Archive for the Member News Category

Reporting on SPF implementation to UN Organizations: Opportunities for national platforms

During our last meeting of the core group of the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors (GCSPF) in Nairobi (15-17 January 2018) a number of national SPF platforms asked for more detailed information on how they can report on SPF implementation to international organizations1. There are three […]

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Report on the panel on Social Protection as a Human Rights imperative

Report on the panel on social protection as a human rights imperative, held on 30 April , 2018 during the 62nd Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights (ACHPR), Nouakchott, Mauritania The organisers (the Dullah Omar Institute, University of the Western Cape, South Africa, […]

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Strengthening Social Protection in Africa

The African Platform for Social Protection (APSP) has become an important player in the quest for better living conditions on the continent, with growing recognition and policy impact. Co-organiser of the January meeting of the core group of Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors held in Nairobi, […]

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Opportunities and challenges in implementing Social Protection Floors – Nairobi, January 2018

The meeting of the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors was held in Nairobi, Kenya last January. The meeting of the core group of the Coalition “Opportunities and challenges in implementing Social Protection Floors”, highlighted opportunities and challenges existing in the area of implementing social protection floors […]

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The Role of Social Work in Social Protection Systems

The International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) adopted a policy on The Role of Social Work in Social Protection Systems. On this base they encourage their member associations in 126 countries worldwide to engaged as part of civil society in the national social dialogue, social policy, development, […]

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Implementation of the social SDGs in Latin America

The research paper “Starting strong. Implementation of the social SDGs in Latin America” was commissioned as part of the series ‘Starting Strong: the first 1000 days of the SDGs’. The paper identifies key actions toward addressing the unfinished business of the MDGs and how to reach those […]

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Supporting SPFs in Africa: partnerships for development

Members of the GCSPF participated in the ILO’s Global Flagship Programme on Building Social Protection Floors for All, Western and Central African tripartite and development partners networking meeting on implementing social protection floors in the 2030 Agenda that was held in Dakar, Senegal, from 23 to 25 […]

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GCSPF contribution to the CESCR on Business activities and human rights

Members of the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors submitted comments on the draft General Comment of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) on Business activities and human rights. The meeting was held in Geneva, Switzerland on February 2017. In the document the crucial role of […]

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Statement at the 55th Session of the Commission for Social Development

The members of the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors presented a statement at the fifty-fifth session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD55) held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 1 to 10 February 2017. Here you can download the full version of the […]

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“Social Protection and Sustainable Development Goals: A Joint Agenda” – Buenos Aires, November 2-4, 2016

The meeting “Social Protection and Sustainable Development Goals: A Joint Agenda” brought together Core Group members of the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors and Latin American social protection experts for three days in Buenos Aires. The exchange with the experts over the first two days resulted […]

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