OUR STATEMENTS

Joint Statement “Towards Universal Social Protection”

The Joint Statement was developed by the co-organizers and participants of the workshop series “Toward Universal Social Protection: Health, Social Protection and Equality“ that was held in Kathmandu on 17 February 2024 during the World Social Forum 2024.

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The GCSPF inputs to the Global Digital Compact

Read here the statement of the GCSPF to the preparation of the zero draft of the Global Digital Compact.

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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 contribution to the Informal consultations with stakeholders on the Summit of the Future

Read here the contribution of the GCSPF to the Informal consultations with stakeholders on the Summit of the Future.

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COP28: Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors Calls for Building Social Protection Systems to deal with "Loss and Damage"

The Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors calls for Building Social Protection Systems to deal with "Loss and Damage" and welcomes the decision to establish a Loss and Damage Fund. It is an important step towards climate justice.

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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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Written Statement of the GCSPF at the Commission for Social Development 62nd Session

The Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors (GCSPF) delivered a written statement at the 62nd session of the Commission for Social Development 2024.

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Statement at the 54th Session of the Human Rights Council

The GCSPF presented a statement to support the Study “Inequality, social protection and the right to development" (A/HRC/54/83) published by the Expert Mechanism on the Right to Development that was released at the 54th regular session of the Human Rights Council.

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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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Position Paper of the GCSPF at the Commission for Social Development 61st Session

Winifred Doherty of the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd prepared the position paper.  International KOLPING, International Presentation Association, Social Justice in Global Development, JusticeMakers Bangladesh, and Free Trade Union Development Center Sri Lanka, all members of the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors endorsed the paper. ************* Download pdf version. […]

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Can we overestimate the importance of ILO Recommendation 202?

The ILO Social Protection Department invited the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors to contribute to a blog on the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Social Security (Minimum Standards) Convention, 1952 (No. 102) and the 10th anniversary of the Social Protection Floors Recommendation, 2012 (No. 202) to accelerate progress towards Universal Social Protection. […]

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GCSPF response to the World Bank's new social protection strategy

Response from the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors to the World Bank’s new Strategy for Social Protection. Download pdf version. With this statement, the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors (GCSPF), representing more than 120 civil society organisations and trade unions from all over the world, intends to react to the World Bank’s new […]

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“The Future is Public: Global Manifesto for Public Services”

The Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors (GCSPF) endorses the “The Future is Public: Global Manifesto for Public Services”. The manifesto positions public services as the foundation of a fair and just society and of the social pact that implements the core values of solidarity, equality and human dignity. It advances a series of ten […]

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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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Statement at 47th Session of the Human Rights Council

The Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors submitted a written statement to the 47th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) held from 21 June to 9 July 2021. . This session considered the report of the Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights on “The Global Fund for Social Protection: International Solidarity […]

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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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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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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

PRESS RELEASE. 21 September 2020. The COVID-19 crisis has driven economies and health systems around the world to the brink of collapse, pushed millions into extreme poverty and deepened deprivations experienced by many more. These devastating consequences could have been avoided if people had been supported by robust and comprehensive social protection systems that ensure […]

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Civil Society Call for a Global Fund for Social Protection

The call is available in Arabic, Russian, English, French and Spanish. The list of signatories is here. The Press Released “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” is here, (pdf version). Civil Society Call for […]

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A Global Financing Mechanism for Social Protection

“Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security and is entitled to realization, through national effort and international co-operation and in accordance with the organization and resources of each State, of the economic, social and cultural rights indispensable for his dignity and the free development of his personality.” The Universal Declaration […]

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A Joint Statement on the Role of Social Protection in Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic
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Statement at the SIPAC-B Meeting 2020

A Joint Statement on the Role of Social Protection in Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic, SPIAC-B, on April 2020.

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Partnering for USP and SDG 1.3.

Dear friends, Thank you very much for this opportunity to contribute to this very last session of the Global Social Protection Week. I am proud as a technical consultant to WIEGO, coalition member, based in the Philippines, to be able to outline for you the role and function of the global coalition for social protection […]

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Statements at the ILO Global Social Protection Week 2019

Statement of the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors (GCSPF) “Partnering for USP and SDG 1.3.” at the Session Partnership for USP and SDG 1.3 at the Global Social Protection Week organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva, Switzerland, on 28 November, 2019. Statement of the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors (GCSPF) […]

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GCSPF Commitments towards achieving Universal Human Rights-Based Social Protection Systems and Floors

Our Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors comprises over 100 non State actors, civil society organizations and trade unions.  We work towards the implementation of universal, residence and human rights-based social protection systems and floors – in line with human rights instruments, international labour standards, ILO Recommendation No.202 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. […]

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Statement on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the ILO

The statement “The legal, political, economic and moral imperatives to finance social protection for all” with the position of the Global Coalition on financing Social Protection was launched on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the International Labour Organization (ILO), on 11 April 2019. The statement is here.

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The legal, political, economic and moral imperatives to finance social protection for all

Read the Executive Summary, pdf version available here. Read the Statement, pdf version available here. 11 April 2019 Executive Summary Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors (GCSPF) Download the Executive Summary (pdf version) The first Sustainable Development Goal of the global agenda for development adopted for the period 2016 to 2030 – “Transforming Our World” […]

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100 Years of International Labour Organization, 100 Years of Commitment to Social Security

The ILO established the right to social security and today recommends Social Protection Floors. That move is crucial, says Ebenezer Durojaye. To celebrate 100 years of the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors launched a statement outlining the path towards universal social protection for all. We talked to Ebenezer Durojaye […]

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Written statement to the sixty-third session of the CSW63

The GCSPF submitted a written statement to the sixty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) on March 2019. The Statement is here.

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Statement of the GCSPF to the Conference USP2030

Download here the pdf version of this Statement. Thank you very much for the opportunity to contribute to this conference and to share some thoughts on behalf of the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors. The Global Coalition is a network of over 100 civil society organizations, trade unions and think tanks from all continents […]

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Statement during the Conference USP2030 2019

As member of the Interim Steering Committee for USP2030 the Global Coalition gave a statement during the Conference USP2030 on 5 February 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. The statement is here.

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The IMF’s new policy framework on social protection

A view from the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors*January 2019 Download the pdf version here. As the International Monetary Fund prepares its new institutional view on how to address social protection in its work with member countries, the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors (GCSPF) has prepared this note to highlight a number of […]

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Technical note “The IMF’s new policy framework on social protection. A view from the GCSPF”

The IMF prepares its new institutional view on how to address social protection in its work with member countries, the GCSPF prepared a technical note “The IMF’s new policy framework on social protection. A view from the GCSPF” to highlight a number of policy considerations that the Coalition believes the IMF should take into account […]

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Written Statement of the GCSPF to the CSW63

Written Statement of the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors to the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) The Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors (GCSPF) consists of more than 100 CSOs, NGOs and Trade Unions from all parts of the world, united in their motivation to realize social protection for all. Download the pdf […]

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Statement of the Global Partnership on Universal Social Protection

Statement of the GCSPF for the side event of the Global Partnership on Universal Social Protection (USP2030), New York, 31 January 2018. Read here the statement.

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Statement of the Global Partnership on Universal Social Protection

Statement of the GCSPF for the side event of the Global Partnership on Universal Social Protection (USP2030) New York, 31 January 2018 Thank you very much for the opportunity to contribute to this important discussion on behalf of the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors. The Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors is a network […]

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Statement of the GCSPF to the 2nd ILO Development Partners Meeting

The Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors (GCSPF) presented a statement in the opening session of the 2nd ILO Development Partners Meeting, ILO Global Flagship Programme on Social Protection Floors, that was held in Geneva last 25 October 2017. Download here the pdf version of the Statement. Statement of the GCSPF to the 2nd ILO Development Partners […]

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Statement to the IMF on the findings of the evaluation report and the IMF’s approach towards social protection

The Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors (GCSPF) expressed its deep concerns about the report’s findings and the IMF's approach towards social protection in general.  The statement was sent to Ms. Christine Lagarde  (Managing Director of the IMF) and the Executive Directors of the IMF in order to draw their attention on the issue and in the […]

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Panel “Financing Universal Social Protection in Developing Countries” - Statement to open session

Panel “Financing Universal Social Protection in Developing Countries” A Session at the Civil Society Forum at the Annual Meetings of IMF and World Bank. October 11, 2017 Statement to open session Barry Herman Download here the pdf version. Visit here the report of the session. STATEMENT TO OPEN SESSION I am pleased to moderate this discussion of […]

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Statement to the IMF on the findings of the evaluation report and the IMF’s approach towards social protection

The Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors (GCSPF) expressed its deep concerns about the report’s findings and the IMF’s approach towards social protection in general. The statement was sent to Ms. Christine Lagarde (Managing Director of the IMF) and the Executive Directors of the IMF in order to draw their attention on the issue and […]

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GCSPF contribution to the CESCR on Business activities and human rights

Members of the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors submitted comments on the draft General Comment of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) on Business activities and human rights. The meeting was held in Geneva, Switzerland last February 2017. In the document the crucial role of business on decent work and the financing of […]

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Statement of the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors in the 55th session of the Commission for Social Development

Members of the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors presented an statement at the fifty-fifth session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD55) held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 1 to 10 February 2017. The choice of Strategies for the Eradication of Poverty to Achieve Sustainable Development for All as the priority […]

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GCSPF contribution to the CESCR on Business activities and human rights

Members of the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors submitted comments on the draft General Comment of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) on Business activities and human rights. The meeting was held in Geneva, Switzerland on February 2017. In the document the crucial role of business on decent work and the financing of […]

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Statement at the 55th Session of the Commission for Social Development

The members of the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors presented a statement at the fifty-fifth session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD55) held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 1 to 10 February 2017. Here you can download the full version of the statement written by the Global Coalition for Social […]

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Statement - 'End poverty in all its forms everywhere: Implement social protection by 2030'

The members of the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors are convinced that, with global and regional support that social protection floors must be implemented in particular at the  national and the local level. They must be implemented in all countries, in least ‐ developed and developing countries, in landlocked countries, in island countries, in […]

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Proposal for a Global Fund for Social Protection Floors (2015)

In the framework of the negotiations on Financing for Development, the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors has released its proposal for the set up of Global Fund for Social Protection Floors (GFSPFs): a solidarity based financing mechanism to help countries design, implement and, to a limited extent, finance national floors of social protection. While not replacing […]

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Our Resolution (2014)

A social protection floor for everyone: a universal rights-based development goal Well into the 21st century, the world remains an unfair, unequal, insecure and unhealthy place for the majority of people. At global level, four out of five persons do not have access to comprehensive social protection. About 80 per cent of the global population […]

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Our Joint Statement (2012)

This joint statement is submitted by 59 NGOs We wholeheartedly support the ILO intention to adopt the Recommendation on national social protection floors at the 101st session of the International Labour Conference in June 2012. The implementation of this Recommendation will be a great step forward towards the reduction of poverty and inequality as well […]

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