I’m genuinely uncertain whether, this far out, it’s worth adding a 20th heading to a list which is undoubtedly going to shrink anyway. We might win that battle – having expended much energy - only to pretty much immediately lose it again in the winnowing process. Wouldn’t it be more strategic to make sure that social protection makes it through as a key concept (and social protection floors as a key policy) in the final list, by embedding it more strongly in the existing 19 headings?
But as I say, I’m genuinely uncertain which is the best call, and I know that global trade unions are leaning towards calling for a 20th heading.
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