The UNDP World Centre for Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro (RIO+ Centre) and the UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa are pleased to announce the first RIO+ global report: Social Protection for Sustainable Development: Dialogues between Africa and Brazil, focusing on social protection as key to pursuing sustainable development. The global report was launched on 22 June 2016 in Gaborone, Botswana, as part of the African Union‘s Consultative Roundtable on the Development of the Protocol on the Rights of Citizens to Social Protection and Social Security.
The Social Protection for Sustainable Development (SP4SD) report is based on the contributions and recommendations of the International Seminar on Social Protection held in Dakar, Senegal in April 2015. These recommendations were subsequently endorsed by African Ministers at the First Session of the Specialised Technical Committee on Social Development, Labour and Employment and at the Twenty-Fifth Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Heads of State and Government of the African Union. The event was organized by UNDP (RIO+Centre and the Regional Centre in Addis Ababa), the African Union and the Governments of Senegal and Brazil. The Dakar Seminar identified a mounting demand for an updated analysis of the current state-of-the-art of social protection and for more dialogue between Africa, Brazil and the Global South for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Visit the SP4SD website.