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 International Disability Alliance with the aim of:
1) Presenting preliminary findings of an ILO study on disability-inclusion in four national social protection schemes (Argentina, Ghana, Kyrgyzstan and South Africa)
2) Discussing in detail two country cases, presented by DPO representatives from India (advocacy for reforms and streamlining in line with the CRPD) of several existing disability specific schemes) and Philippines (making main poverty assistance schemes inclusive and developing a disability specific scheme)
3) Discussing main elements of thematic report on social protection to be presented by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to the UN General Assembly
4) Seeking update on different social protection initiatives from different global stakeholders and discuss next steps on how to advance knowledge on disability-inclusive social protection at global level.
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Over 200 civil society organizations and trade unions unite to call for a Global Fund for Social Protection to protect the most vulnerable during COVID-19 and beyond.
The programme Improving Synergies Between Social Protection and Public Finance Management provides medium-term support to multiple countries aiming to strengthen their social protection systems at a national level and ensure sustainable financing. The programme aims to support countries in their efforts towards achieving universal social protection coverage.
This initiative is implemented jointly by the ILO, Unicef, and the GCSPF.