31 January 2012
The NGO Committee for Social Development invites you to the Civil Society Forum. Co-sponsored by United Nations’ DESA’s Division of Social Policy and Development & Freidrich-Ebert-Stiftung. “The Social Protection Floor Initiative”: Universal access to basic social protection and social services is necessary to break the cycle of poverty and reduce inequality and social exclusion. A basic social protection floor is affordable; its benefits need to be weighed against the potentially high human, social and economic costs of not investing in social protection.
30 January 2012
The fourth Inter-agency Technical Meeting on the Social Protection Floor Initiative is taking place January 30, 2012 at UNICEF House in New York.
24 - 28 January 2012
The Prince Mahidol Award Conference 2012 will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, during the week of 24-28 January 2012. Sponsored by the Prince Mahidol Award Foundation and co-sponsored by other global partners, such as the World Bank and the World Health Organisation, the conference will focus on the extension of universal health coverage. The participants will discuss issues such as: the need to position universal health coverage in the global and national development agendas; the necessity to identify factors contributing to the success of health financing reforms; and the opportunity to review and share experiences among various countries at different stages of development.