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Children Education Child Marriage Child Protection

The power of education to end child marriage

This publication uses data to illustrate how child marriage and schooling are related, showing the likelihood of child marriage among populations with different levels of education, as well as the educational status of girls who are child brides today.
Report from UNICEF, published 2022
More Social Protection workforce Decent Work

The Workforce We Need: Social Outlook for Asia and the Pacific

Asia and the Pacific’s success in achieving the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development depends on a healthy, protected and productive workforce. People of working age make up two thirds of the region’s population and more than half of the global labour force. We depend on them to power the economic growth, competitiveness and sustainable development needed to accelerate the region’s progress towards all 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Our workforce generates the tax revenues needed to pay for essential public goods and services and ensures the well-being of dependent family members. Yet the working-age population of Asia and the Pacific is under pressure, denied the decent work opportunities it needs to fulfil its potential.
Report from UNESCAP, published 2022
More Social Protection Social Security Income Security

World Social Protection Report 2020–22

This report provides a global overview of progress made around the world over the past decade in extending social protection and building rights-based social protection systems, including floors, and covers the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In doing so, it provides an essential contribution to the monitoring framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Report from ILO, published 2022
Justice Modern Slavery Forced Labour Forced Marriages

Global Estimates of Modern Slavery: Forced Labour and Forced Marriage

Modern slavery is the very antithesis of social justice and sustainable development. The 2021 Global Estimates indicate there are 50 million people in situations of modern slavery on any given day, either forced to work against their will or in a marriage that they were forced into. This number translates to nearly one of every 150 people in the world.
Report from ILO, published 2022
Equality Southern Africa Poor People Income Inequalities

Inequality in Southern Africa: An Assessment of the Southern African Customs Union

Report from The World Bank, published 2022
Justice Social Security Domestic Workers Social Protection

Making the right to social security a reality for domestic workers

Report from ILO, published 2022
More Food Affordability Nutritious Diets Food Systems

Food Affordability - The role of the food industry in providing affordable, nutritious foods to support healthy and sustainable diets

Urban Informal Work COVID-19 Relief Measures

COVID-19 and Informal Work in 11 Cities: Recovery Pathways Amidst Continued Crisis

The majority of the global workforce – 61% – is informal and has been disproportionately impacted by measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and by the accompanying economic downturn. The focus on aggregate job and livelihood losses masks the multiple drivers behind these losses that are leaving labour markets in general, but particularly in developing countries, without a viable path to recovery. The global informal workforce is diverse, and understanding experiences of workers in different contexts and sectors is required to design effective recovery policies. This Working Paper reflects the findings from the longitudinal study of nearly 2,000 informal workers in 11 cities around the world.
Report from WIEGO, published 2022
More Cash Transfer Social Protection Unemployment Insurance

Cash Transfers In Pandemic Times: Evidence, Practices, and Implications From the Largest Scale Up in History

Report from The World Bank, published 2022
Environment Climate Change Food Systems Extreme Weather Events

2022 Global Food Policy Report: Climate Change and Food Systems