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Global Social Protection. New impetus from the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Markus Kaltenborn
October 2015; 4 pages



The issue of social protection has undergone something of a renaissance in the development policy debate in recent years. In the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, formally adopted by the UN General Assembly by consensus on 25 September 2015, the establishment of social protection systems is now expressly identified as one of the international community’s new goals. Professor Markus Kaltenborn analyses social protection floors as a core element of the 2030 Agenda as well as funding mechanisms and puts forward ideas regarding the implementation of worldwide basic social security guarantees.


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