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Public policies for equality: Towards universal social protection systems

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Corporate author:
  • NU. CEPAL. División de Desarrollo Social
  • Noruega. Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores
UN symbol.: LC/L.3855 105 p.; grafs., tabls. Editorial: ECLAC July 2014


Irrespective of the heterogeneity of their social protection systems, we believe it is important for all countries to enhance knowledge on the design of public policies aimed at constructing universal social protection, in which access to benefits is based on membership of the community, or citizenship. For that reason, the objective of the international seminar “Public Policies for Equality: Towards Universal Social Protection Systems”, which was held in Montevideo, Uruguay, on 4 and 5 December 2013 , was to foster the debate on and the construction of universal social protection systems in the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean; disseminate the good practices currently being applied in those countries and in Norway; and discuss the main challenges faced by social protection.

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Introduction .-- I. Opening session of the seminar .-- II. Universal social protection from an international perspective (first panel) .- III. Universal social protection internationally (second panel) .-- IV. Regional overview and recent innovations in social protection .-- V. Solidarity-based financing of social protection .-- VI. Measuring social protection .-- VII. The comprehensive nature of social protection: articulation of its components and interagency coordination .-- VIII. Social protection and the rights approach in Latin America and the Caribbean .-- IX. Universal social protection, challenges and prospects.

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