attached you find a joint proposal of a coalition of about 75 (and counting...) major national NGOs, I-NGOs and trade unions for a social protection goal to be included in the post 2015 Development agenda. It basically calls for a social protection floor as defined by ILO Recommendation R. 202 of 2012 for everybody by 2030.
The joint statement was presented yesterday to the NGO Forum of the Commission for Social Development in New York by Odile Frank of PSI on behalf of the Global Coalition. It will also be discussed in more detail during a CSocD side event sponsored by FES, ILO and ICSW on 18 February .
Incidentally, referring to the subsidies vs transfers and universalism vs. targeting debate of the last few days:
The SPF focuses on outcomes and not on means of social protection and demands universality of protection through income security and guaranteed access to essential health care. This is a wider concept and encompasses the possibility to create income security through universal cash transfers, targeted social assistance transfers, or direct provision of goods and services or any combination thereof. The central objective is to ascertain that all residents - when needed - have access to transfers in cash or kind that ensure a non-discriminatory and non-stigmatising adequate level of income and health security as of right. The level of income and and the nature of health security are to be determined in participatory national processes. A basic income for all would be one of the options to achieve income security but not the only one.
We hope that by instrumentalising the SPF concept - that has been accepted by 184 countries in 2012 - we can make progress towards having the Global Society accepting the development objective to ensure adequate income and health security for all by 2030.
We hope we have found a set of words that we can all ( including Guy..) can live with. Once we have the objective of adequate income and health security for all accepted by all, we can then return and happily debate what the best means to get there are ...
Best regards to all,
International Council on Social Welfare