The virtual meeting is organized in the context of south-south knowledge sharing, learning and exchange on extending social protection to migrant workers. It will bring together a community of practice on social protection to share Inter-RECs and country level good practices. The good practices will include COVID-19 response measures that extend support to migrant workers, including returnees. The meeting aims to enhance the coordination of south-south cooperation towards improving implementation of continental, sub-regional and national frameworks (e.g.
At least 310 million school children are currently missing school meals in 162 countries. The massive impact of school closures has highlighted the importance of school feeding programmes that provide a crucial, widespread safety net that supports vulnerable children and their families. Many low- and middle-income countries are adapting their programmes to continue supporting children during school closures and will soon turn their attention towards school reopening.
As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to spread, countries face difficult decisions with respect to balancing the demands of responding directly to COVID-19, while simultaneously engaging in strategic planning and coordinated action to maintain the delivery of essential health services.
The Caribbean is the most indebted region in the world and highly vulnerable to large-scale shocks including economic crises, public health emergencies, displacement and climate-related disasters. In a region where one in four people (24%) live in poverty, with a poverty rate that is even higher among children (33%), no one should be left behind and face such events without adequate social protection. The Joint Programme aims to make social protection more adaptive – linking it to disaster risk management and adapting to climate change – to ensure people have the means to
Slide presentation of the webinar held on 12 May 2020. The experiences of the People’s Republic of China and South Korea, both hit early by the Coronavirus outbreak but also, both with Universal Health Coverage, are interesting for other countries as part of ongoing country-to-country learning and South-South cooperation efforts and the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Slide presentation of the webinar held on 30 April 2020. This webinar, organized by UNICEF, the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC), with the support of the International Policy Center for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG), sought to promote sharing of experiences and emerging lessons learned from different countries responding to COVID-19.