Campaign Launch: Social Security for All – Key Pillar for a New Eco-Social Contract

Location:Online, Zoom  (
Date:4 October, 2023
Time:3 – 4 pm (CEST)


3:00 - 3:05Opening and welcome
Farah Al Shami, Arab Reform Initiative
3:05 - 3:25Global testimonies on the challenges of poverty targeting and pension privatization
Allana Kembabazi, ISER, Uganda
Feminist Collective for Economic Justice in
Colombo, Sri Lanka (TBC)
Guillermo Zuccotti, CGT, Argentina
Manuel Riesco, CENDA Foundation, Chile
3:25 – 3:35Questions & Answers
Moderator: Farah Al Shami, Arab Reform Initiative
3:35 - 3:45Introduction to the universal Social Security Campaign
Isabel Ortiz, Global Social Justice Program
3:45 – 4:00Q&A and closing
Farah Al Shami, Arab Reform Initiative

    Additional information

Interpretation will be provided for Arabic and Spanish . Please register at this link before 2 October 2023.

   Background and Context

Cascading crises – from the pandemic to conflict and the climate breakdown – are exposing social tensions and deepening fractures arising from an economic approach that has emphasized growth with little regard to human rights, the equitable distribution of resources, or the environment. The erosion of public services, social security/protection and labor rights, have increased inequality and enabled an elite few to capture the vast majority of global resources, posing one of the most pressing threats to human rights of our time.

Correcting course demands transforming economies, social policies, development paradigms, and the international financial architecture to enable states to fulfill their human rights obligations. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank, which play a key role in responding to these crises, have a critical opportunity to contribute to transformative change, yet they are continuing the same failed policies and practices.

The World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) will meet in Marrakech, Morocco, 9-15 October, and the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors – supported by many other civil society organizations and trade unions – is launching a campaign to highlight key demands to end the injustice that more than 4 billion people in the world face every day without social protection coverage:

You are kindly invited to take part in the launch event, on 4 October 2023 (3 – 4 pm, CEST) by registering through this link (

Civil Society Call for a Global Fund for Social Protection

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.

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SP&PFM Programme

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.

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