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The explicit recognition of social protection as a human right in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 served to enshrine it in the universal conscience. This is the upshot of a...
The financial and economic crisis has highlighted the centrality and strengths of social security systems, but also their potential weaknesses. Increasing unemployment has hurt contribution...
Universal coverage of social protection, including health care, is the stated goal for most countries, regardless of their level of national income. But achieving this goal is daunting for...
Increased attention is being given to the issue of sustainable youth employment during this period of crisis. Given recent developments, social and employment policies must be adapted in order...
Chronic diseases constitute the major cause of health care needs and disability in almost all countries and will account for 73 per cent of deaths and 60 per cent of the global burden of disease...
Globally, there is an urgent need to extend health-care coverage. Each year the absence of affordable health care leads more individuals and families into a vicious circle of ill health and...
The extension of coverage is one of the greatest challenges for social security today. Studies estimate that between 70 and 80 per cent of the global population live in a state of "social...
Since reforming its previous employment-related social insurance programme in 2001, Chile has operated an innovative two-tier unemployment insurance (UI) programme for new entrants to the...
Worker mobility is an increasingly important phenomenon, resulting in the implementation of social coverage services at an international level. These services require the signing of agreements...
In the current time of financial and economic crisis, the importance of strengthening social security's role in society, as an investment in social cohesion and political stability and a...

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