UN responds to EC Consultation on social protection in development cooperation

The ILO Office contributed significantly to the consolidated response by the UN team in Brussels to the "European Commission (EC) Public Consultation: Social Protection in EU Development Cooperation".

News | 28 March 2012


The ILO Office contributed significantly to the consolidated response by the UN team in Brussels to the "European Commission (EC) Public Consultation: Social Protection in EU Development Cooperation".

The UN response very much welcomed the EC initiatives aiming at promoting social protection in EU development cooperation. The UN provided suggestions for effectively supporting national social protection systems and floors in the programming of EU external assistance, taking into account the recommendations of the October 2011 report by the UN Social Protection Floor (SPF) advisory group chaired by Michelle Bachelet. The SPF received strong backing by the G20 2011 Labour Ministerial and by the G20 2011 Summit.