Author Archives: Francine Mestrum

Social protection, the World Bank, the IMF and Lewis Carroll

Excellent fable on how poor countries, with excellent social protection schemes, are losing … ‘through the looking glass’ …

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(Español) Diez puntos a favor de la protección social y los comunes sociales

Sorry, this entry is only available in Mexican Spanish.

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On the human right to social protection

Good to watch, an explanation on the human right to social protection and economic and social rights

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Ten points in favour of universal social protection and social commons

To fight child poverty, to promote good health care or quality education, to guarantee labour rights and all other economic and social rights is not possible without a fully-fledged system of social protection. It is obvious that poverty and unemployment … Continue reading

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ILO’s New Social Protection Report for 2017

Social protection is a human right, but how many benefit? New report with disastrous but very interesting data

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Social Commons: Because social protection is ours

Social protection is high on the international agenda to-day. In 2012 the ILO (International Labour Organisation) adopted a recommendation on ‘social protection floors’. In 2015 the international community in the General Assembly of the UN (United Nations) adopted the Sustainable … Continue reading

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Financing Social Protection Floors through economic cycles

A side event on financing social protection floors (SPFs) was held on Monday 22 May, 2017, on the occasion of the Second Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Forum on financing for development follow-up (FfD forum) which took place at the … Continue reading

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