Global Financing Mechanism for Social Protection Floors

A Global Financing Mechanism for Social Protection. A proposal for the decade of action on the Sustainable Development Goals 2020-2030. April 2020.
A Global Financing Mechanism for Social Protection A proposal for the decade of action on the Sustainable Development Goals 2020-2030 More than two thirds of the world’s population are still denied a life in dignity and social security: the GCSPF calls for action on social protection financing to deliver on the human right to social protection and the international commitment to guarantee social protection floors for all (SDG 1.3) at a time when the world is richer than ever before.

  • Poverty monitoring in the context of Covid-19. Webinar. 15 June 2020.
    Chair: Andrew Shepherd, Principal Research Fellow, Equity and Social Policy, and Director, Chronic Poverty Advisory Network, ODI
    Keynote: Olivier De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights
    Sonalde Desai, Professor and Director, NCAER-National Data Innovation Centre and Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland
    Michael Rogan, Interim Director, Urban Policies Programme, WIEGO and Associate Professor of Economics and Economic History, Rhodes University, South Africa
  • Global Social Protection Fund. Letter to Senator the Hon. Marise Payne, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Australia. 4 June 2020. By Australian Council of Trade Unions, Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA, Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network, Oxfam Australia, Jubilee Australia, ActionAid Australia, Aid/Watch, Uniting Church in Australia – Synod of Victoria and Tasmania.
  • We urgently need major cooperation on global security in the COVID-19 era. Robert Muggah (Founder, SecDev Group and Igarapé Institute), David Steven (Senior Fellow and Senior Advisor, Center on International Cooperation), Liv Tørres (Director, Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies, hosted by the Center on International Cooperation at New York University). World Economic Forum. 23 April 2020.
  • International Financing for Social Protection Systems
    The technical session “Exploring the feasibility of International Financing for Social Protection Systems” took place during the Global Social Protection Week organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO) which was held from 25th to 28th November 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. Michael Cichon and Markus Kaltenborn were in the panel on 28 November 2019. This session brought together leading thinkers from governments, research institutions, the civil society and the private sector in order to discuss the feasibility of international financing for social protection floors. Different proposals for global solidarity mechanisms have been put forward in the past decade. Furthermore, different tax proposals have been discussed (and partly been implemented), including recent discussions on international taxation in the G7. The audio is here and the concept note is here​.