INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION
ITUC Welcomes UN Social Protection Report
Brussels, 28 October 2011 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC has welcomed the recommendations of a new report “Social Protection Floor for a Fair and Inclusive Globalization”, presented this week to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon by former President of Chile and UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet, and ILO Director General Juan Somavia.
“The fact the vast majority of the world’s population is not covered is a scandal, and an indictment of failed policies in the era of globalisation. This report underlines the urgency and necessity of the task of building a global social protection floor for all women and men who have no such protection, and should also provide impetus to improve systems which are deficient. If governments have the political will and work in close coordination with the social partners, social protection can be made universal including in the poorest countries,” said ITUC General Secretary Sharan Burrow.
To see the ITUC summary of the report’s contents: http://www.ituc-csi.org/ituc-comments-on-the-spf-i-report.html
The ITUC represents 175 million workers in 308 affiliated national organisations from 153 countries and territories.
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