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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

International Pediatric Association / Marengo IL, USA / Est. 1910
International Council on Social Welfare / Sirevåg, Norway / Est. 1928
World Federation of Trade Unions / Athens, Greece / Est. 1945
Caritas Internationalis / Vatican City, Vatican / Est. 1950
International Christian Maritime Association / Est. 1969
Integral / Watford, UK / Est. 2004
World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists / Oak Brook IL, USA
International Council on Jewish Social and Welfare Services / Est. 1961
Ibero-American Social Security Organization / Madrid, Spain / Est. 1950
Nordens välfärdscenter / Stockholm, Sweden / Est. 2009
Caribbean Philanthropy Network / St Thomas, Virgin Is USA / Est. 2003
Zoo and Aquarium Association Australasia / Mosman NSW, Australia / Est. 1983
ASEAN Social Security Association / Est. 1998
Consejo de Institutos de Seguridad Social de Centroamérica y República Dominicana / Tegucigalpa, Honduras / Est. 1992
International Islamic Charitable Organization / Kuwait, Kuwait / Est. 1984
Confédération européenne des ong d'urgence et de développement / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 2003
International Pension and Employee Benefits Lawyers Association / Toronto ON, Canada / Est. 1987
East Africa Philanthropy Network / Nairobi, Kenya / Est. 2003
Association of Charity Lotteries in Europe / Amsterdam, Netherlands / Est. 2007
European Christian Organisations in Relief and Development / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1997
Armenian Relief Society / Watertown MA, USA / Est. 1910
Academia Iberoamericana de Derecho del Trabajo y de la Seguridad Social / Est. 1972
Caritas Internationalis - Africa Region / Lomé, Togo / Est. 1960
European Institute for Futures Studies / Est. 1990
OAS Staff Association / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1955
European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research / Vienna, Austria / Est. 1974
UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo / Est. 1999
United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East / Amman, Jordan / Est. 1949
International Trade Union Confederation - African Regional Organization / Lomé, Togo
Inter-University European Institute on Social Welfare / Marcinelle, Belgium / Est. 1970
Centro Interamericano de Estudios de Seguridad Social / Mexico City, Mexico / Est. 1963
African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child / Addis Ababa, Ethiopia / Est. 2001
VisionFund International / London, UK
Anglican Alliance / London, UK
Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team / Rockville MD, USA / Est. 1955
Baptist World Aid / Falls Church VA, USA / Est. 1920
CARE International / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1945
International Missionary Benefit Society / Paris, France / Est. 1965
International Relief Friendship Foundation / Red Hook NY, USA / Est. 1976
Action Against Hunger / Paris, France / Est. 1979
Euradopt / The Hague, Netherlands / Est. 1993
Open Partial Agreement on the Prevention of, Protection against and Organization of Relief in Major Natural and Technological Disasters / Strasbourg, France / Est. 1987
RedR International / Tiverton, UK / Est. 1980
Memorial - International Historical and Educational, Charity and Human Rights Society / Est. 1988
Philanthropy Workshop / New York NY, USA / Est. 1995
Arab Foundations Forum / Amman, Jordan / Est. 2006
Catholic Near East Welfare Association / New York NY, USA / Est. 1926
World Jewish Relief / London, UK / Est. 1933
Eurochild / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 2004
Foundation for International Studies on Social Security / Antwerp, Belgium / Est. 1987

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World Problems relating to Welfare

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Inadequate protection of individual welfare
Decline in government social expenditure
Burden of servicing foreign public debt
Collapsing social security system
Social hardships of economic reform
Inequitable distribution of wealth
Dependence on social welfare
Denial of the right to social security in capitalist systems
Inadequate welfare services for the deaf
Unequal coverage by social security
Discrimination against men in social services
Deprivation of government benefits for political purposes
Loss of traditional forms of social security
Excessive growth of social expenditure
Denial of rights to wounded military personnel
Inadequate social security for migrants
Dubious energy budget of nuclear power plants
Racial discrimination in public services
Social insecurity
Discrimination against women in social services
Unethical practices of philanthropic organizations
Government support of population growth
Inadequate welfare services for the aged
Ineffective emergency relief distribution
Restricted state support of the family

Action Strategies relating to Welfare

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Sustaining relief with development
Caring for the blind
Improving social services for women
Fostering linkages between family planning and social welfare
Maintaining neutral stance of non-governmental relief organizations
Creating disaster fund
Using cost-benefit analysis
Providing emergency humanitarian aid
Developing drought preparedness for environmental refugees
Evaluating benefits of conserving biological resources
Raising awareness on the benefits of environmental infrastructure
Restricting social benefit entitlements
Assessing financing to reduce health risks from environmental pollution and hazards
Strengthening institutional capacity to benefit from biotechnology developments
Giving generous debt relief terms to poorest and most indebted countries
Developing sustainable policy for public procurement
Providing social security for disabled persons
Reforming domestic trade policy
Promoting welfare of persons belonging to minorities
Using military/civil defence assets in disaster relief
Demonstrating benefits of integrated pest management in agriculture
Rescheduling external debt
Developing alternatives to traditional welfare
Assessing health benefits and costs of pollution control strategies
Protecting the poor

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