EIL25. The Impact of Social Protection, Building a Just Future with ILO Deputy Director, Valérie Schmitt
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Discover how international leaders are coming together to create a better future for society through the new global program of social protection floors.
By ensuring minimum levels of social protection for those in need, this program aims to uplift individuals out of poverty, provide access to healthcare, and offer support during unemployment, old age, and disability.
Valérie Schmitt is the Deputy Director, the Social Protection Department, ILO-Geneva. She is also leading ILO’s Flagship programme on building social protection floors for all.
Social protection ensures access to healthcare, lifts people out of poverty, and provides support during unemployment, old age, and disability. It's crucial for a fair and just society.
Discover ILO's mission and global program for social protection. Learn about its impact on poverty reduction and economic stability.
Why you have to check out today’s podcast:
Understand the importance of social protection and its role in providing access to healthcare, poverty reduction, and support for unemployment, old age, and disability.
Explore how international leaders navigate complex diplomatic relationships, secure resources, and implement strategies to make a tangible impact.
Gain an understanding of the impact of social protection on poverty reduction, economic growth, and creating fair and just societies.
"Social protection is the protection that society as a whole provides to its members to ensure access to healthcare and poverty reduction." - Valérie Schmitt
00:30 - ILO's Mission and Social Protection: Learn about the International Labor Organization's goal of promoting work rights and social protection. Understand how social protection helps people access healthcare, escape poverty, and cope with challenges.
01:08 - Global Social Protection Program: Discover ILO's plan to create social protection systems worldwide. See how they're aiming to offer basic support where it's lacking and reduce inequalities.
02:06 - Challenges and Impact: Explore the challenges in choosing countries for support and securing funding. Understand how social protection benefits economies by reducing poverty and inequality.
03:06 - Women in Leadership: Hear about the experiences of women in leadership roles within international organizations like the UN and ILO.
03:53 - Future Plans and Challenges: Get insight into ILO's program launch and the communication challenges they face. Understand the importance of achieving tangible results.
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