Financing Social Protection Floors throught economic cycles

Social protection is crucial to build resilience and empower people in tough economic times. It can also spur inclusive growth and productivity in good times if adequate public financing is provided throughout the economic cycle. This event discussed concrete experiences and options to finance fiscally sustainable social protection systems, including floors, in prosperous and adverse economic times.

The video of the side event is available here. The video of Roberto Bissio's participation on behalf of the GCSPF is available here.

Speakers included:

The side event took place in the framework of the second ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development follow-up  convened by the President of ECOSOC from 22 to 25 May 2017 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

The event was organized by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany; the Permanent Mission of Argentina to the United Nations; Brot für die Welt and SocDevJustice on behalf of Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors (GCSPF); and the International Labour Organization (ILO).

See the flyer here.

Civil Society Call for a Global Fund for Social Protection

Civil society organizations and trade unions unite to call for a Global Fund for Social Protection to protect the most vulnerable.

Social Security for All

Civil society organizations and trade unions call governments and international financial institutions to make a commitment to create social security systems that enable everyone to realize their rights. Governments and financial institutions should end policies that have been failing millions of people.

SP&PFM Programme

The programme Improving Synergies Between Social Protection and Public Finance Management provided medium-term support to multiple countries aiming to strengthen their social protection systems at a national level and ensure sustainable financing. The programme aimed to support countries in their efforts towards achieving universal social protection coverage.
This initiative was implemented jointly by the ILO, Unicef, and the GCSPF.

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