Social and Labor Inclusion Policies
Promoting quality policies that advocate for the exercise of people's rights is one of the objectives of the Regional Agenda for Inclusive Social Development (RAISD). Based on this, it is relevant to emphasize social and labor inclusion policies in the region, since these are a key tool to progress in different aspects addressed by the Agenda 2030, such as reduction of poverty and inequality gaps, decent work and gender equality, among others.
This double inclusion goes in line with the first axis of the RAISD regarding universal and integral social protection systems, which allow to put in first place the protection of the population in situation of poverty and vulnerability in the region, which are affected by high levels of inequality, social and economic discrimination and exclusion.
The current health crisis has forced the governments of the region to address the increased inequality resulting from the effects of the pandemic. In this sense, the strong impact on unemployment and, therefore, on people's income, must be urgently addressed through social and labor inclusion policies.
In this historical and current context, it is worth asking how those responsible for the social development in the region can contribute to an inclusive development, based on the existing instruments and the present and future opportunities and challenges.