Domestic and International Financial Instruments for Universal Social Protection

Side event to the 2018 ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development

This event will take stock of the latest development in financing Universal Social Protection, including Floors, and discuss the responses to the following questions:

What is the current situation of social protection financing worldwide? How can governments ensure adequate national fiscal resources to sustainably finance universal social protection (SDG 1.3)? How can social protection spending be protected in times of economic crisis?  How might the United Nations Financing for Development Forum encourage initiatives to institute, foster, deepen and protect financing for universal social protection around the world?

The side event will take place on Monday, 23.04.2018 – 8 – 9:30 am, Conference Room 7 UNHQ

The webcast of the event is available here.

Speakers include:

  • Jens Frølich Holte, Deputy Minister of Development, Government of Norway
  • Permanent Mission of Mongolia
  • Stephan Reichert, Financing for Development Division, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany
  • Vinicius Pinheiro, Special  Representative  to the UN, International Labour Organisation
  • Barry Herman, Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors. His intervention is available here.
  • Moderator: Peter Bakvis, International Trade Union Confederation

Co-organized by the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors (GCSPF), International Labour Organization (ILO), Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Permanent Mission of Norway to the United Nations, NGO Committee on Financing for Develpment and actalliance.

Download here the flyer of the event.