SASPEN brief: 8 new Briefs on Sustainability of Social Protection

In SASPEN briefs 1/2016 to 8/2016, eight presenters from the 2015 annual SASPEN Conference “Sustainability of Social Protection in the SADC: Economic Returns, Political Will and Fiscal Space” explore different facets of social protection and country case studies. Victoire Umuhire and Christoph Ernst of the International Labour Organisation discuss the … ———- Please continue reading

CSocD 54 Side-Event: Quest for Dignity

On February 8, 2016 Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW), the International Association School of Social Work (IASSW AIETS) and the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors (GCSPF) hosted a side event in at the 54th session of the UN Commission for Social Development … ———- Please continue reading

World Bank: Universal Access to Social Protection

In January, the World Bank Group together with the International Labour Organization (ILO) announced a mission and a plan of action towards universal access to social protection. Dr. Arup Banerji, the World Bank’s Senior Director for Social Protection and Labor, comments on the announcement and shares his thoughts on how universal … ———- Please continue reading

UN CESCR adopts statement in support of Social Protection Floors

On 6 March, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) adopted the “Statement on social protection floors: an essential element of the right to social security and of the sustainable development goals” and has thereby anchored social protection more strongly in a human rights framework. The statement … ———- Please continue reading