The working group of the Global Partnership on financing Universal Social Protection brought out some guidelines to be respected. They mainly point to:

  • Emphasises the need for publicly organised, rights based social protection systems grounded in ILO standards
  • Stresses the need for governments to assign greater priority for social protection financing in public budgets
  • Outlines the need for strengthening progressive forms of taxation – including progressive income taxes, capital gains taxes, inheritance taxes, property taxes, and corporate taxes
  • Underlines the need for increased and better coordinated international support for social protection financing, and calls for considering new mechanisms for international financing such as a Global Social Protection Fund
  • Discusses the importance of extending debt relief

The work was coordinated by ITUC