An invitation to attend an international symposium on social protection and public finance

An invitation to attend an international symposium on social protection and public finance

Asunción, IP Agency.- The International Symposium on Social Protection and Public Finance will take place in Paraguay on Wednesday, March 29, from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm, at Hotel Guaraní, within the framework of the Social Protection and Public Financial Management (PS) project. -GFP).

It is implemented by the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), with the support of the European Union and in cooperation with the Government of Paraguay, through the Technical Unit of the Council of Social Ministers (UTGS) and the Directorate General of Budget of the Ministry of Finance.

The seminar will promote the measures implemented under the project that provides technical assistance to the government in managing public finances and identifying the necessary resources for social protection.

In addition, the program supports the design and implementation of an explanatory model of ¡Vamos! in four regions. The initiative builds capacities to develop social protection programs in the context of results-based budgeting, which was recently adopted in the country.

The activity is aimed at officials of UTGS and DGP-MH, as well as other relevant ministries and government agencies and participants in ¡Vamos! such as the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security (Mtess) and the Ministry of Social Affairs. Development (MDS), Ministry of Health and Ministry of Childhood and Adolescence (MENA), among others.

Representatives of workers’ and employers’ organizations, civil society, members of international cooperation and diploma students in the design and management of social protection programs will also be invited.

Two international experts will participate in the event. On the other hand, the ILO Technical Officer in Social Protection Financing, Carlos Gallian, who will be in charge of the exhibition “Financing Social Protection: The Importance of Public Finance” and the UNICEF Regional Adviser for Social Policy, Monica Rubio, who will speak on “Sensitive Social Protection for Children “.

The symposium is part of the global program launched by the European Union in 2019 with the aim of expanding universal social protection coverage by seeking synergies with public financial management.

The program seeks to improve coherence in the design and financing of social protection policies, increase political recognition of their potential and value, and promote increased resilience to long-term shocks on the part of beneficiaries. There are eight priority countries for this global initiative: Angola, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Nepal, Paraguay, Senegal, and Uganda.

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