Social Protection in India
20 August 2010
ILO TV interviews Sudha Pillai, Secretary of the Planning Commission of India and former Secretary of Labour and Employment. Ms Pillai is member of a global panel to promote social protection, which met for the first time on 11 and 12 of August in Geneva at the ILO.
Empowering People Through Social Protection
20 August 2010
ILO TV interviews Aurélio Fernández Lopes, Chair of the European Union Social Protection Committee. Mr Fernández Lopes is member of a global panel to promote social protection, which met for the first time on 11 and 12 of August in Geneva at the ILO.
Social Protection Floor For All: An Interview with Her Excellency, Michelle Bachelet
13 August 2010
Recognizing the importance of ensuring social protection for all, the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (UNCEB) adopted, in April 2009,the Social Protection Floor initiative, as one of the nine UN joint initiatives to cope with the effects of the economic crisis. This initiative is co-led by the International Labour Office and the World Health Organization. ILO TV interviews Her Excellency, Ms Michelle Bachelet, former President of Chile and chairperson of the initiative's Social Protection Floor Advisory Group, which met for the first time August 11 and 12 at the ILO in Geneva.
Success Stories on Social Protection
16 June 2010
Ensuring a basic level of social protection and a decent life for all is the main goal of the UN Social Protection Floor Initiative. Many developing countries have already successfully taken measures supported by the Initiative and the ILO as one of its lead agencies. Other countries recently committed to start building their own Social Protection Floors. At the 99th International Labour Conference representatives from Brazil, Argentina, India, South Africa shared their experiences, highlighting the key factors of success as well as the positive impact on national social and economic development.
Maternity Protection in Tanzania
16 June 2010
Over 80 per cent of women in Tanzania work. They also play an important role fundamental to Tanzania's future: they give birth. Reconciling these different roles is not always easy and women are often faced with an impossible choice between ensuring their families' economic well-being and raising healthy children. The ILO, the Tanzanian government, its trade unions and employers' organizations are working together to help move the country closer towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals of reducing child mortality and improving maternal health.
Interview with Mr. Carlos Tomada, Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Security of Argentina (in Spanish)
14 June 2010