Social protection

ILO-ASEAN Seminar on the potential of social protection to build resilience to disasters

The overall objective of the seminar is to provide an opportunity for informed discussions on the importance of social protection in preparing and responding to natural disasters and assist policy makers in ASEAN in developing practical guidelines towards implementing disaster-responsive social protection in line with International labour Standards (ILS).

Representatives from ASEAN member States gathered in Manila to share their experiences, and learn from countries in other regions on practices using social protection measures to prepare and to respond to natural disasters

The regional seminar provided an opportunity to:
  • Share knowledge, improve understanding and learn from countries' experiences on how social protection systems contribute to building resilience to disasters;
  • Adopt policy recommendations to improve disaster risks management and resilience through social protection;
  • Explore possible areas for South-South cooperation across ASEAN Member States in this area; and
  • Gather views from workers and employers’ representatives and engage their contribution to build effective disaster-responsive social protection systems and floors.

For further information please contact:

Ms Ma. Lourdes Macapanpan
Programme Assistant
ILO Country Office for the Philippines (CO-Manila)
19th Floor, Yuchengco Tower 6819 Ayala Avenue
Makati City 1200 Philippines
Tel : +63 2 580 9900
Fax : +63 2 856 7597