Decade of action to achieve substantial social protection coverage of the most vulnerable by 2030
Monday, 12 July 2021
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Virtual (NY Time)
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Side Event

The Permanent Mission of Argentina to the United Nations; Ministry of National Development Planning, Indonesia; Global Partnership for Universal Social Protection - USP2030; Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors; Global Call to Action Against Poverty; International Labour Organization; The World Bank; International Network for Social Protection Rights (UNRISD); Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung; INSP!R West-Africa; Protestant Agency for Diakonie und Development; Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd; Centro de Implementación de Políticas Públicas para la Equidad y el Crecimiento (CIPPEC).

This side event with high level speakers from Governments, United Nations and civil society will analyze the contribution of universal social protection to Agenda 2030 and for a resilient recovery from the Covid-19 crisis. Participants will discuss the opportunities for joint action within national and global partnerships.

  • Dr. Katja Hujo, Senior Research Coordinator in the Social Policy and Development Programme of UNRISD

    Session 1:

    The Contribution of Universal Social Protection to Agenda 2030

  • Dr. Shahra Razavi, Director of the Social Protection Department of the International Labour Organisation, and
  • Dr. Michal Rutkowski, Global Director, Social Protection and Jobs, The World Bank: Universal social protection - a key contribution to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda (SDG 1, 2, 3, 8, 10, 12, 13, 16, 17)
  • Maliki Ph.D., Director, Poverty Alleviation and Community Empowerment, Ministry of National Development Planning, Indonesia: Universal social protection for a resilient recovery and future crisis preparedness
  • Roshni K. Niggehalli, Wada Na Todo Abhiyan (WNTA), on behalf of Global Call for Action Against Poverty India: Universal social protection – an essential instrument to reduce Inequality (SDG 10)

    Session 2:
    Partnership for Joint Action
  • Uzziel Twagilimana, INSP!R West-Africa, on behalf of the Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors: The strength of national social dialogue to build universal social protection
  • Erika Roffler, Secretary of Social Policy, Ministry of Social Development, Argentina: The opportunities of a strong Global Partnership for Universal Social Protection (USP2030)
  • Prof. Olivier De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights: How a Global Fund for Social Protection will enable social protection coverage for those left furthest behind?

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