Co-hosted by the ILO, UNICEF, the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors, and the European Union
When: 27 & 28 June | 13.30 – 17.30 CEST
Where: Hybrid, ILO Headquarters (Geneva) and Online
Launched in October 2019, the EU-funded programme on 'Improving synergies between social protection and public finance management' (SP&PFM Programme) has been supporting 24 countries in their efforts towards achieving universal social protection, ensuring they are gender-responsive, disability-inclusive and shock-responsive. The Programme has contributed to strengthen the sustainability of social protection financing through strong advocacy for increased fiscal space for social protection and improved public finance management.
The international symposium offers the chance to take stock of the results achieved, exchange country experiences and innovations, and highlight key research findings of the SP&PFM Programme. It will also look ahead to how countries can maintain their momentum towards realizing universal social protection.
Interpretation will be provided in English, French and Spanish.
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.