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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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GCSPF e-Newsletter #103 | May 2024 Edition

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GCSPF e-Newsletter #102 | April 2024 Edition

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GCSPF e-Newsletter #101 - April 2024 - IMF & WBG Spring Meetings

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GCSPF e-Newsletter #100 - March 2024 - UNCSW68

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GCSPF e-Newsletter #99 - March 2024

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GCSPF e-Newsletter #98 - February 2024

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GCSPF e-Newsletter #97 - February 2024

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GCSPF e-Newsletter #96 - January 2024

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GCSPF e-Newsletter #95 - December 2023

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GCSPF e-Newsletter #94 - November 2023

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GCSPF e-Newsletter #93 - October 2023

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e-GCSPF Newsletter #92 - October 2023

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Global Demand for Universal Social Security

Groups Press Governments, IMF, World Bank for New Eco-Social Contract

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e-GCSPF Newsletter #91 - September 2023

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e-GCSPF Newsletter #90 - August 2023 edition

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e-GCSPF News #89 - July 2023

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e-GCSPF News #88 - July 2023

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e-GCSPF News #87 - June 2023

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e-GCSPF News #86 - May 2023

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e-GCSPF News #85 - April 2023

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e-GCSPF #84 - March / April 2023

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e-GCSPF #83 - March 2023

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e-GCSPF #82 - February 2023

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e-GCSPF #81 - February 2023 - CSocD61

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January GCSPF #80 e-News!

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December GCSPF #79 e-News!

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November GCSPF #78 e-News!

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GCSPF e-Newsletter #77 – October 2022

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GCSPF e-Newsletter # 76 – September 2022

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GCSPF e-Newsletter # 75 – August / September 2022

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GCSPF e-Newsletter # 74 – August 2022

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GCSPF e-Newsletter # 73 – July 2022

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GCSPF e-Newsletter # 72 – June 2022

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GCSPF e-Newsletter # 71 – June 2022

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GCSPF e-Newsletter # 70 – June 2022

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GCSPF e-Newsletter # 69 - May 2022

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GCSPF e-Newsletter # 68 - May 2022

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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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GCSPF e-Newsletter # 67 - April 2022

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GCSPF e-Newsletter # 66 - March 2022

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e-Newsletter # 65 - February - March 2022

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e-Newsletter # 64 – February 2022

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e-Newsletter # 63 – January 2022

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e-Newsletter # 62 – December 2021

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e-Newsletter # 61 - November 2021

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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

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GCSPF e-Newsletter # 59 - September 2021

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GCSPF e-Newsletter # 58 - August 2021

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GCSPF e-Newsletter # 57 - July 2021

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GCSPF e-Newsletter # 56 - July 2021 - ILC & HRC

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GCSPF e-Newsletter # 55 - June 2021

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Newsletter e-GCSPF # 54 - June 2021

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GCSPF e-Newsletter # 53 – May 2021

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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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GCSPF e-Newsletter # 52 - May 2021

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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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GCSPF e-Newsletter # 51 - April 2021

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Global Fund for Social Protection: Social security for all

For years, social experts have proposed the establishment of a Global Fund for Social Protection – an international institution to help low-income countries develop the capacity to finance a minimum level of social protection for their population. The debate is now gaining momentum. Amid the Covid-19 crisis, the proposal for a Global Fund for Social […]

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GCSPF e-Newsletter # 50 – March 2021

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

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GCSPF e-Newsletter # 48 – January 2021

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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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GCSPF Newsletter # 47 - December 2020

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GCSPF Newsletter # 46 - November 2020

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Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2020 - Shifting policies for systemic change

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e-GCSPF #42 – Civil Society Call for a Global Fund for Social Protection - September 2020

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Global e-Conference “Turning the COVID-19 crisis into an opportunity: What’s next for social protection?”

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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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“We are only as safe as the most vulnerable among us”

Strengthening public health and social protection systems in response to the COVID-19 pandemic By Mira Bierbaum, Thomas Gebauer and Nicola Wiebe Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors Download this chapter in pdf format here. The health and socioeconomic crisis caused by COVID-19 has shown in a dramatic fashion that we are only as safe as […]

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e-GCSPF #41 – August 2020

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GCSPF @ HLPF 2020

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e-GCSPF Newsletter # 39 – June 2020 – COVID-19

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e-GCSPF Newsletter # 38 - May 2020 - COVID-19

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GCSPF Newsletter # 37 - May 2020 - COVID-19

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Social Protection Floor Index 2020

In the face of a global catastrophe, it's not very difficult to see the urgency for social safety nets. But even before the COVID-19 pandemic, people knew: social protection rights are human rights that should not be yielded to market forces. As early as 2012, the member states of the International Labour Organization (ILO) committed […]

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GCSPF Newsletter #35 – April 2020 - COVID-19

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GCSPF Newsletter #34 – April 2020 - COVID-19

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GCSPF Newsletter #33 – March 2020

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GCSPF at the 58th Session of the Commission for Social Development

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GCSPF Newsletter #31 – January 2020

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GCSPF at the Global Social Protection Week

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GCSPF Newsletter #28 – October 2019

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GCSPF @ Spotlight on Sustainable Development Report 2019

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GCSPF Newsletter #27 – September 2019

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GCSPF at the HLPF 2019

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SDG 1 – Applying human rights standards for the governance of social protection will unleash its transformative potential

The article “SDG 1 – Applying human rights standards for the governance of social protection will unleash its transformative potential”, by the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors is published on the Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2019: Reshaping governance for sustainability. Global Civil Society Report on the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs. Download this chapter […]

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GCSPF responds to inequalities @HLPF 2019

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Social Protection: an essential building block to reduce inequality

Download (pdf version). The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) place a key focus on the pivotal role that the reduction of inequalities plays for ending poverty. SDG 10 explicitly aims to Reduce Inequality within and among Countries, recognizing that development requires sharing progress more widely with everyone, including the most disadvantaged groups in society. However, inequality […]

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GCSPF Newsletter #24 – June 2019

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GCSPF Newsletter #23 – May 2019

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Newsletter #22 – April 2019

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Newsletter #21 – March 2019 - CSW 63

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GCSPF E-Newsletter #20 - February 2019

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GCSPF Newsletter #20 – February 2019 - CSocD57

GCSPF at the 57th Session of the Commission for Social Development Members of the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors will participate in the fifty-seventh session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD57). The CSocD57 will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 11 to 21 February 2019. The Priority Theme […]

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GCSPF Newsletter #19 - January 2019

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GCSPF E-Newsletter #18 - December 2018

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Hardly anyone is too poor to share

A basic level of social protection is affordable nearly everywhere "The world does not lack the resources to abolish poverty, it lacks the right priorities. " So said Juan Somavía, former director general of the International Labour Organization (ILO), in 1999. We may have made progress in recent decades, but the world remains a miserable place […]

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GCSPF Newsletter #17 - November 2018

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