The Many Faces of Social Protection

Wednesday, 15 July, 2020

15 July 2020 - "Half the World: The Many Faces of Social Protection" was a High-Level Political Forum 2020 Side-Event that was held virtually on 14 July 2020 by UNDP. The event highlighted efforts to address the socio-economic impact of COVID-19, with a focus on protecting people, targeting the poorest and most vulnerable, and the SDGs as our compass.

It showcased examples of the many faces of social protection, from insurance and assistance programmes to micro/small business policies, digital solutions and basic income.

The discussion focused on the future of social protection, and practical steps to turn the crisis into an opportunity for a concerted push towards a sustainable, inclusive and resilient future.


  • Ms Cina Lawson, Minister of Postal Affairs and Digital Economy of Togo
  • Ms Yemi Alade, Nigerian singer and advocate for UNDP
  • Ms Reema Nanavaty, Director General of SEWA (Self Employed Women's Association), India
  • Mr Achim Steiner, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme

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