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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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Statement – ‘End poverty in all its forms everywhere: Implement social protection by 2030’

The members of the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors are convinced that, with global and regional support that social protection floors must be implemented in particular at the  national and the local level. They must be implemented in all countries, in least ‐ developed and developing […]

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Social Protection Monitoring Reports

Social Protection Monitoring Reports

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), The Africa Platform for Social Protection and SOLIDAR have published eight country reports with the result of their Social Protection Monitor in Africa and the Carribbean. The main question they tackle is, ‘How to mainstream social protection in the European Development Fund’s (EDF) National […]

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Social Protection Floors– Perspectives, Demands, Aspirations of the South

The Programme on Women’s Economic Social Cultural Rights (PWESCR), which is a founding member of the Global Coalition of Social Protection Floors, with support from Bread for the World convened a three-day meeting of the Core Group members of the Coalition, especially from the global South in […]

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Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors meets in New Delhi (27-29 January)

How to link SPF with SDGs and bring an effective human rights monitoring mechanisms to the process ensuring no one is left behind? How do we develop international enabling actions for implementation of SDGs at national levels? What role can the Global Coalition play at regional and […]

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Technical Workshop on Inclusive Social Protection (6-7 July 2015, Geneva, Switzerland)

For two days, specialist from all parts of the world discussed different aspects and developments in the field of social protection for people with disabilities. The workshop – second of this kind this year – was organized in close collaboration between the International Labour Organization and the […]

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A Civil Society Guide for National Social Protection Floors: Get engaged

A Civil Society Guide for National Social Protection Floors: Get engaged

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) has recently launched (April 2015) the Civil Society Guide for National Social Protection Floors (SPFs). The Guide aims at supporting civil society organizations to take over the concept of SPFs, to get a better understanding of their role and to give orientation for getting engaged in SPFs […]

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New Publication: Social Protection in Development Cooperation of the EU

New Publication: Social Protection in Development Cooperation of the EU

Lately social protection has made quite a spectacular comeback to the international cooperation agenda. In particular the role of social protection plays in alleviating and preventing poverty as well as creating social and economic development has now been largely recognised by international agencies, donors, governments and civil […]

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