Global Fund

Policy Brief: Social Protection for Climate Justice: Why and how?

This policy brief argues for a strategic use of climate funding, and in particular for its use in strengthening rights-based social protection systems. Social protection is an important mechanism in managing climate-change related risks and their social and economic consequences as a short-term response to extreme weather events, but also supports people in adapting to climate change in the long-term.

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Recording of the side event on Social Protection at the 2024UNCSC

The recording of the side event on social protection is now online. The side event took place during the 2024 UNCSC in Nairobi, Kenya on May 9, 2024.

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Invitation: Join the side event on Social Protection at the 2024UNCSC

The hybrid event "Why Universal Social Protection is essential for inclusive development, peace and security in the present and future" will take place on May 9, 2024 at the 2024UNCSC.

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Recording of the Webinar on the UN Global Accelerator on Jobs and Social Protection for Just Transitions

The video of the webinar on the "UN Global Accelerator on Jobs and Social Protection for Just Transitions" is now online. The webinar took place on April 26, 2024.

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The GCSPF inputs to the Summit of the Future

Read here the inputs of the GCSPF to the preparation of the Zero Draft of the Pact for the Future.

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The GCSPF key demands at COP28

The Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors (GCSPF) demands the use of climate funding to invest into social protection system building, as this will facilitate more sustainable and transformative support than humanitarian aid and reconstruction of damaged infrastructure alone.

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Invitation to the event at the Global People’s Assembly 2023

The hybrid Global People’s Assembly 2023 will be in New York – at the UN SDG Summit and the UN General Assembly, September 17-18, 2023. The GCSPF is coorganizing the session “Social Justice: Social Protection and Health, People’s Vaccine”.

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International Symposium on Improving Synergies between Social Protection and Public Finance Management

Many members of the GCSPF participated in the International Symposium, convened by the ILO, UNICEF, the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors (GCSPF) and the European Union.

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GCSPF at the Global Forum on Adaptive Social Protection Protecting lives and livelihoods in times of crisis

Dr. Magdalena Sepúlveda spoke on behalf of the GCSPF in the opening session “Towards social protection for all in the face of multiple global crises”.

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Statement on the development of a new international financing mechanism for social protection

The GCSPF acknowledges recent initiatives taken by the ILO, World Bank, and other development cooperation partners to direct greater international financing towards supporting social protection programs in the context of the ILO Global Accelerator on Jobs and Social Protection.

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GCSPF at the 2023 UN's Development Cooperation Forum

Barry Herman made an intervention on behalf of the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd, a member of the GCSPF and also on behalf of the GCSPF at the UN's Development Cooperation Forum. His intervention (see here) was part of the interactive discussion that followed the panel presentation. The UN's Development […]

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Side Event at the LDC5 Civil Society Forum

The side event “Progress through Social Protection - Current initiatives and financing at national and international level” took place on Monday, March 6th 2023 during the Civil Society Forum of the Fifth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC5) that was held in Doha, Qatar. Speakers at the event were Massimiliano La Marca […]

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Invitation Side Event at the LDC5 Civil Society Forum

The side event "Progress through Social Protection - Current initiatives and financing at national and international level" will take place on Monday, March 6th from 5 to 6:30 pm at Civil Society Forum of the Fifth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC5). Moderator: Martha Bekele, Development Initiatives Speakers: Social Protection: An investment […]

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Video of the Side Event: On the Road to 2025: A New Social Contract with Universal Social Protection and Full Employment and Decent Work for all

The video of the side event: On the Road to 2025: A New Social Contract with Universal Social Protection and Full Employment and Decent Work for all is now online. The event took place on Wednesday, February 8, 2023, during the 61st Session of the Commission for Social Development CSocD61.

The event was dedicated to the memory of Prof. Michael Cichon. Michael was the inspiration behind and driver of Recommendation 202, founder of the GCSPF and he has been an inspiring example to so many people around the world.

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Virtual Side Event: On the Road to 2025: A New Social Contract with Universal Social Protection and Full Employment and Decent Work for all

Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2023 Time: 1:15 pm – 3:00 pm EST (Confirm your local time here) Please register at: http://bit.ly/3D3Dek7 The side event will be in English. French and Spanish interpretation will be provided. Organized by the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors (GCSPF). Co-organized by Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP), Gray […]

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Webinar Presentation and Recording: Work Bank, IMF and Universal Social Protection following COVID-19: The Good, the Bad and the Unclear

The slide presentation and the webinar's recording of the webinar the “Work Bank, IMF and Universal Social Protection following COVID-19: The Good, the Bad and the Unclear” are now available. The webinar took place on 20 October, 2022. In the webinar World Bank, IMF and Universal Social Protection following COVID-19: The Good, the Bad and […]

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Video HLPF Side Event: How to achieve the SDGs despite the worsening hunger and poverty crisis?

The HLPF virtual side event: How to achieve the SDGs despite the worsening hunger and poverty crisis? took place on Wednesday, 6 July, during the High-level Political Forum (HLPF) 2022. The side event was focused on the discussion on “Building forward better” around four interlinked themes – vaccines, hunger, debt and social protection, and livelihood […]

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Invitation HLPF Side Event: How to achieve the SDGs despite the worsening hunger and poverty crisis?

The HLPF virtual side event: How to achieve the SDGs despite the worsening hunger and poverty crisis? will take place on Wednesday, 6 July, 7:30 am NYT/11:30 am GMT. The event will have translation for English, French and Spanish. To get the link please register here: bit.ly/GCAPatHLPF2022 The side event will focus on the discussion […]

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A Global Fund for Social Protection. Views from Selected Low-income Countries

  The study on low-income countries’ (LICs) views of the proposed Global Fund for Social Protection (GFSP) sought to contribute to discussions on the operational dimensions of the fund, adding to existing knowledge on the available financial and administrative options. Findings from this study point us to several broad areas of interest, including the political […]

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Policy Brief: A Global Fund for Social Protection to promote policy and fiscal space to make the right to social protection a reality for all

Download pdf version Beyond the health crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic has severely affected economies and people’s livelihoods around the world. Experts forecast an additional 250 million people in extreme poverty by 20301, while the consequences of the pandemic are resulting in a 10th of the global population suffering from hunger, amounting to 720 to 811 […]

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GCSPF e-Newsletter #60 - October 2021

Welcome to our Newsletter! Read here information about our activities.

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Video: Side event Decade of Action to achieve Universal Social Protection by 2030

The video of the virtual side event “Decade of Action to achieve Universal Social Protection by 2030” is now online. The side event on the Theme Austerity & Social Protection was co-hosted by the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors (GCSPF) and the Africa Platform for Social Protection (APSP) and it was held during the […]

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Side Event: Decade of Action to achieve Universal Social Protection by 2030

The virtual side event “Decade of Action to achieve Universal Social Protection by 2030” (Theme: Austerity & Social Protection) co-hosted by the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors (GCSPF) and the Africa Platform for Social Protection (APSP) will be held during the Global People's Assembly. The virtual Global People's Assembly is part of the Global […]

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IDA20 and social protection: Comments on proposed policy commitments

The ad hoc group on IDA20 of the GCSPF has prepared a position paper on the draft policy commitments in the IDA20 replenishment document. The document is available here (pdf format) and here (word format). The World Bank launched an early twentieth replenishment process of the International Development Association (IDA), its fund for the world’s […]

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Video: Side event at HLPF - “Decade of Action to achieve Universal Social Protection by 2030”

The virtual side event “Decade of Action to achieve Universal Social Protection by 2030” took place on 12 July 2021 during the High-level Political Forum 2021. The virtual side event was co-organized by the Permanent Mission of Argentina to the United Nations; Ministry of National Development Planning, Indonesia; Global Partnership for Universal Social Protection - […]

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Invitation: Side event at HLPF: “Decade of Action to achieve Universal Social Protection by 2030”

The virtual side event “Decade of Action to achieve Universal Social Protection by 2030” will take place in the framework of the High-level Political Forum. Date: Monday 12th July 2021, Time: 7:30 – 9am New York, EDT Please register here: https://socialprotectionorg.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_K0jIjxvgTC2pDQqYRiMhgQ The event will be in English. Live Spanish and French translation will be offered. […]

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Written statement to the Human Rights Council 47th session

Human Rights Council 47th session 21 June to 9 July 2021 Agenda item 3 “The Global Fund for Social Protection: International Solidarity in the Service of Poverty Eradication” Report of the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights Written statement submitted by the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors (A/HRC/47/NGO/168) https://undocs.org/A/HRC/47/NGO/168 Download pdf version […]

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Policy Dialogue on G20 response to adequately tackle the impact of COVID-19 on hunger and food insecurity

Civil 20 (C20) and Oxfam organised the event “Ahead of the G20 Foreign and Development Joint Ministerial Session. “Policy Dialogue on G20 response to adequately tackle the impact of COVID-19 on hunger and food insecurity” held on 15th of June 2021. The agenda of the webinar is here. Johanna Wagman participated on behalf of the […]

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International solidarity to eradicate poverty: supporting the initiative of a Global Fund for Social Protection

Statement to the International Labor Conference Recurrent Item Discussion on Social Security 4 June, 2021 Download pdf version here. Thank you very much for the opportunity to contribute to this discussion. My name is Johanna Wagman, I am speaking on behalf of the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors, a global network of civil society […]

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Q&A on the Global fund for social protection

Download PDF version June 2021 CONTENT 1. MAIN QUESTIONS   What is social protection?   What is a social protection floor?   What would a Global Social Protection Fund do?   Why is a fund needed?   Why support this proposal at this moment?   Many countries have in fact expanded social protection programmes during […]

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US letter for a Global Fund for Social Protection

The US Coalition of the GCSPF sent a letter and a briefing on “Expanding social protection: benefits for workers, businesses, and communities” to the US government to support the global fund at both the G7 and G20. LETTER Download pdf version May 7, 2021   Mr. Jake Sullivan, National Security Adviser The White House 1600 […]

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G20 talks: South Africa must raise Africa’s voice for a social protection Global Fund

People living in the world’s poorest countries, who are particularly at risk of poverty, cannot wait until it becomes possible to provide stable financing for social protection programmes from domestic resources alone. They need such protection right now, especially in light of the devastation wrought by the Covid-19 pandemic. As is well documented, the Covid-19 […]

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Video of the event International solidarity to support a robust and inclusive recovery: A global social protection fund

The video of the virtual event “International Solidarity to Support a Robust and Inclusive Recovery - A Global Social Protection Fund” is now online. The virtual event, co-organized by the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors (GCSPF) and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), was held in the framework of the Spring Civil Society Policy […]

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Event “International Solidarity to Support a Robust and Inclusive Recovery - A Global Social Protection Fund”

The Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors (GCSPF), in partnership with the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), is pleased to invite you to the event “International Solidarity to Support a Robust and Inclusive Recovery - A Global Social Protection Fund” that will be held in the framework of the Spring Civil Society Policy Forum of […]

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Financing for development in the era of COVID-19 and beyond

Ana Zeballos spoke on behalf of the GCSPF at the Civil Society Meeting “Financing for Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond”, Cluster 2: socio-economic response: social protection, gender, youth, health, education, and human rights. The consultation with NGOs and Civil Society Organizations was held under the auspices of the International Labour Organization and […]

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Video of the event at the CSocD59: Building Roofs and Raising Floors Through Inclusive Digital Technologies and A Global Fund for Social Protection

The video of the virtual side event “Building Roofs and Raising Floors Through Inclusive Digital Technologies and A Global Fund for Social Protection”, co-organized by the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors (GCSPF) and Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP), is now online. The virtual event was organised by the Global Coalition for Social […]

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GCSPF at the 59th Session of the Commission for Social Development

Welcome to our Newsletter! Read here information about our activities.

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What's next for Social Protection: A Global Fund for Social Protection

Social protection gaps left individuals and societies vulnerable to health, social and economic impacts of COVID-19. A Global Fund for Social Protection could accelerate progress in building social protection floors worldwide and strengthen crisis resilience decisively. Social Protection has been an essential tool to face the pandemic and to mitigate its health, social and economic impact on individuals and societies. So far, 209 countries adopted 1,568 social protection measures in response to COVID-19 - 54 % of these measures were […]

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