Providing social security services

Investing in government social security
Preserving social security system
Providing social services
Strengthening social support services
Developing social infrastructure
Building social support systems
Improving social welfare services
Providing social welfare services
Improving social welfare
Providing social services support
Ensuring and, where appropriate, increasing provision of social services support.
This strategy features in the framework of Agenda 21 as formulated at UNCED (Rio de Janeiro, 1992), now coordinated by the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development and implemented through national and local authorities.

UNICEF is increasingly involved in strengthening social infrastructure and support services, including support services at the workplace (notably special privileges for breast-feeding mothers), better wages and improved working conditions, child-care centres and teachers, provision of equipment and teaching materials. All UNIFEM activities have the improvement of social infrastructure as one of their objectives. It is one of the main aspects of improving the situation of women in the urban informal sector, cottage industries and independent or family trade, as well as in rural areas. Increasingly WFP-assisted projects include social support services that reduce constraints on women's labour availability, time and incomes.

Social service officers of the UN High Commissioner on Refugees (UNHCR) ensure that the needs of the most disadvantaged refugee groups, especially women, are not overlooked.

ILO assists governments in the development of income maintenance, support and medical systems that are in harmony with prevailing national economic and social conditions. By promoting international labour standards, ILO endeavours to ensure minimum social security protection. ILO also endeavours to ensure equality of treatment between national and non-nationals with respect to social security, notably with respect to the social security rights of migrant workers.
Type Classification:
D: Detailed strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 6: Clean Water and SanitationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 13: Climate ActionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal