A blog on the Health Systems Global website by Kaaren Mathias,...
The International Labour Organization's (ILO) Global Social Protection Week is happening on 25-28 November 2019 in Geneva.
The Global Social Protection Week on “Achieving SDG 1.3 and Universal Social Protection (USP2030) in the Context of the Future of Work” will provide a roadmap for the future of social protection within the framework of the recently adopted ILO Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work. It starts with a two-day High-Level Conference (25 and 26 November), followed by a two-day Technical Segment (27 and 28 November).
On Monday, 25 November, key actors representing governments, workers, employers, international organizations and academia, will discuss the catalytic role of social protection for achieving Agenda 2030, the current state of affairs and remaining gaps in protection, and how partners have joined forces and developed a common strategy to achieve SDG 1.3.
On Tuesday, 26 November, the ILO will launch a landmark publication on the financing gaps to achieve SDG 1.3, followed by a discussion on how to create fiscal space, and a call upon countries and partners to share their commitments to achieve SDG 1.3.
On Wednesday, 27 November, and on Thursday, 28 November, the Technical Segment will provide the opportunity to continue and deepen the discussions of the High-Level Conference. 18 sessions, organized in six streams will bring together experts to discuss the development and enhancement of social protection systems that are adequate, sustainable and adapted to developments in the world of work.
The Global Social Protection Week will derive a set of conclusions from each of the sessions. These will be presented as a whole in the final session on “Conclusion and way forward” to Achieving SDG1.3 and universal social protection in the context of the future of work.