Thank you for signing the online petition ‘Support the Social Protection Floor Initiative’. Our goal is one million signatures. As of now, more than 3000 supporters from 125 countries have signed the petition. The Social Protection Floor is an effective and inclusive strategy towards poverty eradication requiring immediate implementation at the national level.
Here at the United Nations, we will be using the signatures, particularly during the Civil Society Forum on 31st January 2012 and the 50th Session of the Commission for Social Development (February 1-10, 2012) to demonstrate the desire of civil society globally for its implementation. http://social.un.org/index/CommissionforSocialDevelopment/Sessions/2012.aspx
In addition to working towards our goal of one million signatures, we are reaching out to all signatories, requesting everyone to urge their governments and representatives (President, Prime Minister, Finance Minister, Social Welfare Minister, Parliamentarian of your constituencies) to give priority to implementing the Social Protection Floor programme tailored to national needs. Please find a template in the attached file and on our website for your convenience http://www.ngosocdev.net/index.php/social-protection-floor-campaign/.
It is an easy process!
1. Download the template.
2. Fill out the appropriate information.
3. Print and mail or e-mail to your government representative.
It only takes a few minutes! Thank you for your help as well as supporting the Social Protection Floor Initiative!
The NGO Committee for Social Development at the United Nations
- Social protection is the best foundation for development | Jayati Ghosh (guardian.co.uk)
- Civil Society Forum (zoroastrians.net)