UN Policy Dialogue "Social Protection at the time of COVID-19 and beyond: Building an inclusive and sustainable social protection system" concept note

Meeting document | 13 November 2020
The Policy Dialogue on Social Protection aims to discuss how to seize the opportunity provided by the COVID-19 wakeup call to accelerate building universal social protection systems, including floors.

The dialogue will allow information exchange on the efforts in China to implement and adjust the on-going reforms on social assistance, and globally to strengthen social protection for the groups hardest hit by the contraction in growth, including informal sector and migrant workers, as well as poor households.

With the support of Chinese counterparts, it will explore innovative concepts and measures to complement the government’s existing and planned efforts to address poverty in the Chinese context.
It will also explore pragmatic possible ways to combine the stimulation of the economy for a fast recovery and sustainable financing of social protection systems.