This report is part of a larger series of scoping studies on Social Protection and Safety Nets for Enhanced Food Security and Nutrition in the Central Asia Region that was commissioned by the World Food Programme in partnership with the University of Maastricht in 2017.

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Agenda 2030 echoes calls for the targeted use of government funds for gender equality and women’s rights made over twenty years ago in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. Yet the relationship between gendered inequalities and public spending continues to receive insufficient attention and commitment from governments.

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In 1948 the Universal Declaration of Human Rights promised comprehensive social protection for each human being: ‘a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.’ Seventy years later, this pledge is far from fulfilled: An estimated 71% of the world’s population – some 5.2 billion people – la

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In 1948 the Universal Declaration of Human Rights promised comprehensive social protection for each human being: ‘a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.’ Seventy years later, this pledge is far from fulfilled: An estimated 71% of the world’s population – some 5.2 billion people – la

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Children’s Right to Social Protection in the Middle East and North Africa: An analysis of legal frameworks from a child-rights perspective

As mandated by the Constitution of the Kingdom of Bhutan and Audit Act of Bhutan 2006, the Royal Audit Authority (RAA) carried out the Performance Audit of School Feeding Programme (SFP). The overall objective of the audit was to ascertain the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in the management of school feeding with a specific focus on nutrition.

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This report has been produced through a joint effort between the Government of Indonesia and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Indonesia to deepen our understanding of the situation of children in the country and make this data available for informed policy planning and monitoring. Investments in children are a precondition for achieving Agenda 2030, with its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and we believe that every rupiah spent to improve a child’s well-being is an investment in Indonesia’s human capital and sustainable economic growth.

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