e-GCSPF Newsletter #92 - October 2023

e-GCSPF #92 - October 2023

Launching of the Campaign “Social Security for All”

The Campaign: Social Security for All – Key Pillar for a New Eco-Social Contract was launched on an event moderated by Farah Al Shami (Arab Reform Initiative). Global testimonies on the challenges of poverty targeting and pension privatization were presented by Allana Kembabazi (ISER, Uganda), Sarala Emmanuel (Feminist Collective for Economic Justice in Colombo, Sri Lanka), Guillermo Zuccotti (CGT, Argentina) and Manuel Riesco (CENDA Foundation, Chile). Isabel Ortiz (Global Social Justice) presented the Campaign Social Security for All. Watch the video

Global Demand for Universal Social Security

Governments and international financial institutions should make a commitment to create social security systems that enable everyone to realize their rights, 43 human rights and economic justice organizations said today. Governments and financial institutions should end policies that have been failing millions of people.
The groups sent a joint statement to the World Bank and International Monetary Fund in advance of the 2023 annual meetings of both institutions in Marrakesh, Morocco, from October 9 to 15, 2023. Read more

Invitation: Event at the IMF/WBG Annual Meetings in Marrakech

The hybrid session “Building a New Eco-social Contract and Advancing Social Security in Times of Debt and Austerity” will take place during the Civil Society Policy Forum (CSPF) of the WBG-IMF Annual Meetings 2023 in Marrakech, Morocco on Friday, October 13th, 2023 - 2 pm (UTC+1). Read more

Statement at the 54the Session of the Human Rights Council

The GCSPF presented a statement to support the Study “Inequality, social protection and the right to development" published by the Expert Mechanism on the Right to Development that was released at the 54th regular session of the Human Rights Council. Read more

What is the right to social security?

A Global Fund for Social Protection: Lessons from the diverse experiences of global health, agriculture and climate funds

The idea of a global fund for social protection has taken hold over the last decade as a potential solution to structural gaps in the global financial and development architectures.
Based on a study produced by a team of researchers, led by Professor Nicola Yeates at the Open University in the UK, and published by the ILO, this webinar aims to present experiences of setting up global funds across the health, climate and agriculture sectors and the lessons to be learnt from them that can guide further thinking about the implementation of a prospective global fund for social protection.
Webinar 26 October, 2023 - 14:00 - GMT+2 / CEST Read more

Well-Being without growth?

A new approach to combating global poverty
The eradication of poverty has traditionally relied on growing the economy, combined with redistribution: GDP growth, in this approach, is essential to the fight against poverty, a condition for financing public services and social policies.
Prof Olivier De Schutter argues that we now need to move beyond this approach, and to expand our toolkit in the fight against poverty.
9 November 2023 - Online on Zoom Read more

Welcome to new member

Amnesty International

Amnesty International (AI) is a global movement of more than 10 million people campaigning for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. Amnesty International campaigns and advocates for human rights change on the basis of serious and thorough research on a variety of issues all over the world. Amnesty International is funded by members and is independent of any political ideology, economic interest or religion.
Amnesty International works on the full spectrum of human rights – civil, cultural, economic, political, and social. In the realm of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR), and has done extensive research and campaigning on a number of issues including on the rights to education, food, health, adequate housing, sanitation, water, and work. Around two years ago, Amnesty International expanded its ESCR portfolio to also work on the right to social security. Amnesty International is building their body of work on the right to social security, in particular around – universal coverage, comprehensive coverage and non-discrimination. It is in this context that Amnesty International seeks to join the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors as we believe that we can both benefit and contribute to the work of the Coalition.
Contact information: Malavika Vartak, Researcher / Policy Adviser, Economic and Social Justice Team, 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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