Archive for 2014

Financing Social Protection: A National and International Responsibility

Financing Social Protection: A National and International Responsibility

The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural  Rights has elaborated the right to social protection’s normative content, as well as the core obligations governments have in respect of social protection. Furthermore, the ICESCR (International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights) states that the full realisation of […]

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Briefing – Winning the Fight against Poverty and Inequality

Briefing - Winning the Fight against Poverty and Inequality

Social security is a human right. More than 60 years ago, article 22 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights declared ‘Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security’. Nevertheless, the everyday life of billions of people around the world, from North to […]

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Universal and Comprehensive Social Protection Systems and Floors: essential to fight poverty and inequality

Universal and Comprehensive Social Protection Systems and Floors: essential to fight poverty and inequality

From 4 till 6 November 2014 the UNIVERSAL SOCIAL PROTECTION ADVOCACY TOUR took place. The tour was organised by the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors, SOLIDAR, Brot für die Welt and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung with the participation, among others, of the Arab NGO Network for Development (Lebanon), […]

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Side-event at CESCR: realizing the right to universal social security for all

Side-event at CESCR: realizing the right to universal social security for all

21 November 2014, side-event at the official meeting of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Palais Wilson, Geneva, Switzerland. The Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors appeals to the members of the CESCR to issue a statement recognizing the ILO’s Social Protection Floors Recommendation 202 as instrumental to […]

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Universal Social Protection Advocacy Tour

04 November 2014, Brussels The Tour targeted the European Union (EU) institutions, to seek their support for the inclusion of universal social protection systems and floors in the post-2015 development framework. The Tour included a public event at the European Parliament and closed doors meetings with Brussels based CSOs, […]

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Live at the Human Rights Council: Global Coalition demands the right to social security for all

06 March 2014, Human Rights Council, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland “Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors, speaking via a video message, said the right to social security was a key instrument to the realization of all human rights with dignity, because the world today was an […]

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