GCSPF Newsletter #31 – January 2020

e-GCSPF # 31 – January 2020
 

The outcome document of the Global Social Protection Week is now available in English, French and Spanish. The event was held under the auspices of the International Labour Organization (ILO) from 25th to 28th November 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Video recordings of the high-level segment, selected interviews and photos are posted here.

Read here about the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors activities during the event.

 
   
   
 

Covering the Missing Middle: Informal Economy Workers

   
 

WIEGO participated at the side event “Covering the missing middle: Informal economy workers” on 27 November. Read more

   
   
 

Asian Roundtable on Social Protection network

   
 

AROSP published an article on the activities carried out by the GCSPF during the ILO Social Protectoin Week. Read more

   
   
 

The Human Rights Framework for Establishing SPF and Achieving Universal Heath Coverage

   
 
In its General Comments No. 14 and 19, the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has specified the contents of the right to health and the right to social security. The main challenges associated with the implementation of these two human rights have been addressed in several major international policy initiatives and global partnerships: The 2030 Agenda now makes an important contribution to the concretization of the rights to health and social security, because it expressly obliges the international community both to implement the concept of social protection floors and to ensure universal health protection. The extra-territorial obligations deriving from the two human rights are also taken up by the 2030 Agenda. The article by Markus Kaltenborn is available here
   
   
 

Let’s kick-start a Global Fund for Social Protection by crowdfunding

   
 

More than half the global population is living in abject poverty and severe social insecurity. We have known for decades that well-run national social protection systems can solve most of the problem.
But how do we fund it?
The article by Michael Cichon is available here

   
 

New resources on SDGs and ageing

   
 

HelpAge International recently launched new SDG advocacy resources for ageing and older people inclusion in SDG implementation. The guide “Ageing and the SDGs – Six steps to older people’s inclusion” supports HelpAge network members and other CSOs in using Agenda 2030 to advance older people’s rights and inclusion. It sets out six key steps for integrating ageing and age-inclusive policies into national implementation of Agenda 2030, including mapping key advocacy stakeholders and identifying the main influencing opportunities in the SDG process. There is also a messaging guide and a flyer with some short advocacy asks. Read more

   
   
Welcome to Odile Frank as individual member
   
 

Odile Frank represented several organizations that are members of the GCSPF, now she has joined the GCSPF as individual member.

   
   
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