NGO Committee for Social Development at the UN

The Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors has prepared a position paper advocating for a social protection floor for everyone - a universal rights based development goal as one of the Sustainable Development Goals in the Post 2015 Development Agenda. Read the position paper here

It has been endorsed by 86 organizations to date. Together with endorsement of the paper by organizations we are seeking one million signatures on line. Add yours now.

In June 2012, the International Labour Organization (ILO), the only tripartite U.N. agency with 185 governments, employers, and worker representatives unanimously agreed to implement the Recommendation no.202 on National Floors of Social Protection. Link to the Recommendation

The implementation of the National Floors of Social Protection helps to realize human rights for all through guaranteeing:
- Universal access to essential services (such as health, education, housing, water and sanitation and other services as nationally defined);
- Social Transfers in cash or kind to guarantee income security, food security, adequate nutrition and access to essential services.

In summary, the Social Protection Floors (SPF) is:
- Universal- It includes everyone;
- Rights- based – (enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights);
- Nationally owned and designed;
- The first step in an ongoing process – not a ceiling of benefits;
- Affordable by all countries.

If National Floors of Social Protection is implemented, the most vulnerable ( Children, Aged, Disabled, Sick, Unemployed…) could have a life of dignity and help to achieve the MDGs.

Read some comments from people who already signed. There were published in 'Can You Hear Us' Part 1 and 2. These comments were prepared for the Commission for Social Development February 2012

We, the members of civil society, appreciate the adoption of ILO Recommendation no. 202 on National Floors of Social Protection in June 2012. We now call upon all the governments to implement Nationally owned and designed Floors of Social Protection in accordance with the Recommendation to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and as an integral component of the Post 2015 Sustainable Development Agenda.

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