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UN Sustainable Development Goals

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth


Welfare is a type of government support for the citizens of that society. Welfare may be provided to people of any income level, as with social security, but it is usually intended to ensure that people can meet their basic human needs such as food and shelter. Welfare attempts to provide a minimal level of well-being, usually either a free- or a subsidized-supply of certain goods and social services, such as healthcare, education, and vocational training.

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Organizations relating to Welfare

Weltnotwerk der KAB / Cologne, Germany
Catholic Relief Services / Baltimore MD, USA / Est. 1943
International Player Welfare Organization, Nepal / Kathmandu, Nepal
Soeurs des Petites Filles Pauvres de l\'Institut Palazzolo / Bergamo, Italy / Est. 1869
Filles de la Providence de Sainte-Thérèse / Avesnes-sur-Helpe, France / Est. 1822
Little Missionary Sisters of Charity / Boston MA, USA / Est. 1915
Convention Concerning Social Security for Seafarers, 1987 / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1987
Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants / London, UK / Est. 1967
Society of the Holy Child Jesus / Rome, Italy / Est. 1846
International Human Rights Funders Group / New York NY, USA / Est. 1994
Servants of Charity / Rome, Italy / Est. 1908
Tampere Convention on the Provision of Telecommunication Resources for Disaster Mitigation and Relief Operations / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1998
Arab Centre for Social Insurance, Khartoum / Khartoum, Sudan / Est. 1980
International Council on Jewish Social and Welfare Services / Est. 1961
Salvation Army / London, UK / Est. 1865
International Employment Law, Pensions and Employee Benefits Alliance / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 2001
Heart to Heart International / Lenexa KS, USA / Est. 1992
Manna International / Redwood City CA, USA / Est. 1984
Soeurs du Christ Rédempteur de Fougères / Fougères, France / Est. 1827
Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team / Rockville MD, USA / Est. 1955
Petites Soeurs Dominicaines / Paris, France / Est. 1879
Soeurs de la Charité de Sainte-Marie-d\'Angers / Angers, France / Est. 1679
Global Philanthropy Forum / San Francisco CA, USA
Ibero-American Social Security Organization / Madrid, Spain / Est. 1950
Charity Education International / Glasgow, UK / Est. 1997

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World Problems relating to Welfare

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Burden of servicing foreign public debt
Dependence on social welfare
Social hardships of economic reform
Inequitable distribution of wealth
Inadequate welfare services for the aged
Loss of traditional forms of social security
Restricted state support of the family
Excessive growth of social expenditure
Racial discrimination in public services
Discrimination against women in social services
Discrimination against men in social services
Denial of the right to social security in capitalist systems
Inadequate welfare services for the deaf
Ineffective delivery of basic human resource services
Ineffective emergency relief distribution
Deficiencies in the welfare state
Social insecurity
Unequal coverage by social security
Deprivation of government benefits for political purposes
Lack of self-development in the family
Trafficking in government benefit coupons
Inadequate social security for migrants
Dubious energy budget of nuclear power plants
Denial of rights to wounded military personnel

Action Strategies relating to Welfare

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Providing rapid emergency response
Protecting the poor
Providing social security services
Identifying benefits of biodiversity conservation
According rights to benefits of science
Withholding benefits
Providing sufficient information on eligibility for benefits
Tackling global debt issue
Withholding information on social security entitlements
Measuring sustainability
Providing food aid
Promoting multilateral framework agreements for benefit-sharing in biodiversity conservation
Sharing the benefits in biodiversity conservation
Realising economic benefits of environmental health
Providing for ageing people
Maximizing benefits of globalization
Mitigating consequences of war
Developing sustainable policy for public procurement
Raising issues of animal welfare
Using pain relieving medication
Promoting welfare of persons belonging to minorities
Establishing quality of life indicators
Sustaining relief with development
Using outer space

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