Webinar: Complete and comprehensive social protection systems, including floors

Ariel Pino, Social Protection and Occupational Safety and Health Specialist with the ILO Decent Work Team and Office for the Caribbean, will present on this topic, and hold a 30 minute question and answer session following his presentation.

Background: Social protection benefits - or social transfers - are powerful tools to combat poverty and inequality, and to invest in social and economic development. As such, they are key to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) targets. Social protection, through social protection policies that are aligned with economic and labour policies, is an economic, social and political necessity that has been recognized by several international declarations and agreements as a human right.
In the webinar you will learn about the ILO’s two-dimensional strategy which provides clear guidance on the future development of social security in countries at all levels of development in the framework of social dialogue. Effective national strategies to extend social security, in line with national circumstances, should aim at achieving universal protection of the population by ensuring at least minimum levels of income security and access to essential health care (horizontal dimension) and progressively ensuring higher levels of protection guided by up-to-date ILO social security standards (vertical dimension). In line with national priorities, resources and circumstances, such two dimensional strategies should aim at building and maintaining complete, comprehensive and adequate social security systems.
The Webinar will include a 30 minute Q&A session which will give you the opportunity to ask questions.

How to attend the webinar:

Register your interest by 24 October 2016 to ilocarib@ilo.org
You will receive an email containing information on how to joining the Webinar.

Registration will ensure that you will receive any documentation and feedback after the event.
Please feel free to circulate information regarding this webinar with your colleagues and any other potentially interested parties, particularly those who share a vested interest in universal coverage and access to social protection.