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Realizing governance improvements in the effective and efficient administration and delivery of benefits sits high on the agenda of social security administrations in all countries. Recently,...
The first-ever left-wing coalition government in the history of Uruguay came into power in 2005. One major reform introduced by this government is Law 18.227 on the New Family Allowance Scheme...
Until the recent past, older workers in industrialised countries were tending to leave the employment market at an increasingly younger age, but the situation has now changed. In a context...
A safe and healthy workplace is a basic human right and a central concern of social security. Investment in prevention has led to a significant decrease in occupational accidents and diseases....
The United Nations has designated 20 February 2009 as the first World Day of Social Justice. The World Day recognizes that society must be based on social justice, a respect for human rights and...
A programme to reform the Tunisian health insurance system has been underway since 1996. The reform process was initiated by a Presidential decision but set within a context of public...
The United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 10 December 1948. According to its preamble, it expresses "a common standard of achievement for all...
When taking into account the increasing role of fully pre-funded schemes in old-age protection – and the associated requirement to soundly invest these growing funds – the immediate negative...
Six months after a devastating earthquake hit China, social security services are at the centre of efforts to rebuild livelihoods and provide basic support to the victims.
The UN Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) has completed publication of the findings of a five-year research programme, "Social Policy in a Development Context", that examined the...

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