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US: Disability benefits for 11 million people at risk as Congress in stalemate United States

Los Angeles Times (22.07.2015) Nearly 11 million Americans who receive federal disability benefits risk seeing their checks reduced unless Congress acts by next year to replenish the system's trust fund, the Social Security trustees reported Wednesday.

Disability published http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-social-security-disability-20150722-story.h… monitor
UK: 61% to work past target retirement age if savings are insufficient

Employee Benefits (20.07.2015) Around two-thirds (61%) of UK employees plan to continue working if they have not saved enough by their target retirement age, according to research from Aegon.

published http://www.employeebenefits.co.uk/benefits/pensions/61-to-work-past-target-reti… monitor
UK's £12bn welfare bill passes parliament despite Labour revolt united kingdom

ibtimes.co.uk (21.07.2015) The government's controversial welfare bill that will see a spending cut of £12bn in welfare was passed in parliament with 308 votes to 124 on its second reading, despite a fifth of Labour MPs going against the whip and voting against the legislation.

Financing published http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/uks-12bn-welfare-bill-passes-parliament-despite-labour… monitor
France: Les agences de santé coincées entre le local et le national france

Le Figaro (21.07.2015) Cinq ans après leur lancement, le bilan des agences régionales de santé est mitigé.

Health, Governance and administration published http://sante.lefigaro.fr/actualite/2015/07/21/23963-agences-sante-coincees-entr… monitor
France: Maternité, arrêts maladie - les pistes explosives de la Sécu pour économiser 3 milliards france

Le Figaro (01.07.2015) Raccourcir les séjours des femmes qui accouchent, surveillance accrue des prescriptions des médecins: la Caisse nationale d'assurance maladie fait des propositions décapantes à Marisol Touraine pour tenir l'objectif de modération des dépenses de santé.

Financing published http://www.lefigaro.fr/conjoncture/2015/07/01/20002-20150701ARTFIG00103-les-pis… monitor
Protection Sociale à Djibouti : Une meilleure traçabilité des subventions alimentaires djibouti

lanationdj.com (21.07.2015) Le choix de recourir au coupon alimentaire électronique est mûrement réfléchi. Car il permet une meilleure traçabilité des achats subventionnés en produits de subsistance. Mieux, il écarte toute approximation mercantile ou tout détournement frauduleux des…

Information and communication technology published http://www.lanationdj.com/protection-sociale-a-djibouti-une-meilleure-tracabili… monitor
Mental healthcare 50 times more accessible in wealthy countries

EurActiv (21.07.2015) Nearly one in every 10 people has a mental health disorder, but just 1% of the global health workforce are working as psychiatrists, occupational therapists or social workers, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has revealed in a report that highlights deepening inequality…

Health published http://www.euractiv.com/sections/development-policy/mental-healthcare-50-times-… monitor
UK: NHS care of elderly patients often poor and lacking dignity, report says

The Guardian (15.07.2015) More than a million over-65s a year are treated poorly while in hospital, for example by not being helped to eat, according to a new report which has prompted calls for the NHS to improve care of older people.

Old-age pensions, Health published http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/jul/15/nhs-care-of-elderly-patients-oft… monitor
Labour reforms: Cutting back workers' protection does not lead to stronger growth

ILO News (20.07.2015) A recent ILO flagship report looks at the employment impact of labour reforms.

Employment policies, Social policies & programmes megatrends, published http://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/newsroom/comment-analysis/WCMS_383849/l… monitor
Congé maternité: la Commission européenne pour "une nouvelle approche" european union

France Soir (16.07.2015) Do it for Denmark" (Faites-le pour le Danemark). En réponse au faible taux de fécondité du Danemark, cette campagne publicitaire d’une agence de voyage en avril dernier incitait les Danois à faire des enfants. Elle avait lancé une compétition originale: réserver un…

Family benefits, Parental leave megatrends, published http://www.francesoir.fr/lifestyle-vie-quotidienne/conge-maternite-la-commissio… monitor
Royaume-Uni: Sécurité sociale - une coupe budgétaire qui va faire mal

Courrier International (12.07.2015) Le nouveau gouvernement conservateur poursuit l’austérité qui touchera notamment les crédits d’impôts destinés aux faibles revenus. Une mesure qui, selon les critiques, frappe de façon disproportionnée les familles pauvres.

Social policies & programmes, Financing, Inequalities economic crisis, published http://www.courrierinternational.com/article/royaume-uni-securite-sociale-une-c… monitor
Zimbabwe has failed on social protection: Mnangagwa zimbabwe

News Day (17.07.2015) Zimbabwe has failed to get the desired results from its social protection programmes due to the fragmentation of activities, Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said.

published https://www.newsday.co.zw/2015/07/17/zim-has-failed-on-social-protection-mnanga… monitor
Climate change increases risk of death from heart disease, study says european union

EurActiv (17.07.2015) High temperatures, heat waves and extreme temperature fluctuations pose an ever-increasing threat to the global population, with a recent study by the German Weather Service indicating higher health risks.

Health, Shocks & extreme events megatrends, published https://www.euractiv.com/section/climate-environment/news/climate-change-increa… monitor
Uzbekistan : Deputies discussed the issues of social protection of disabled persons

UzReport.uz (16.07.2015) The Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis hosted a "round table" on the theme: "Social Protection of Persons with Disabilities: Problems and Solutions", organized by the Committee on Labour and Social Affairs. The conference discussed the further…

Disability published http://news.uzreport.uz/news_3_e_133244.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=… monitor
Maroc: Abdeslam Seddiki: « La réforme des retraites sera présentée au parlement en octobre » morocco

Telquel.ma (15.07.2015) Plus de place pour le doute. Alors que le chef du gouvernement s’était contenté, à l’issue du dialogue social tenu à la mi-juin, d’annoncer une réforme des retraites pour l’automne prochain, son ministre de l’Emploi a été plus clair. Lors d’une intervention a la chambre…

Pensions published http://telquel.ma/2015/07/15/abdeslam-seddiki-reforme-retraites-sera-presentee-… monitor
Burkina Faso: Diffusion de la Politique nationale de protection sociale : Un séminaire à l’attention des journalistes burkina faso

leFaso.net (14.07.2015) Du 14 au 16 juillet 2015 se tient à Kombissiri un séminaire de diffusion de la Politique nationale de protection sociale (PNPS) au profit des professionnels des médias publics et privés. Initié par le secrétariat permanent du Conseil national pour la protection sociale,…

Communication, Social policies & programmes communication, published http://www.lefaso.net/spip.php?article65860= monitor
India aims for universal health system india

Canadian Medical Association Journal (13.07.2015) India's president has declared that a universally accessible health care system is "crucial," but experts say much needs to be done before that can become a reality.

Extension of coverage brics, extending coverage, published http://www.cmaj.ca/site/earlyreleases/13july15_india-aims-for-universal-health-… monitor
Ireland: Postmasters protest over new social protection forms ireland

Irish Times (15.07.2015) Irish postmasters have accused the Government of trying to divert business away from post offices and have returned thousands of new social protection forms to Tánaiste Joan Burton’s department.

Governance and administration, Information and communication technology published http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/postmasters-protest-over-new-… monitor
UK: David Cameron open to idea of workers saving up to fund own sick pay

The Guardian (15.07.2015) PM’s spokeswoman says he is prepared to consider making people pay into savings accounts to cover periods of illness or unemployment

Health, Financing published http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/jul/13/david-cameron-open-to-workers-s… monitor
UK: Paying for the difference: the gender gap in pensions united kingdom

The Guardian (14.07.2015) Despite living longer, women are still lagging behind men when it comes to retirement plans. Are you preparing adequately for later life?

Pensions, Inequalities family_gender_society, published http://www.theguardian.com/money/2015/jul/14/gender-gap-pensions-women-retireme… monitor
Greek Debt Crisis: What Does The Bailout Agreement Mean For Pensioners? greece

ibtimes.com (13.07.2015) Throughout the grueling, six-month battle over Greece’s bailout terms, the most contentious issue has been that of pensions. As Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras tries this week to sell the deal to his reluctant party, the left-wing Syriza coalition, retirement…

Old-age pensions, Pensions, Inequalities economic crisis, published http://www.ibtimes.com/greek-debt-crisis-what-does-bailout-agreement-mean-pensi… monitor
Les numéros de Sécurité sociale de plus de 20 millions d'Américains piratés United States

francetvinfo.fr (13.07.2015) Piratage de grande ampleur aux Etats-Unis. Des hackers ont mis la main sur des données sensibles de 21,5 millions d'Américains, dont des numéros de sécurité sociale, annonce l'Office of personnel management (OPM, en anglais), jeudi 9 juillet. Ces données …

Information and communication technology published http://www.francetvinfo.fr/monde/ameriques/les-numeros-de-securite-sociale-de-p… monitor
Greece offers tax hikes and pension reform in new bailout plan greece

Deutsche Welle (10.07.2015) Greece has submitted new bailout proposals to its eurozone creditors in a last ditch effort to unlock more funding and avoid economic collapse. The measures are more in line with lenders' demands than previous offers.

Pensions managing reforms, published http://www.dw.com/en/greece-offers-tax-hikes-and-pension-reform-in-new-bailout-… monitor
Combining social protection with pro-poor investments can eradicate world hunger by 2030

UN News Center (10.07.2015) According to a new joint United Nations agency report, an additional $160 per year for each person living in extreme poverty would end chronic hunger – and additional investments of an estimated $267 billion annually in social protection and in rural and urban areas…

poverty, published http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=51384#.VaN002PDXS1 monitor
Jorge Familiar: “Lo que cambió en América Latina es la exigencia social” latin america

El País (08.07.2015) Las reformas acometidas en los últimos años y la presión de la sociedad latinoamericana por avanzar contra la pobreza o lograr mejores servicios públicos son, en opinión del mexicano Jorge Familiar, las mejoras salvaguardas ante un horizonte económico que vuelve a nublarse…

poverty, published http://economia.elpais.com/economia/2015/07/07/actualidad/1436285875_895573.html monitor