Universal social protection: achievements, challenges and opportunities

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To date, countries in many parts of the world have made significant progress in the extension of social protection. Yet 55 per cent of the global population is still excluded from social protection. Urgent efforts are needed to ensure that the human right to social protection becomes a reality for all, and to achieve the goals set by the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. 

The members of the Global Partnership for Universal Social Protection to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (USP2030) have made a call on all countries and international partners to support the global commitment to implement nationally appropriate social protection systems and measures for all, including floors (SDG 1.3) by 2030. Actions include coordinating country support to strengthen national social protection systems, documenting country experiences, providing evidence on financing options, and fostering advocacy for universal social protection.

This webinar will focus on progress towards the achievement of Universal Social Protection by exploring country-based experiences and their main challenges from design to implementation. Following the first webinar of this series, participants will be invited to address the different views and controversial issues around the achievement of Universal Social Protection. Here some of the most prominent issues will be explored in a more practical way, through case studies and examples.

Panellists:

Indonesia - Mr Maliki, Director of Population Planning and Social Security, Ministry of Minister for Population and Labor (BAPPENAS) 

Kenya - Ms Cecilia Mbaka, Head of National Social Protection Secretariat, State Department of Social Protection 

Brazil - Mr Rafael Osorio, Senior Research Coordinator (IPC-IG) and Researcher at the Institute for Applied Economic Research (Ipea)

Moderator:

Ms Mira BierbaumJunior Professional Officer, ILO Headquarters