GCSPF participation at the High-Level Political Forum 2017

The meeting of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in 2017 convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council, will be held from Monday, 10 July, to Wednesday, 19 July 2017; including the three-day ministerial meeting of the forum from Monday, 17 July, to Wednesday, 19 July 2017.

The theme will be "Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world". The set of goals to be reviewed in depth will be the following, including Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development that will be considered each year. For more information visit here and the programme here.

Members of the GCSPF will hold an informal meeting on July 13th. If you are interested in joining us please contact Ana Zeballos.

Side events on Social Protection during the High-level Political Forum in New York:

Global Partnership on Universal Social Protection: Ending Poverty by 2030”
On Monday, 10 July, 1:15-2:30 pm in the ECOSOC Chamber:  Joint event of SPIAC-B and GCSPF. The preliminary agenda combines two elements (1) the Global Partnership on USP 2030 and (2) financing social protection.
Organized by Finland, Malawi, the ILO and the World Bank, and co-sponsored by the Social Protection Inter-Agency Cooperation Board (SPIAC-B), and the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors (GCSPF)
Download the invitation here and  the programme here

Universal Social Protection:  End poverty and reduce inequality”
On Tuesday, 18th July, from 18:15 - 19:45 at the Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United Nations (Venue: Auditorium of the Permanent Mission of Germany, 871 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017. – First Avenue & 49th Street Entrance on First Avenue)
Download the invitation, the concept note and the agenda.

The research paper "Starting strong. Implementation of the social SDGs in Latin America" was commissioned as part of the series ‘Starting Strong: the first 1000 days of the SDGs’.
The paper identifies key actions toward addressing the unfinished business of the MDGs and how to reach those who are furthest behind in relation to the new SDGs.

Despite significant progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, Latin America remains one of the most unequal regions of the world with many of the most vulnerable groups being left behind. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) propose not only the eradication of poverty by 2030, but also a reduction in these high levels of inequality.

Young girls and boys are being left behind due to inadequate employment opportunities, high rates of teenage pregnancy, and poor levels of educational attainment. Women face discrimination and unequal access to the labour market. All of these challenges are greater for families living in poverty, and for indigenous and afro-descendant communities.

This paper considers the potential of SDG 1 (poverty), 3 (health) and 5 (gender) to reduce the gaps between vulnerable populations and those who are better off. The authors identify policy recommendations to enable these SDGs to be achieved as well as priority actions to be taken by Latin American governments in the first 1,000 days – including reform of conditional cash transfers, the prioritisation of primary care and reproductive health, and the promotion of gender equality in the labour marke

The ‘Starting Strong’ series is a collaborative partnership to initiate a wider conversation around priority actions for the first three years of the SDGs – just over 1000 days – with relevant stakeholders with a regional focus. Gala Díaz Langou (gdiazlangou@cippec.org) is the Director of the Social Protection Program at the Centre for Implementation of Public Policies Promoting Equity and Growth (CIPPEC). José Florito (jflorito@cippec.org) is a social protection analyst at CIPPEC.

Download the publication here.

Civil Society Call for a Global Fund for Social Protection

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.

Read the Call

SP&PFM Programme

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.

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