Between March 27 and 31, 2017, Belém (PA) will host the biggest international meeting on social protection for the Amazon region: the Pan-Amazonian Seminar on Social Protection. Representatives from nine countries shall attend the event: Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Peru, Republic of Guyana, Suriname and Venezuela.
The main objective of the seminar is the promotion of sharing of knowledge and experiences on social protection in the Amazonian context among countries of the region. The populatin’s diversity, the various forms of economic and social organization, and the challenges of mobility require the State to take a close look at specific characteristics that must be considered to provide public services and guarantee fundamental rights, with an emphasis on social assistance.
The seminar is organized by the Ministry of Social and Agrarian Development (MDSA), in partnership with the World Bank and UNESCO, with the support of the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), the Brazil Learning Initiative for a World without Poverty ( WWP), the Brazilian Navy, the Secretariat for Social Assistance, Labor, Employment and Income of the State of Pará and Belém, Barcarena and Acará Municipalities.
The closed meeting is aimed at public managers, representatives of traditional peoples and communities and social movements, as well as researchers, academics and representatives of international organizations. This debate is important so that social policies and the guarantee of rights reach the entire population, even in isolated places or where there are challenges related to cultural diversity.
The seminar’s agenda is available on the event’s website.