e-GCSPF #81 - February 2023 - CSocD61

e-GCSPF #81 - February 2023 - CSocD61

Virtual Side Event
On the Road to 2025: A New Social Contract with Universal Social Protection and Full Employment and Decent Work for all

The Virtual Side Event will take place during the 61st Session of the Commission for Social Development CSocD61. The event will tackle the diverse and interconnecting perspectives on social protection and the urgency of a “renewed” social contract anchored in human rights for a new era and consider why the Global Fund for Social Protection is necessary to deliver to all the right to social protection.
Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - Time: 1:15 pm – 3:00 pm EST
Register at: http://bit.ly/3D3Dek7
The side event will be in English. French and Spanish interpretation will be provided.
Organized by the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors (GCSPF). Co-organized by Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP)Gray PanthersAfrican Platform for Social Protection (APSP)Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd. Read more

Addressing Inequality Predicament: Trade-offs and the Quest for Decent Employment, Poverty Reduction and Social Inclusion

The side- event organized by International Council on Social Welfare aims to explore the interrelationship and mutual connections between efforts to reduce inequality and access to decent employment. Inequality and lack of decent jobs have been identified as the underlying causes of poverty and social exclusion while equality of opportunity has been widely credited as a crucial factor in promoting inclusive, cohesive and sustainable societies. Providing opportunities for decent work has been seen as an established exit route for those individuals who are in situations of vulnerability, are marginalized or excluded from society for any reason. While inequality trends differ from one country to another and the moves towards less inequality cannot be seen as automatic, the integrated approach to policy-making can make a difference. The empirical evidence demonstrates that when growth is equitable and labor markets are inclusive, the policy measures aimed at policy reduction produce better results.
Tuesday February 7, 2023, 9:45am - 11:00am - Registration - Read more

Expert Dialogue on Dignified Work for all

For most people living in poverty worldwide, their work does not mean earning a living wage. It means exploitation, very low pay, difficult or dangerous conditions, and forced layoffs. People and youth living in poverty are often excluded from accessing decent work opportunities. Many of these people are not part of the traditional labor force. For this reason, their work and expertise are unrecognized and unrepresented.
This expert dialogue organized by International Movement ATD Fourth World seeks to explore how, in practice, work should enable people to live in dignity, to support their families and to be recognized as useful members of their society.
Tuesday February 7, 2023, 1:00pm - 2:30pm - Register here

Social Protection to Reduce Climate Loss and Damage: An Economy-of-Wellbeing approach for leaving no-one behind

The main goal of the side event organized by the Permanent Mission of Finland to the UN is to exchange ideas between the African Union, Government of Finland, ILO, UN-Women and other partners.
Specifically the partners will discuss what would be the optimal ways to ensure that Climate Loss and Damage Financing will be reaching vulnerable groups (women, youth, persons with disabilities) in the most vulnerable countries (e.g. in low-income Africa), and that it effectively compensates for their losses and damage caused by the climate change.
Tuesday February 7, 2023, 1:15pm - 2:30pm - UN WebcastRead more

Decent Work for All: Ending vulnerability through education and economic empowerment

This virtual side event organized by Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Loreto Generalate and Red Dot Foundation will highlight the engagement of civil society organizations with local communities, youth and women’s groups in providing quality education, economic empowerment through various micro-financing activities, and skill development programmes. When young women and men have access to decent and productive work, they are able to lift themselves from poverty and reduce their vulnerabilities to child labour, human trafficking, and other forms of exploitation. We will share stories of: - Young women and girls from rural communities rebuilding their lives: socio economic perspective - Working towards ending vulnerability - Lived experience of youth participants.
Wednesday February 8, 2023, 9:45am - 11:00am - Register here - Read more

Financing disability-inclusive social protection systems

The webinar will bring innovative country experiences on Public Finance Management (PFM) to improve Social Protection systems and ensure they are inclusive of persons living with disabilities.
This session is organised by the ILO, UNICEF, the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors (GCSPF) and EU International Partnerships, via the Social Protection and Public Finance Management (SP&PFM) Programme, and hosted by socialprotection.org.
Thursday February 9, 2023, 8 am EST / GMT-5 Read more

Social Work Strategies to Support Decent Work to Overcome Inequality and Achieve the 2030 Agenda: Co-building an Eco-social World

This side panel event organized by International Federation of Social Workers will focus on local and global approaches used by IFSW and its partners to support full and productive employment and decent work for all to overcome inequality and achieve the 2030 Agenda. Strategies that center a holistic human rights framework that encompasses human rights, cultural rights, ecosystem rights and the broader rights of nature will be discussed including workers cooperatives and co-building transformative social protections within and outside of the informal economy. Workers collective rights and decent pay in the context of jobs and industries that do no harm to the environment or communities will be addressed, along with the IFSW call to begin an international dialogue that calls on employers to ensure transparency and accountability for workers, the right to bargain collectively, and the right to social security and benefits.
Thursday February 9, 2023, 3:00pm - 4:15pm - Register hereRead more

Productive Employment, Decent Work, and Reducing Inequalities - Challenges and Nexus: Sharing Sound Policies and Good Practices

This side event, hosted by VIVAT International, highlights the challenges and nexus of creating full and productive employment and decent work to reduce inequalities during the COVID-19 Pandemic and beyond, as well as implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The speakers will address the challenges and nexus by creating sound policies at the national and global levels and doing good practices in the local communities.
Friday February 10, 2023, 9:45am - 11:00am - Register here - Read more

Enhancing Linkages between USP and Employment for Decent Work

Side event organized by USP2030. Employment creation and social protection, alongside rights at work and social dialogue, constitute the four pillars of decent work. In the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Goal 8 calls for the promotion of sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work, and Goal 1 on ending poverty, calls for the implementation of nationally appropriate social protection systems and measures for all, including floors. Social protection has also been acknowledged to play a catalytic role in accelerating progress across all the other SDGs. In recognition of the crucial role social protection and employment creation play in the face of the multiple crises we are facing in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, including crises of care, climate, cost-of-living, and energy, along with transformations in the world of work. Demographic change and the resurgence of violent conflict, the UN Secretary-General launched the Global Accelerator on Jobs and Social Protection for Just Transitions. The Global Accelerator brings back the SDGs to the center of the development efforts and aims to make good the ground lost in the fight against poverty and inequality and to facilitate socially acceptable transitions in response to the above-mentioned crises.
 Friday February 10, 2023, 1:15pm - 2:30pm - UN Webcast - Read more

CSocD61 - Civil Society Declaration 2023

The NGO Committee on Social Development shared the Civil Society Declaration, which calls for a renewed social contract and cross cutting policy approaches to promote decent work and full employment for a dignified life for all in inclusive societies.
The declaration focuses on the need for formalized employment, social protection systems, quality education and digital education skills training as means of providing for productive employment and decent work.
This Commission is an opportunity for the civil society community to start engaging in conversations around a renewed social contract and creating pathways to it with a focus on how we can better organize, coordinate and collaborate in preparation for the proposed second World Social Summit (2025) called for by the Secretary-General in his Our Common Agenda report of September 2021. Read more

Position Paper of the GCSPF at the Commission for Social Development 61st Session

The Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors, representing more than 120 civil society organisations and trade unions from all over the world, prepared the position paper for the the 61st Session of the Commission for Social Development CSocD61Read more
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Civil Society Call for a Global Fund for Social Protection

Civil society organizations and trade unions unite to call for a Global Fund for Social Protection to protect the most vulnerable.

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SP&PFM Programme

The programme Improving Synergies Between Social Protection and Public Finance Management provided medium-term support to multiple countries aiming to strengthen their social protection systems at a national level and ensure sustainable financing. The programme aimed to support countries in their efforts towards achieving universal social protection coverage.
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