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Village in the Somali region of Ethiopia where nomads have settled due to the continuing drought.

UN Sustainability Forum: jointly focusing on climate change and inequalities

16.07.2019 - In today's ministerial segment of the UN Sustainability Forum in New York, Germany called for a stronger focus on social inequalities and climate change. Dr Maria Flachsbarth: "By means of instruments such as climate risk insurance schemes or social protection systems, the German government is able to strengthen the resilience and active economic participation of people living in our partner countries, including poor and vulnerable people."   more

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Building resilience through adaptive social protection – Speech by Parliamentary State Secretary Thomas Silberhorn at the World Bank Social Protection and Jobs South-South Learning Forum

19.02.2018 - Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, good morning and a warm welcome to Frankfurt on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. It is an honor to co-host the South-South Learning Forum in Germany and I am very happy to be speaking to you this morning. The next few days are about learning. We are here to learn from around 70 different countries and from their experiences in adapting and strengthening social protection systems. How can we ensure that our people do not end up falling into poverty as a result of life risks, shocks or crises? more

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