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A social protection floor for everyone: a universal rights-based development goal

The Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors promotes the right of all people residing in a country to social security, regardless of documentation. We promote social protection floors as key instruments to achieve the overarching social goal of the global development agenda. Social protection is one of the foundations for inclusive, equitable and sustainable development. It can simultaneously address the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainability and preservation of livelihoods.

We believe social protection floors can have a transformative role in contributing to long-term inclusive and sustainable growth while also enhancing resilience against natural and manmade disasters, as well as economic and social crises.

We subscribe to the fundamental goal of social justice upheld in the ILO Constitution and the Declaration of Philadelphia and its essential cornerstones as defined in Articles 22 to 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

We believe that as this world becomes significantly richer, no woman, no man and no child need live in social insecurity, poverty and apprehension.