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 … ———- Please continue reading

Call for Papers – ILERA WORLD CONGRESS 2018 – July 23 -27, 2018

The International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA) has released the Call for Papers for the 2018 ILERA World Congress themed “Employment for a Sustainable Society: What Is to Be Done?” The Congress will be held in Seoul from July 23 to 27, 2018 providing opportunities for the discussion of … ———- Please continue reading

UN Report on Disability Barriers to Social Protection Systems

Catalina Devandas Aguilar, UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, has highlighted the need for states to make their social protection systems more inclusive for persons with disabilities, rather than pursuing models that often lock them into a cycle of dependence and poverty. In her report, the Special … ———- Please continue reading

Ghana: Development of New Social Protection Policy

In order to follow up on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015, Ghana has taken steps to improve its Social Protection System by developing a Social Protection Policy. The social protection policy document provides a framework for … ———- Please continue reading

Financing of Development Agenda 2030

On 25 September 2015 the United Nations General Assembly formally adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, along with 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). How the agenda’s implementation will be financed was discussed in advance at the UN Financing for Development (FfD) Conference in Addis Ababa in July resulting in the ‘Addis Ababa Action … ———- Please continue reading

ODI blog: Funding crucial for SDGs and Social Protection

Paddy Carter, Research Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute in London (ODI), stresses the importance of financial support for low income countries in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Hopefully, economic growth will be a rising tide to lift many boats, but it will not lift all … ———- Please continue reading

From Dakar to Addis: AU Social Protection progress

The RIO+ Centre outlines the road from the Dakar Recommendations adapted on 8-9 April and the the First Session of the Specialized Technical Committee on Social Development, Labor and Employment (STC-SDLE-1) of the African Union (AU). Both documents will be discussed on the 25th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the … ———- Please continue reading