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Welfare, or commonly social welfare, is a type of government support intended to ensure that members of a society can meet basic human needs such as food and shelter. Social security may either be synonymous with welfare, or refer specifically to social insurance programs which provide support only to those who have previously contributed, as opposed to social assistance programs which provide support on the basis of need alone. The International Labour Organization defines social security as covering support for those in old age, support for the maintenance of children, medical treatment, parental and sick leave, unemployment and disability benefits, and support for sufferers of occupational injury.

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Organizations relating to Welfare

Ibero-American Social Security Organization / Madrid, Spain / Est. 1950
Caribbean Philanthropy Network / St Thomas, Virgin Is USA / Est. 2003
Zoo and Aquarium Association Australasia / Mosman NSW, Australia / Est. 1983
Consejo de Institutos de Seguridad Social de Centroamérica y República Dominicana / Tegucigalpa, Honduras / Est. 1992
International Pension and Employee Benefits Lawyers Association / Toronto ON, Canada / Est. 1987
Academia Iberoamericana de Derecho del Trabajo y de la Seguridad Social / Est. 1972
European Institute for Futures Studies / Est. 1990
Inter-University European Institute on Social Welfare / Marcinelle, Belgium / Est. 1970
African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child / Addis Ababa, Ethiopia / Est. 2001
VisionFund International / London, UK
International Missionary Benefit Society / Paris, France / Est. 1965
Euradopt / The Hague, Netherlands / Est. 1993
Memorial - International Historical and Educational, Charity and Human Rights Society / Est. 1988
Global Aid Foundation / Est. 1993
InterAid International / Est. 1960
International Coalition for Animal Welfare / London, UK / Est. 2002
Samaritan's Purse / Boone NC, USA / Est. 1970
Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Action / Enugu, Nigeria / Est. 1994
ClimateWorks Foundation / San Francisco CA, USA / Est. 2008
Africa Philanthropy Network / Dar es Salaam, Tanzania UR / Est. 2009
Africa Platform for Social Protection / Nairobi, Kenya
Asian Co-Benefits Partnership / Hayama, Japan / Est. 2009
Adara Development / Edmonds WA, USA / Est. 1998
GivingTuesday / Est. 2012
Global Aid Network
Manna International / Redwood City CA, USA / Est. 1984
Global Philanthropy Forum / San Francisco CA, USA
Charity Education International / Glasgow, UK / Est. 1997
Former Officials Association Turin / Turin, Italy / Est. 1991
Consortium of Christian Relief and Development Association / Addis Ababa, Ethiopia / Est. 1973
PHD Foundation / Kobe, Japan / Est. 1981
Human Relief Foundation / Bradford, UK / Est. 1991
Mercy Airlift International / Los Angeles CA, USA / Est. 1968
Global Relief Foundation, Ghana / Est. 2002
Band Aid Charitable Trust / London, UK / Est. 1985
Christian Relief Services / Alexandria VA, USA / Est. 1985
Caritas para la Cooperación Internacional - Caritas Española / Madrid, Spain
Japan International Corporation of Welfare Services / Tokyo, Japan
World Wings International / New York NY, USA / Est. 1959
International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans / Brookfield WI, USA / Est. 1954
Canadian Lutheran World Relief / Winnipeg MB, Canada / Est. 1946
Teachers Without Borders / Seattle WA, USA / Est. 2000
Fellowship for African Relief / Khartoum, Sudan / Est. 1984
Primate's World Relief and Development Fund / Toronto ON, Canada / Est. 1959
European Association for Planned Giving / Lenham, UK
Knightsbridge International / West Hills CA, USA / Est. 1995
Anne Frank Fonds / Basel, Switzerland / Est. 1963
Church World Service / Elkhart IN, USA / Est. 1946
International Development and Relief Foundation / Toronto ON, Canada / Est. 1984
Third World Relief Fund / Brussels, Belgium

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World Problems relating to Welfare

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

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

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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