The European Union, the International Labour Organization, UNICEF and the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors are implementing a thematic flagship programme aimed to strengthen Social Protection systems and ensure sustainable financing while improving Public Finance Management. Currently, the overall programme is being implemented in 18 partner countries. The programme immediately reoriented funds to respond to Covid-19 needs.
A virtual conference taking place on 1st December 2020 will mark the launch of the programme "Improving Synergies Between Social Protection and Public Finance Management". The event will be opened by Ms Henriette Geiger, Director B - People and Peace. A high-level technical panel will be held with the participation of representatives of the partners engaged in the programme, followed by a discussion about the role of Social Protection during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, feeding into Human Development on the way forward.
Henriette Geiger, Director People & Peace, DEVCO B
Shahra Razavi, Director of the ILO Social Protection Department
Natalia Winder Rossi, Associate Director and Chief of Social Policy, UNICEF
Bart Verstraeten, Political Secretary of WSM, GCSPF member
Valérie Schmitt, Deputy Director of the ILO Social Protection Department
Doerte Bosse, European Commission, DEVCO B3
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.