Event “International Solidarity to Support a Robust and Inclusive Recovery - A Global Social Protection Fund”

The Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors (GCSPF), in partnership with the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), is pleased to invite you to the event “International Solidarity to Support a Robust and Inclusive Recovery - A Global Social Protection Fund” that will be held in the framework of the Spring Civil Society Policy Forum of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. The event will take place on Thursday 25 March 2021, 10:00 – 11:30 hs (Washington D.C. time).

Featuring

Cathy Feingold, International Director of the AFL-CIO and Deputy President of the International Trade Union Confederation

Olivier de Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur for Extreme Poverty and Human Rights

Omar Faruk Osman, Secretary General of the Federation of Somali Trade Unions

Yolande Wright, Head of Child Poverty at Save the Children

Didier Jacobs, Senior Advisor at Oxfam

Michal Rutkowski, Global Director for Social Protection and Jobs at the World Bank

The devastating loss of jobs and livelihoods during COVID-19 has reaffirmed the importance of universal social protection, an agreed objective before the crisis.  There is limited capacity for low income countries to respond to the social and economic consequences of COVID-19 because of underdeveloped social protection systems and limited revenue. Greater international solidarity in the financing of social protection could support low-income countries to close the gaps. The UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights is calling for the establishment of a global social protection fund. This panel discusses the proposal and the potential role for the IMF and World Bank.

You may livestream the event here.

Interpretation in Spanish and French is accessible via the Civil Society Policy Forum livestream here.

To register for the Civil Society Policy Forum so you can ask questions during the panel, please click here by 22 March.

The full schedule of the Policy Forum is available here.

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“Solidaridad internacional en apoyo a una recuperación robusta e inclusiva
Un Fondo Mundial para la Protección Social”
     

La Coalición Global por los Pisos de Protección Social, en asociación con la Confederación Sindical Internacional, se complace en invitarles al evento “Solidaridad internacional en apoyo a una recuperación robusta e inclusiva Un Fondo Mundial para la Protección Social” que tendrá lugar durante el Foro de Políticas Relativas a la Sociedad Civil, en el marco de las Reuniones de Primavera del Banco Mundial y el Fondo Monetario Internacional

El evento tendrá lugar el Jueves 25 de marzo de 2021 de 10:00 a 11:30 AM (hora de Washington D.C.).

Puede acceder al evento mediante streaming en directo aquí. El evento se desarrollará en inglés y se facilitará interpretación en francés y español aquí.

Participarán:

Cathy Feingold, Directora Internacional de la AFL-CIO y Presidenta Adjunta de la Confederación Sindical Internacional

Olivier de Schutter, Relator Especial de la ONU sobre la extrema pobreza y los derechos humanos

Omar Faruk Osman, Secretario General de la Federation of Somali Trade Unions

Yolande Wright, Directora sobre reducción de la pobreza infantil en Save the Children

Didier Jacobs, Asesor Senior de Oxfam

Michal Rutkowski, Director del Departamento de Prácticas Mundiales de Protección Social y Trabajo del Banco Mundial

La devastadora pérdida de empleos y medios de subsistencia durante la COVID-19 ha reafirmado la importancia de una protección social universal, objetivo ya acordado antes de la crisis. Los países de ingresos bajos cuentan con una capacidad limitada para responder a las consecuencias sociales y económicas de la COVID-19, al disponer de sistemas de protección social poco desarrollados e ingresos limitados. Una mayor solidaridad internacional en la financiación de la protección social podría contribuir a ayudar a estos países a cerrar la brecha. El Relator Especial de la ONU sobre la extrema pobreza y los derechos humanos ha pedido el establecimiento de un fondo mundial para la protección social. Esta mesa redonda discutirá las propuestas y el posible papel del FMI y el Banco Mundial.

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