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Issue-based Coalition on Social Protection

The Issue-based Coalition on Social Protection serves as a platform for exchange of information, advocacy and policy advice as well as for building and strengthening partnerships in relation to social protection. The coalition provides support to UN Country Teams to accelerate progress towards social protection related SDGs.

Chairs: ILO, UNICEF, UNDP, WHO, WFP

Members: UNDP, UNICEF, ILO, WHO, UNFPA, UN Women, FAO, WFP, UNHCR

Focus areas: Social Protection for all. Address persistent gaps in coverage and quality of social protection systems. Advocate for holistic and sustainable and integrated social protection systems.

Activities:

  • Common positions and advocacy: The Issue-based Coalition seeks to harmonize the series of definitions and positions on social protection across members and to develop common advocacy messages that can be delivered and amplified using a single voice.
  • Exchange of knowledge, experiences and good practices: The coalition serves to facilitate the exchange of a broad spectrum of knowledge and experience across coalition members and to distill good practices from these experiences.
  • Joint efforts for resource mobilization and in-country activities: As the coalition seeks to integrate members’ various social protection interventions, members engage in joint resource mobilization efforts to leverage the additional resources needed to pursue projects of appropriate scale and ambition for sustainable impacts. 
  • Concrete outputs: The coalition has developed concrete outputs, including a social protection checklist for MAPs missions, mapping of social protection work in the region, a virtual platform for joint work and information exchange, advocacy for the Joint Fund Window on Social Protection Floors.

For further information, please see the 2018 work plan, terms of reference and roadmap.