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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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World Social Forum

World Social Forum

The World Social Forum will take place from 24 till 28 March 2015 in Tunis. The World Social Forum is an open meeting place where social movements, networks, NGOs and other civil society organizations opposed to neo-liberalism and a world dominated by capital or by any form […]

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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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Briefing – Winning the Fight against Poverty and Inequality

Briefing - Winning the Fight against Poverty and Inequality

Social security is a human right. More than 60 years ago, article 22 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights declared ‘Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security’. Nevertheless, the everyday life of billions of people around the world, from North to […]

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Universal and Comprehensive Social Protection Systems and Floors: essential to fight poverty and inequality

Universal and Comprehensive Social Protection Systems and Floors: essential to fight poverty and inequality

From 4 till 6 November 2014 the UNIVERSAL SOCIAL PROTECTION ADVOCACY TOUR took place. The tour was organised by the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors, SOLIDAR, Brot für die Welt and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung with the participation, among others, of the Arab NGO Network for Development (Lebanon), […]

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Side-event at CESCR: realizing the right to universal social security for all

Side-event at CESCR: realizing the right to universal social security for all

21 November 2014, side-event at the official meeting of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Palais Wilson, Geneva, Switzerland. The Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors appeals to the members of the CESCR to issue a statement recognizing the ILO’s Social Protection Floors Recommendation 202 as instrumental to […]

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Universal Social Protection Advocacy Tour

04 November 2014, Brussels The Tour targeted the European Union (EU) institutions, to seek their support for the inclusion of universal social protection systems and floors in the post-2015 development framework. The Tour included a public event at the European Parliament and closed doors meetings with Brussels based CSOs, […]

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Live at the Human Rights Council: Global Coalition demands the right to social security for all

06 March 2014, Human Rights Council, Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland “Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors, speaking via a video message, said the right to social security was a key instrument to the realization of all human rights with dignity, because the world today was an […]

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