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Panel “Financing Universal Social Protection in Developing Countries” – Statement to open session

Panel “Financing Universal Social Protection in Developing Countries” A Session at the Civil Society Forum at the Annual Meetings of IMF and World Bank. October 11, 2017 Statement to open session Barry Herman Download here the pdf version. Visit here the report of the session. STATEMENT TO OPEN SESSION […]

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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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UN Women Briefing: Making national social protection floors work for women

The idea of a social protection floor (SPF) is now firmly established on the global development agenda. Defined as a set of minimum guarantees, including basic income security for children, working-age adults, older people and people with disabilities, as well as essential health care for all, SPFs […]

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Global Coalition for Universal Health Coverage

The United Nations has adopted 17 sustainable development goals for eliminating poverty and building a more resilient planet. One of those goals includes providing universal health coverage. Universal health coverage improves how health care is financed and delivered – so it is more accessible, more equitable and […]

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Social Protection and Human Rights Platform

Officially launched in September 2015, the Social Protection and Human Rights Platform is designed to provide expert legal and development resources on how to better align social protection and human rights. It is targeted at policy makers, development practitioners and human rights advocates with the intention of strengthening […]

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Side-Event at the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on Social protection Floors

The International Disability Alliance and the Global Coalition for Social Social Protection Floors organized a side-event at the official meeting of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on 3 September 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland. The session aimed at informing the Committee members on current processes and […]

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Launch of the World Bank Group and ILO Universal Social Protection Initiative, calling for universal social protection policies and financing

Launch of the World Bank Group and ILO Universal Social Protection Initiative, calling for universal social protection policies and financing

On June 30th, the World Bank Group and the ILO launched a joint mission and plan of action:  Universal social protection to ensure that no one is left behind. Universal coverage and access to social protection are central to ending poverty and boosting shared prosperity, the World […]

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SOCIAL PROTECTION FOR ALL: the Belgian Campaign!

SOCIAL PROTECTION FOR ALL: the Belgian Campaign!

In the next 2 years, a broad coalition of NGOs, Trade Union, Mutual Health Organizations, will lead an advocacy and awareness raising campaign to make universal and comprehensive social protection a policy priority for national governments and the international community. Read more about the campaign here.

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Financing for Development: the Global Coalition calls on Governments to support the creation of a Global Fund for Social Protection

In the framework of the negotiations on Financing for Development, the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors has released its proposal for the set up of Global Fund for Social Protection Floors (GFSPFs): a solidarity based financing mechanism to help countries design, implement and, to a limited extent, […]

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