States have opportunities for real leadership in facilitating a global paradigm shift through the incorporation of the guiding principles on extreme poverty and human rights into national laws, policies and programmes and the implementation of ILO recommendation 202 on national floors of social protection. These are giant steps towards creating an empowering environment and achieving poverty eradication, social integration and full employment and decent work for all. We support the Commission towards this end. Read the full Good Shepherd Statement to the Commission for Social Development - available in the 6 languages of the United Nations.
In the background on the banner some of the 15,000 already collected signatories. Read some of the comments from signatories at http://www.ngosocdev.net/index.php/2012-commission-on-social-development/ Have you signed? Why not do so immediately and invite your friends to do so. We need one million signatures by June 2012
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 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! If you did not sign please go to http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/signature-campaign-social-protection-floor.html
The NGO Committee for Social Development at the United Nations
http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/signature-campaign-social-protection-floor.html The NGO Committee for Social Development in New York is supporing this petition. Please add your name to the petition. The aim is 1 million Signatures. Sign to day ….
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