Just a few days after the proclamation and the signature, on 17 November 2017, of the European Pillar of Social Rights that have brought back social policies onto the EU agenda, the ILO has released its World Social Protection Report: Universal Social Protection to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
While highlighting that “Social protection plays a key role in achieving sustainable development, promoting social justice and realizing the human right to social security for all”, the report provides the 2015 baseline to monitor progress towards the implementation of SDG target 1.3: “nationally appropriate social protection systems for all, including floors”.
Among the different highlights of the report, SOLIDAR is particularly concerned by the fact that
For this reason, SOLIDAR joins the ILO’s call to governments (and the EU) to explore all possible ways to mobilise the necessary resources for social investments and social protection for all.
*To know more about SOLIDAR’s work to promote universal social protection, read the SOLIDAR Social Protection Monitor reports developed in collaboration with our members Solidarité Laique, Solidarité socialiste, Solidar Suisse, FICEMEA and FOS, see the SOLIDAR social protection monitor.