme that will improve living standards and provide financial assistance for eligible families in Abu Dhabi is to be introduced by the end of the year.