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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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Roundtable – Social Protection for All: Putting SDGs Commitments into Practice

Roundtable - Social Protection for All: Putting SDGs Commitments into Practice

Thursday 22 October 2015 | 09:30 – 13:00 Venue: European Parliament, Brussels Lunch will be provided Languages: English and French Organized by the Cercle de Coopération des ONG de Développement, Brot für die Welt, OGB-L Solidarité Syndicale, Solidarité Socialiste, FOS, CNCD 11.11.11 and SOLIDAR, the roundtable discussion […]

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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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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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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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A newly established web platform on Social Protection and Human Rights is launched

A newly established web platform on Social Protection and Human Rights is launched

A newly established web platform on Social Protection and Human Rights (www.socialprotection-humanrights.org) is now available: it brings together various resources relevant to a rights-based approach to social protection, including expert commentaries, reports and other publications, as well as relevant legal instruments and legal cases at the international, regional […]

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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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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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