The Programme on Women’s Economic Social Cultural Rights (PWESCR), which is a founding member of the Global Coalition of Social Protection Floors, with support from Bread for the World convened a three-day meeting of the Core Group members of the Coalition, especially from the global South in New Delhi, India. Representatives of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), networks and individual activists working on social security and social protection issues attended the meeting. This meeting was meant to share the concept of social protection floor and how organisations and groups from the South can effectively engage with the global advocacy and campaign for SPF. The meeting was conceived as an initiator for reaching out to more organisations, groups and networks in the South, for expanding the Coalition and also for initiating a process of building country-level advocacy and action plans.
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.