Social protection in post-2015

Conference on social protection in the post-2015 UN Agenda

In the context of the importance given by Belgium to social protection in the post-2015 UN negotiations, the Belgian Federal Public Service Social Security will organise on the 27th of April 2015, in cooperation with the International Labour Organization, a conference on the theme "Social Protection in the Post-2015 Agenda". We invite you to Save the date in your agenda.

The conference will offer a high-level exchange between representatives from both developing and developed countries, international organizations, academic experts, social partners and civil society organizations.

Confirmed speakers include Mr. Guy Ryder, Director-General of the ILO, Mr. Alexander De Croo, Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation and Ms. Maggie De Block, Minister of Social Affairs and Public Health.


Social protection emerged as a core priority in various forums on the post-2015 agenda. The Report of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals reflects the growing importance by including one specific target on social protection and referring to social protection under different proposed goals. The key objective of the conference is to make a clear case of the important role that social protection can and should play in the post-2015 agenda. Starting from the role of social protection in the post-2015 agenda, the conference will then discuss, based on the principle of universality and the multidimensional role of social protection, how social protection can be implemented in and through the post-2015 agenda.

Practical information

  • Simultaneous interpretation will be provided from and to FR, NL and EN.
  • Places are limited. Participation is by invitation only.


Policy Advisor International Relations
FPS Social Security – DG Strategy and Research
+32 (0)470 13 07 05