GLOBAL

SOCIAL PROTECTION

WEEK

25-28 November 2019
Geneva, Switzerland

ACHIEVING SDG 1.3 AND UNIVERSAL SOCIAL PROTECTION IN

THE CONTEXT OF THE FUTURE OF WORK

 

#USP2030

 

The Global Social Protection Week 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.

PROGRAMME

High-Level Segment

25 – 26 November 2019

Technical Segment

27 – 28 November 2019

HIGH-LEVEL SEGMENT

 

On Monday, key actors representing governments, workers, employers, international organizations and international financial institutions, as well as civil society 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 the second day, the ILO Social Protection Department 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.

Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English, French, Spanish and Russian. Chinese will also be provided on Tuesday, 26 November.

Monday, 25 November
09:45-11:45 Social protection, a global priority and investment with high returns
12:00-14:00 Lunch, bilaterals, animations
14:00-15:15 Still 55% without social protection
15:45-17:00 A common strategy to achieve SDG’s on social protection
17:00-18:30 Speed Networking Marketplace: Initiatives on social protection / SPIAC-B meeting (by invitation only)
Tuesday, 26 November
09:00-10:15 Achieving SDG’s requires increased investments
10:45-12:00 Financing social protection: Creating fiscal space at the national level and providing support a the international level
12:00-14:00 Lunch, bilaterals, animations / Side event: Social health protection for refugees
14:00-15:00 Commitment session
15:00-15:15 Conclusion and way forward
15:45-17:00 Speed Networking Marketplace: Initiatives on social protection
17:00-18:30 Side events & bilateral meetings / USP2030 meeting (by invitation only)

TECHNICAL SEGMENT

 

The technical segment provides the opportunity to continue and deepen the discussions of the high-level conference. 18 sessions, organized in six streams over the course of two days, will bring together experts to discuss the development and enhancement of social protection systems which are adequate, sustainable and adapted to developments in the world of work. The technical segment is opened by a high-level panel in the plenary on Wednesday morning and closed by a partnering session and outlook for the future on Thursday afternoon.

Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English, French and Spanish. Arabic, Chinese, Portuguese and Russian will also be provided in selected sessions as indicated in the event brochure.

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Stream 1
Achieving universal social protection, covering the uncovered and reducing inequalities
09:00-10:15 High-Level Opening: Social protection for facilitating transition and a future that works
10:45-12:00 1.1 Covering the missing middle: Informal economy workers
12:00-14:00 Lunch / Side event: OECD and ILO launch event on “Tackling vulnerability and extending social security to workers in the informal economy” / Side event 2: Launch of the Report “The state of social assistance in Africa”, UNDP
14:00-15:15 1.2 Extending health protection and achieving universal health coverage
15:45-17:00 1.3 Extending social protection to the rural populations
17:00-18:30 Speed Networking Marketplace: Initiatives on social protection / Workers’ network meeting (by invitation only)
Stream 2
Adapting social protection to a changing world
09:00-10:15 High-Level Opening: Social protection for facilitating transition and a future that works
10:45-12:00 2.1 Social protection and climate change
12:00-14:00 Lunch / Side event: OECD and ILO launch event on “Tackling vulnerability and extending social security to workers in the informal economy” / Side event 2: Launch of the Report “The state of social assistance in Africa”, UNDP
14:00-15:15 2.2 Extending social protection to migrant workers
15:45-17:00 2.3 Social protection in the context of humanitarian and development nexus
17:00-18:30 Speed Networking Marketplace: Initiatives on social protection / Workers’ network meeting (by invitation only)
Stream 3
Achieving universal social protection, covering the uncovered and reducing inequalities
09:00-10:15 High-Level Opening: Social protection for facilitating transition and a future that works
10:45-12:00 3.1 Building rights-based social protection systems
12:00-14:00 Lunch / Side event: OECD and ILO launch event on “Tackling vulnerability and extending social security to workers in the informal economy” / Side event 2: Launch of the Report “The state of social assistance in Africa”, UNDP
14:00-15:15 3.2 Formulating national policies and strategies and national dialogue
15:45-17:00 3.3 Building adequate and sustainable pension systems
17:00-18:30 Speed Networking Marketplace: Initiatives on social protection / Workers’ network meeting (by invitation only)

Thursday, 28 November 2019

Stream 4
Financing sustainable social protection systems
Stream 5
Social protection in the context of the future of work
Stream 6
Making the right to social protection a reality for all
09:00-10:15 4.1/2 Financing gaps and creating fiscal space for achieving SDG 1.3 5.1 Investing in people’s capabilities: The role of social protection in supporting lifelong learning and labour market transitions 6.1 Opportunities and risks of new technologies in the delivery of social protection
10:15-12:00 5.2 Achieving social justice in a globalized world: Social protection for workers on digital platforms 6.2 A culture of social protection
12:00-14:00 Global Business Network meeting (by invitation only) / Side event: Launch of “The challenge of national dialogues for social protection floors”, FES
14:00-15:15 4.3 Exploring the feasibility of international financing for social protection systems 5.3 Gender responsive social protection and the care economy 6.3 Tripartite action for the development of sustainable and socially responsive social protection systems
15:45-17:00 Partnering for USP and SDG 1.3 – USP2030, UN SPFI, SPIAC-B, GBN, workers network, SPF Global Coalition
17:00-17:15 Conclusion and way forward

Thursday, 28 November 2019

Stream 4
Financing sustainable social protection systems
09:00-10:15 4.1/2 Financing gaps and creating fiscal space for achieving SDG 1.3
10:15-12:00
12:00-14:00 Global Business Network meeting (by invitation only) / Side event: Launch of “The challenge of national dialogues for social protection floors”, FES
14:00-15:15 4.3 Exploring the feasibility of international financing for social protection systems
15:45-17:00 Partnering for USP and SDG 1.3 – USP2030, UN SPFI, SPIAC-B, GBN, workers network, SPF Global Coalition
17:00-17:15 Conclusion and way forward
Stream 5
Social protection in the context of the future of work
09:00-10:15 5.1 Investing in people’s capabilities: The role of social protection in supporting lifelong learning and labour market transitions
10:15-12:00 5.2 Achieving social justice in a globalized world: Social protection for workers on digital platforms
12:00-14:00 Global Business Network meeting (by invitation only) / Side event: Launch of “The challenge of national dialogues for social protection floors”, FES
14:00-15:15 5.3 Gender responsive social protection and the care economy
15:45-17:00 Partnering for USP and SDG 1.3 – USP2030, UN SPFI, SPIAC-B, GBN, workers network, SPF Global Coalition
17:00-17:15 Conclusion and way forward
Stream 6
Making the right to social protection a reality for all
09:00-10:15 6.1 Opportunities and risks of new technologies in the delivery of social protection
10:15-12:00 6.2 A culture of social protection
12:00-14:00 Global Business Network meeting (by invitation only) / Side event: Launch of “The challenge of national dialogues for social protection floors”, FES
14:00-15:15 6.3 Tripartite action for the development of sustainable and socially responsive social protection systems
15:45-17:00 Partnering for USP and SDG 1.3 – USP2030, UN SPFI, SPIAC-B, GBN, workers network, SPF Global Coalition
17:00-17:15 Conclusion and way forward

HIGH-LEVEL PANEL SPEAKERS

Anousheh Karvar

Anousheh Karvar is the Delegate of the French Government to the ILO’s Governing Body, as well as the Labour & Employment...

Barry Herman

Barry Herman has been a Visiting Scholar since July 2016 at the Julien J. Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs at...

Cecilia Mbaka

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Celine Moyroud

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Christophe Perrin

Mr Perrin has been Director of the ILO Multilateral Cooperation Department since July 2016. Prior to his appointment, he was...

David Coady

David Coady is Division Chief of the Expenditure Policy Division at the Fiscal Affairs Department of the IMF. Prior to joining...

Francisca Jiménez

Francisca Jiménez Paniagua líder Sindical por más de 30 años, mujer emprendedora  y luchadora por los derechos laborales...

Giovanna Prialé Reyes

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Grégoire Owona

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Guy Ryder

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Iván Rico López

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Jayati Ghosh

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Jeffrey D. Sachs

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Jennifer Topping

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Joachim Breuer

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Liina Carr

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Lisa Kurbiel

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Magdalena Sepúlveda

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Marcelina Bautista

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Marjeta Jager

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Michal Rutkowski

Mr. Michal Rutkowski is the Global Director for Social Protection and Jobs – overseeing the World Bank Global Practice...

Michelle Bachelet Jeria

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Mirai Chatterjee

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Moussa Oumarou

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Nunzia Catalfo

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Paul Mackay

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Peter Salama

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Plamen Dimitrov

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Rie Vejs Kjeldgaard

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Roberto Suárez Santos

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Saila Ruuth

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Sharan Burrow

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You Jun

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Yukihiro Nitta

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