e-GCSPF #82 - February 2023

e-GCSPF #82 - February 2023

Video of the 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 video of the virtual Side Event is now online The event tackled 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.
The event was dedicated to the memory of Prof. Michael Cichon. Michael was the inspiration behind and driver of Recommendation 202, founder of the GCSPF and he has been an inspiring example to so many people around the world.
The side event was held on Wednesday, February 8, 2023, during the 61st Session of the Commission for Social Development CSocD61.
The side event was organized by the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors (GCSPF) and 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

Is social protection to blame for informality?

The opinion that certain forms of social protection lead to a significant increase in labour market informality poses a specific challenge to governments willing to invest in social protection for informal workers.
This session will present novel evidence regarding the claim of whether social protection is a key driver of informality. Following brief expert-led presentations, the ILO and the Inter-American Social Security Conference (CISS) will discuss these claims, their impact on social protection policymaking and how to address such concerns on the path to universal social protection.
16 February, 2023 - 10:00 GMT-6 Read more

Social security systems for informal workers: let Africa lead the way

By Isobel Frye
Ninety percent of global Small and Micro Enterprise (SMEs) business and more than fifty percent of all employment happens in the informal economy.
Often dismissed by the establishment due to its fluid and amorphous nature, it is clear that as South Africa and the continent battles high unemployment, especially youth unemployment, there is a huge opportunity for state and private sector support and investment into this sector. Read more

Social Security Law in Jordan

The Phenix Center for Economic and Informatics Studies calls for the urgent reconsideration of some of the proposed amendments to the law, contemplating the expansion of social protections and insurances in ways conducive to legislative and social cohesion, the strengthening of social protection systems in Jordan, and the promotion of social, economic, and political stability. The Center presented to the Labor Committees at the Parliament with a set of observations and recommendations concerning some of the amendments currently under deliberation, in the interest of ensuring access to a balanced a fair Social Security Law—one which provides basic social protections to all members of society, based on internationally recognized best practices and standards. Read more

Our Future is Public: Santiago Declaration

The conference Our Future is Public (#OFIP22) gathered 900 representatives of social movements, unions and civil society organisations from 113 countries in Santiago, Chile and virtually for a 4-day Conference to discuss the critical role of public services for our future, to develop strategies and narratives to strengthen public services for the realisation of economic, and social and cultural rights and tackle the effects of climate change. Read the Santiago Declaration

SP&PFM e-News - January 2023

Welcome to the January 2023 SP&PFM e-News! This newsletter communicates about ongoing activities and results from the Improving Synergies Between Social Protection and Public Finance Management programme (SP&PFM). SP&PFM is a joint collaboration between the EU, ILO, UNICEF and the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors (GCSPF), which provides medium and shorter-term support to 24 countries aiming to strengthen their social protection systems and ensure their sustainable financing. Read 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.

Social Security for All

Civil society organizations and trade unions call governments and international financial institutions to make a commitment to create social security systems that enable everyone to realize their rights. Governments and financial institutions should end policies that have been failing millions of people.

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.
This initiative was implemented jointly by the ILO, Unicef, and the GCSPF.

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