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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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Side-Event at Human Rights Council, 6 March 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland

How can social protection floors contribute to the realization of economic, social and cultural rights? And how can better understanding of the norms and principles of human rights improve the design of social protection floors? This side event aims to enhance awareness of and adherence to social […]

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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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