According to the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors where ICSW is an active member “more than half of the world’s population is still denied a life in dignity and the human right to social protection. To deliver on the commitment to universal social protection is a legal, moral, political and economic imperative. Social protection is a key instrument for the successful implementation of Agenda 2030, for eradicating poverty and for reducing inequality. Social protection is a human right, not charity for the poorest”.
The statement of the Global Coalition made on 5 February at the conference on universal social protection (USP2030) concludes: “What we want to take from this conference is the commitment to take concrete steps towards the implementation of universal social protection systems which are rights-based and gender-responsive, providing adequate benefits for all contingencies over the lifecycle.”
Read the full statement here. (450 Kb)