The ILO Office complemented the UN response to the EC public consultation on social protection in development cooperation with an ILO response, taking into account the ILO tripartite structure and the upcoming discussion at the June 2012 International Labour Conference (ILC) regarding a Recommendation on Social Protection Floors. The ILO Office requested the EU development cooperation to take account of the outcome of the 2012 ILC in order to benefit from any possible Recommendation.
The ILO Office has just published the report including a draft Recommendation that will form the basis for the discussions at the ILC. The EU Social Protection Committee (SPC) has included the social protection floor in its work programme 2012. The SPC discussed on 27 March 2012, based on an ILO presentation and together with the EU employment committee (EMCO), on the social protection floor initiative and the June 2012 ILC during the informal joint EMCO/SPC meeting under Danish Council presidency.