Our Activities

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The Global Coalition is active in different areas, on different levels and works together with various stakeholders. All its activities are embedded in the general framework of the Global Coalition to achieve social protection for all.

We invite you to have a look on what we did so far and are planning to do in future.

Universal Social Protection Advocacy Tour

Universal and Comprehensive Social Protection Systems and Floors: Essential to Fight Poverty and Inequality – During the week of 3 November 2014, the UNIVERSAL SOCIAL PROTECTION ADVOCACY TOUR – targeting European Union Representatives- was organised by the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors, SOLIDAR, Brot für die Welt and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung with the participation, among others, of the Arab NGO Network for Development – ANND (Lebanon), the Phoenix Center (Jordan), the African Platform for Social Protection (Kenya), the Trade Union Confederation (Ghana), CIPPEC (Argentina), SEWA (India), HelpAge International and the Asia Europe People Forum (The Philippines).

The Tour included dialogue with CSOs advocating for Universal Social Protection and Tax Justice as well as exchanges with EU representatives (Members of the European Parliament, Permanent Representation officials, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) representatives, and European Commission officials) to advocate for the inclusion of universal and comprehensive social protection systems and floors in the post-2015 development framework. The dialogue has been covered on twitter through#SocialProtection4All. The full overview of the demands raised can be found here.

Social Protection Floors at the Human Rights Council

Global Coalition demands the right to social security for all at the Human Rights Council – On 6 March 2014, the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors, speaking via a video message, recommended to the Human Rights Council to:
• call on states to take appropriate measures and steps with a view to respecting, protecting and fulfilling the right to social protection of all individuals regardless of their social, economic or religious backgrounds. In particular, states must ensure the participation of vulnerable and marginalised groups in the design and implementation of laws and policies on social protection within their jurisdictions.
• Recognize, in its Resolution on the Question of the realization in all countries of economic, social and cultural rights, the International Labour Organization’s Social Protection Floors Recommendation 202 as instrumental to the realization of the right to social security.
• To ensure that all economic, social and cultural rights are an integral part of the Universal Periodic Review process and that Member States are requested to report on the status of economic, social, and cultural rights along with civil and political rights. We further recommend the Council to engage with member states during the review process on steps that have been taken for the realisation of the right to social security for all.

Watch the video statement (at 01:55:04)
Read the speech by Priti Darooka, India on behalf of the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors.


Member Activities

World Social Work Day

The World Social Work Day 2015 event was held in Geneva, Switzerland at the UN Headquarters organised by IFSW with the support of UNAIDS. This event on “Dignity” had two panels. The second session was on social protection. More information can be found here.