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Wednesday, October 7 • 3:00am - 4:00am
Side event 1: A Global Fund for Social Protection

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The global community of nations has long decided to ensure the Human Right of all people to social protection. Studies have shown that ensuring a basic level of social protection for all is affordable for most countries and definitely for the global community of nations. A solidarity-based Global Fund for Social Protection could support countries to design, implement and, in specific cases, co-finance national floors of social protection. This side event offered civil society and academic perspectives on the proposal of a Global Fund for Social Protection and gave room to discuss ways and means of turning this idea into reality.

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Alison Tate

Director, Economic and Social Policy, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
Alison is the Director of Economic and Social Policy of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC). She represents unions in bodies including the United Nations, the G20, and international financial institutions, and a Commissioner of the Financial Sector Commission on Modern... Read More →

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Valérie Schmitt

Deputy Director, International Labour Organization (ILO)
Valérie Schmitt is the Deputy Director, Social Protection Department, ILO Geneva. She is also leading ILO’s Flagship programme on building social protection floors for all. Born in 1972, Ms. Schmitt holds a Master of Advanced Studies (first year of doctoral studies programme) in... Read More →
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Gabriel Fernandez

Social Protection Specialist, Africa Platform for Social Protection (APSP)
Currently, a freelance social protection specialist, and before then the first National Social Protection Coordinator in Liberia (2011-2018). He is a member of the Africa Platform for Social Protection (APSP), and will be representing APSP at this conference. The APSP is a pan-African... Read More →
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Markus Kaltenborn

Professor of Law, Ruhr University Bochum
Markus Kaltenborn is professor at Ruhr-University Bochum, teaching Public Law at the Faculty of Law. He is Director of the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE) at Ruhr University Bochum, member of the German Institute for Human Rights (DIMR e.V.) and of the... Read More →
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Sulistri Afrileston

Deputy President, ITUC
Deputy President in charge of social protection of the national union confederation KSBSI (Indonesian affiliate member of ITUC) Chairperson of FSB KAMIPARHO (the union for food, beverage, tourism, restaurant, hotel and tobacco workers). A member of steering committee of Asia Network... Read More →
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Michael Cichon

Professor emeritus of Social Protection, Maastricht Graduate School of Governance at the United Nations University in Maastricht (UNU MERIT)
Michael Cichon, Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors, is Professor emeritus of Social Protection at the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance at the United Nations University in Maastricht (UNU MERIT) and former President of the International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW... Read More →
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Marcus Manuel

Senior Research Associate, Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
Marcus Manuel is a Senior Research Associate for ODI working on development finance issues, especially in low-income and fragile states. His recent research focuses on financing challenges around ending extreme poverty – see here for more details. Prior to joining ODI, Marcus held a number of senior management roles within the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and HM Treasury.  Publications:  Financing the future – how international public finance should fund a global social... Read More →

Wednesday October 7, 2020 3:00am - 4:00am GMT-03