The Social Protection Floor (SPF)
Support the Social Protection Floor Initiative
The NGO Committee for Social Development at the UN is collecting signatures in support of a Social Protection Floor for all. This petition asks all governments to ensure that all citizens, particularly the most vulnerable, have access to basic income security and services (such as food, education and health care). Sign and disseminate the information!
What are social protection floors?
Social protection floors are nationally defined sets of basic social security guarantees that should ensure, as a minimum that, over the life cycle, all in need have access to essential health care and to basic income security which together secure effective access to goods and services defined as necessary at the national level.
FILM: A social protection floor for all
Implementing social protection floors is even more urgent during times of economic crisis. In 2009, the UN adopted the SPF Initiative as one of its nine joint initiatives to cope with the effects of the economic crisis. Individual countries are already taking steps to make it happen. This film presents 4 country experiences: Argentina, India, Nambia and Thailand.
A film developed by the ILO in collaboration with SPF-I members (2011)