International conference on Social Protection

Achieving a more prosperous and inclusive future for all

Mother with children
UNICEF Nepal/2015/NShrestha

18 - 19 September 2019 Events

In South Asia, as in the rest of the world, there is increasing momentum towards the expansion of social protection schemes in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SDG Target 1.3 aims to “implement nationally appropriate social protection systems for all, including floors” as a key step for eradicating poverty and enhancing prosperity for all.


The International Conference on Resilient Social Protection for an Inclusive Future aims to support the Government of Nepal to deliver in its vision to deliver a core package of social protection for all and become a more prosperous nation, with a focus on the next generation and the most vulnerable. Recognising that there are many paths towards universal social protection, and programmes in different countries have followed different paths towards their expansion and consolidation, the Conference aims to bring regional experience and practice to offer a realistic path to support Nepal achieve on this ambition moving forward.

In addition, researchers are invited to submit an abstract to the conference’s Call for Papers by 20 July 2019.

The conference is organised by the National Planning Commission and Social Science Baha in collaboration with ILO, GIZ, UN ESCAP, The World Bank, UK Aid and UNICEF.

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