GCSPF e-Newsletter # 66 - March 2022

e-GCSPF # 66 - March 2022

Official launch of the INSP!R network


300 people from four continents met virtually on Thursday 3 February to celebrate the official launch of INSP!R, the international network for social protection right.The participants, coming from various backgrounds (international cooperation, social movements, continental political bodies, trade unions and mutuals, etc.) were able to discover and debate during this seminar the vision and objectives shared by hundreds of members of this network: to fight together to make universal social protection for all a reality while highlighting the key role of the civil society in this mission. Read more


Outcome Document of the Side event ‘Extending Social Protection and Food Security in Africa’


Members of the Civil Society Organisations from across Africa, Development Agencies, individual participants; gathered on the sidelines of the 8th Session of the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development co-organized by the Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) and the Africa Platform for Social Protection (APSP); have noted the importance of the Forums objectives to follow-up, review and catalyze actions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development within the context of the ongoing global pandemic of COVID-19; review the goals of the AU Agenda 2063 and support peer learning through discussion of Voluntary National Reviews under the overall topic “Building forward better: A green, inclusive and resilient Africa poised to achieve the 2030 Agenda and AU Agenda 2063.” Read more


Webinar: Social Protection for Informal Workers


Informal workers are identified as individuals with casual work arrangements or no fixed salary. There are 2 billion informal workers, representing social protection’s missing majority. This session provided a deeper understanding of the heterogeneity of the informal economy and the different social protection instruments targeted at informal workers during COVID-19. The 5th webinar of the ‘ASPects series’ is related to the Building Block ‘Programmes and Delivery Systems’ of the World Bank’s Adaptive Social Protection framework.
Participants: Laura Alfers (Director of Social Protection Programme, WIEGO); Melis U. Guven (Senior Social Protection Economist, The World Bank); Regis Hitimana (Deputy Director General, Rwanda Social Security Board, Government of Rwanda) and Joanne Sharpe (Independent Consultant). Moderator: Silas Theile (Social Protection Advisor, GIZ). Watch the recording Read more


Arab Civil Society Organizations and the Issue of Disability, Inclusion and Sustainable Development


CSOs in the Arab world have assumed a key role in ensuring that no one is left behind and have spared no effort to make sure that disability issues are reflected in policies and programs that are more comprehensive and inclusive of the rights of persons with disabilities in line with the sustainable development goals and targets. In this context, this brief paper aims to shed light on the overall course of action and circumstances affecting their efforts in this regard by examining several aspects. Read more


Online moderated course, Social Protection for Sustainable Development


This interactive, facilitated course explores the basics of social protection and, in particular, how to view social protection through a sustainable development lens. The course champions the concept of universal social protection and focuses on designing, financing, and implementing comprehensive systems and policies that reduce vulnerabilities throughout all stages of people's lives. Read more


ILO releases the 2022 report of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations


The Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations, whose work constitutes the cornerstone of the ILO's supervisory system on international labour standards, has just published its annual report. Read more




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