e-GCSPF News #87 - June 2023

e-GCSPF #87 - June 2023

General Assembly: Informal Consultations on the High-Level Dialogue on Financing for Development

Winifred Doherty, Main NGO Representative, made an oral statement at the General Assembly: Informal Consultations on the High-Level Dialogue on Financing for Development, mandated by the Addis Ababa Action, on May 22, 2023 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

International symposium: Improving synergies between social protection & public finance management

The International symposium "Improving synergies between social protection & public finance management" co-hosted by the ILO, UNICEF, the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors, and the European Union will take place on 27 - 28 June, 2023 - 13.30 – 17.30 CEST at the ILO Headquarters, Geneva and Online. Interpretation will be provided in English, French and Spanish. Read more

Exploring a fairer and more inclusive social protection paradigm for the world’s informal workers

By Laura Alfers and Florian Juergens-Grant, WIEGO
Global frameworks and the widely recognized importance of social protection during the COVID-19 crisis have generated momentum toward the realization of Universal Social Protection (USP).  Despite these frameworks and important improvements over the last few years, substantive coverage gaps remain, especially for the world’s two billion workers in informal employment who remain largely excluded from social protection. Read more

Global Forum on Adaptive Social Protection

Protecting lives and livelihoods in times of crisis. The Global Forum will provide an opportunity for policymakers, practitioners and social protection experts to jointly examine and discuss the scope and potential of Adaptive Social Protection (ASP) to foster resilience and promote adaptation. Focused on ASP’s four building blocks – programmes, data and information systems, finances and partnerships – the Forum aims to strengthen alliances for the expansion of social protection to more people around the globe.
13-15 June 2023 in Berlin. OnlineRead more

The employment effects of public spending in infrastructure, the care economy and the green economy: The case of emerging economies

Özlem Onaran* and Cem Oyvat, ITUC.
The paper demonstrates the employmentcreation potential of renewable energy, public transport, other infrastructure, and the care economy. In doing so, it highlights the potential of strengthened policies to facilitate a just transition to a zero-carbon economy. In addition, the gendered employment effects of the three types of public spending are considered, and the importance of a policy mix to ensure that a just transition is gender equitable is highlighted. The paper further calculates the associated fiscal multipliers of public spending in care, the green economy, and infrastructure based on the estimated effects on GDP. Read more

UDHR75: Short stories on social protection: call for submissions

As part of the Human Rights 75 Initiative, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has launched a call for submissions for short stories on social protection.
How has your life, or the lives of those you know, been positively changed by social security laws, policies, measures or practices? Share your experience and be part of our Short Stories on Social Protection call!
Send a brief description by 31 July 2023 to ohchr-socialprotectionHR75@un.org. Your contribution, if selected, will be included as part of the Human Rights 75 spotlight in September. Read more

Welcome to new members

Centre for Social Sciences Research & Action (CeSSRA)

The Centre for Social Sciences Research & Action (CeSSRA, Cyprus, Lebanon) is an action-oriented research centre, with the motto "social sciences for change". It is a multidisciplinary space creating synergies and bridging between the scientific, practitioner, and policy spheres. The Centre aims to foster social change through innovative uses of social sciences digital technologies, and publication and exchange of knowledge. The CeSSRA has published extensively on social protection in the region, notably several reports, papers, infographics, and timelines focusing on Jordan, Tunisia, and Lebanon, and regularly organizes webinars and round table discussions, as well as participates to various fora to discuss these issues. Read more

Action pour les Femmes et Enfants Marginalises (AFEMA-RDC)

L’AFEMA-RDC c'est une organisation chrétienne pour le développement et la défense des droits de la femme et de l’enfant en RDC. L’idée fondamentale de l’AFEMA-RDC c’est le développement est très complexe, car on n’est peut pas développer un pays sur base de discriminations des genres, et pourtant aux yeux de nos cultures, coutumes voir même nos lois traitent la femme et l’enfant avec beaucoup de méfiance. 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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