World Bank Group and ILO join forces in launching Universal Social Protection Initiative.

On 30 June 2015 the global audience became a witness to a major policy shift within the World Bank Group—for the first time it explicitly endorsed universal social protection as a primary development priority. The joint statement issued in Geneva by the heads of the two global agencies—by the World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim and ILO Director General Guy Rider — called the attention of world leaders to the importance of universal social protection and financing.

To read more see article Universal Social Protection ICSW Newsletter July 2015

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