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Poblaciones vulnerables a la luz de la Conferencia de Durban: casos de América Latina y el Caribe
El documento describe la situación de la población vulnerable en casos específicos de América Latina según las peticiones a los Estados de la Conferencia Mundial contra el Racismo, la Discriminación Racial, la Xenofobia y las Formas Conexas de Intolerancia. El primer caso corresponde a la población de inmigrantes peruanos en Chile que muestra una ...
Post-conflict peacebuilding: strategies and lessons from Bosnia and Herzegovina, El Salvador and Sierra Leone
The Report of the Secretary General of the United Nations on the implementation of the Millennium Declaration, entitled In larger freedom: towards security, development and human rights for all" is a strong reminder of the need for an integrated approach to the various subjects considered therein, specially as they relate to the consolidation of ...
New information and communications technologies for education in Latin America: risks and opportunities
Over the last two decades, new information and communications technologies (ICT) have been incorporated into education systems around the world, as a way of enhancing the learning experience. Latin American countries have over this time made great efforts not to be left behind in this global trend. The first school-oriented ICT policies and programmes ...
Social policies and socioeconomic indicators for transitional economies
As part of the United Nations Development Programs thematic focus on poverty eradication and Poverty Strategy Initiatives, the UNDP, in cooperation with the Armenian Government, the World Bank and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), organized a workshop on Social Indicators to be held at Yrevan, Armenia on November ...
The rights-based approach to social protection in Latin America: From rhetoric to practice
This paper aims to contribute to developing the normative framework for rights-based social protection systems and discusses lessons learned in some emblematic programmes implemented in Latin America which have sought to advance a rights approach. The paper emphasizes the added value of the rights-based approach and describes the normative content ...
Application of information and communication technologies for health systems in Belgium, Denmark, Spain, the United Kingdom and Sweden
This document describes and analyzes implementation of eHealth in several European countries, as well as strengths and weaknesses, using this experience in order to support the management and execution of this kind of projects in other scenarios. Five EU member States evidencing different degrees of advancement in their national eHealth projects ...
Income inequality in Latin America: Data challenges and availability from a comparative perspective
I. Factor income shares.-- II. Inequality measurement using household surveys.-- III. Data from fiscal administrations.-- IV. Final comments.
Protección social y migración: el desafío de la inclusión sin racismo ni xenofobia
Este documento, de carácter exploratorio, busca contribuir a la construcción de un marco analítico que permita profundizar en el estudio de las relaciones entrecruzadas entre migración y condición étnico-racial —que suelen redundar en prácticas racistas y xenofóbicas— y sus relaciones con los procesos de inclusión y exclusión social. Importa discutir ...
Building consensus and establishing compacts in social policy: Notes for an analytical framework
Although democracy is no longer the exception in Latin America, in many cases the political feasibility of major social and fiscal covenants remains a standing challenge, which explains the interest that the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has in covering this issue, with the support of the German Agency for ...
Pension and income transfers for old age: Inter- and intra-generational distribution in comparative perspective
This document provides a world comparative analysis regarding the design and reform of pension systems in order to improve coverage, equality and sustainability. It looks at how pension systems, rules and financing affect coverage, sufficiency, and distribution as well as fiscal and intergenerational sustainability and equality.