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Week in Review
February 15, 2019

Statements
 

Addressing Inequalities and
Challenges to Social Inclusion

Commission on Social Development
 

On February 14, Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, gave a statement during the 57th Session of the Commission for Social Development on Item 3(a), dedicated to “Addressing inequalities and challenges to social inclusion through fiscal, wage and social protection policies.” The statement was delivered by Msgr. Tomasz Grysa, First Counselor and Deputy Permanent Observer of the Holy See Mission.

In his remarks, Archbishop Auza said that global inequality levels remain very high and that greater income inequality diminishes intergenerational economic mobility, the impact of economic growth on poverty reduction, and social cohesion. Inclusive quality education, particularly for children in disadvantaged socio-economic situations, is a fundamental means to bridge inequalities, he said. He also underlined that the most effective social protection policy of all is strengthening the family through child and family support, family-friendly fiscal policies and social protection programs. Ensuring equal pay for equal work among women and men, fairness in career advancement and protection for mothers are also key.

The statement can be found here.

 

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International Religious Freedom: A New Era for Advocacy in Response to a New Age of Challenges and Threats

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Gender Equality and Gender Ideology: Protecting Women and Girls

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Social Protections for Women, Girls and All Those with Down Syndrome
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