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Public Institutions and Services

South Sudan, English

(4) The National Government shall endeavour to build institutional, human, social and economic capacity, develop infrastructure and social services and raise the standard of public services to attain the Millennium Development Goals.

(6) National wealth and other resources shall be allocated in a manner that will enable each level of government to discharge its legal and constitutional responsibilities and duties and ensure that the quality of life and dignity of all the people are promoted without discrimination on grounds of gender, religion, political affiliation, ethnicity, language or locality.
… (Art. 169)

Public Institutions and Services

South Sudan, English

(4) All levels of government shall:

(c) provide maternity and child care and medical care for pregnant and lactating women.
… (Art. 16)

Public Institutions and Services

South Sudan, English

(1) The Civil Service shall be governed by, inter alia, the following values and Principles:

(d) services shall be provided to all persons impartially, fairly, equitably and without bias or discrimination on the basis of religion, ethnicity, region, gender, health status or physical disability;
… (Art. 139)

Public Institutions and Services

South Sudan, English

(1) The principal objective of the economic development strategy shall be the:
(a) eradication of poverty;
(b) attainment of the Millennium Development Goals;
(c) guaranteeing the equitable distribution of wealth;
(d) redressing imbalances of income; and
(e) achieving a decent standard of life for the people of South Sudan.

(3) The State shall ensure that National wealth is equitably shared among all levels of government for the welfare of the people. (Art. 37)

Public Institutions and Services

Chile, English

The special attributions of the President of the Republic [are]:

11. To grant pensions, retirement, widows' and orphans' pensions [montepios] and pensions de gracia, in accordance with the laws;
… (Art. 32)

Chile, Spanish

Son atribuciones especiales del Presidente de la República:

11º.- Conceder jubilaciones, retiros, montepíos y pensiones de gracia, con arreglo a las leyes;
… (Art. 32)

Public Institutions and Services

Chile, English

… To the President of the Republic will likewise correspond the exclusive initiative to:

4. Establish, modify, concede or augment remunerations, retirement payments, pensions, widows' and orphans' allowances, earnings [rentas] and any other class of emoluments, loans or benefits to active or retired personnel and to beneficiaries of widows' and orphans' allowances, of the public administration and of the other organisms and entities specified above, as well as establishing the minimum remuneration of the workers of the private sector; obligatorily augmenting their remunerations and other economic benefits or to alter the bases for determining them; all of which without prejudice to that provided in the following Numerals;
… (Art. 65)

Chile, Spanish

… Corresponderá, asimismo, al Presidente de la República la iniciativa exclusiva para:

4º.- Fijar, modificar, conceder o aumentar remuneraciones, jubilaciones, pensiones, montepíos, rentas y cualquiera otra clase de emolumentos, préstamos o beneficios al personal en servicio o en retiro y a los beneficiarios de montepío, en su caso, de la Administración Pública y demás organismos y entidades anteriormente señalados, como asimismo fijar las remuneraciones mínimas de los trabajadores del sector privado, aumentar obligatoriamente sus remuneraciones y demás beneficios económicos o alterar las bases que sirvan para determinarlos; todo ello sin perjuicio de lo dispuesto en los números siguientes;
… (Art. 65)

Public Institutions and Services

Singapore, English

(1) The law applicable to any pension, gratuity or other like allowance (referred to in this Article as an award) granted to any public officer or to his widow, children, dependants or personal representatives shall be that in force on the relevant day or any later law not less favourable to the person concerned.
… (Art. 112)

Public Institutions and Services

Palestine, State of, Arabic

رعاية الأمومة و الطّفولة واجب وطني. … (المادّة 29)

Palestine, State of, English

Maternal and childhood welfare are national duties. … (Art. 29)

Public Institutions and Services

Sri Lanka, English

(2) The State is pledged to establish in Sri Lanka a democratic socialist society, the objectives of which include –

(c) the realization by all citizens of an adequate standard of living for themselves and their families, including adequate food, clothing and housing, the continuous improvement of living conditions and the full enjoyment of leisure and social and cultural opportunities ;

(e) the equitable distribution among all citizens of the material resources of the community and the social product, so as best to subserve the common good ;

(12) The State shall recognize and protect the family as the basic unit of society.
… (Art. 27)

Sri Lanka, Sinhala

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Public Institutions and Services

Sri Lanka, English

11. Health –
11:1 The establishment and maintenance of public hospitals, rural hospitals, maternity homes, dispensaries (other than teaching hospitals and hospitals established for special purposes) ; 11:2 Public health services, health education, nutrition, family health maternity and child care, food and food sanitation, environmental health ;
… (Ninth Schedule, List I, Provincial Council List)

Sri Lanka, Sinhala

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