e-GCSPF News #88 - July 2023

e-GCSPF #88 - July 2023

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 brought together policymakers, social partners, civil society, and development partners from 24 countries to discuss innovative practices and strategies for building sustainable and rights-based social protection.
Many members of the GCSPF participated in the Symposium online, whereas Uzziel Twagilimana (WSM) and Beatrice Di Padua (ITUC)  attended physically. As representatives of the GCSPF, Uzziel Twagilimana moderated the Opening and Panel 1: “Extending social protection to all” and Beatrice di Padua spoke at Panel 5: “Joining forces for universal and sustainable social protection and closing remarks”Read more

Age-Friendly Cities and SDG 11 – A Template for Everyone

Virtual event at the HLPF. The Age-Friendly Cities approach offers a framework to provide adequate and affordable housing, basic services as well as to upgrade slums. Spearheaded by the World Health Organization, approximately 1500 cities and communities already use these principles. The right to live in safety and dignity is at the heart of Age-Friendly Cities.
July 13, 2023 - 13 - 14:30 NY Time. Register hereRead more

A Unitive Approach to the SDGs

This hybrid event at the HLPF will address the role of consciousness in establishing our post pandemic world and in SDG fulfillment with expert speakers and interactive processes that will explore actionable operationalization of the emergent unitive perspective.
Friday, July 14, 11:30am-12:30pm EDT Register here

'Halfway there and no where near - taking stock at the mid term of the 2030 agenda'

Virtual event at the HLPF Halfway there, nowhere near in the ECE Region. Taking stock at the mid-term of the 2030 Agenda.
July 17, 2023 - 8 - 9:30 am EST. Register here

Invitation webinar: Ending Austerity: Ideas for Funding Social Protection

Austerity has made millions vulnerable. How can we fund social protection? Listen to international experts in this webinar.
Date: 13 July, Thursday - Time: 11am CET
Speakers: Isabel Ortiz (Director, Global Social Justice Program at Joseph Stiglitz's Initiative for Policy Dialogue) and Professor Ravi Srivastava (Director center for Employment IHD, Delhi) and Rekson Silaban (Employment BPJS Supervisory Board, Indonesia)
Moderators: Tabitha Spence and Chandan Kumar - Organized by AEPF Social Justice cluster Register here

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

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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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