Rights-Based Social Protection: From Rhetoric to Action

56th UN Commission for Social Development Session, Side Event at the United Nations Headquarters, New York

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in partnership with the Worldwide Network Nigeria: Women in Development and Environment, a member of the Society for Family and Social Protection, and the Africa Platform for Social Protection will be hosting a side event at the 56th UN Commission for Social Development session on 5 February 2018 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

The aim is to highlight the benefits of a rights-based approach in social protection as a sure way to eradicate poverty and achieve the Sustainable Development Goal’s (SDG’s). Therefore, speakers from The Gambia, Nigeria, Zambia and Peru will inform the audience about Rights-Based Social Protection, the Policy and Legal Framework Developments and Implementation, how to achieve the SDGs through Rights-Based Social Protection and how to monitor Rights-Based Social Protection.

The side event will be moderated by Dr. Dr. Ify Ofong – Worldwide Network Nigeria: Women in Development and Environment and Mr. Vince Chipatuka – Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung as co-moderator and time keeper.

For further information, please have a look at the programme flyer.

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