Recordings of the Arab Social Protection Ministerial Forum are now available with English and Arabic interpretations
The recordings of the Arab Ministerial Forum 2021- The future of Social Protection in the Arab Region: building a vision for a post-COVID-19 reality are now available with English and Arabic interpretations. The event gathered high-level representatives from Ministries of the 20 countries in the region to discuss the future of social protection.
The main outcome of the Forum was the adoption of a joint Declaration by the participants, based on the countries’ statements made during a technical meeting held prior to the event and subsequent comments received.
The Forum’s opening session provided framing for the key topics discussed during the event. It was followed by four parallel sessions, which discussed the four main themes of the event: coverage; shock-responsiveness; financing; and governance. Afterwards, a plenary session summarised the main discussion of each parallel session. Finally, the closing session presented the main outcomes and announced the adoption of the Declaration.
In addition to the recordings, a Summary Report of the event is in the final stages of production and will be released soon.
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About the Arab Ministerial Forum 2021
The Arab Ministerial Forum 2021- The future of Social Protection in the Arab Region: building a vision for a post-COVID-19 reality took place on 30 November 2021. It reflected on and formulated a social protection vision and declaring principles for the post-COVID-19 recovery phase in countries of the Arab Region, based on lessons learned from the pandemic and recent developments in the social protection field, and identified priority areas for United Nations (UN) support at regional and country levels. It was organised by the Regional UN Issue-based Coalition for Social Protection, coordinated by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the International Labour Organization (ILO), in collaboration with the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), with support from the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) and the socialprotection.org platform.