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Manila – Institute for Labor Studies Executive Director Charisma Lobrin-Satumba participated in the “Global Social Protection Week: Achieving SDG 1.3 and Universal Social Protection in the Context of the Future of Work” organized by the International Labour Organization n Geneva, Switzerland from 25-28 November 2019.

ILS Exec. Dir. Satumba sat as one of the panelists during the session on climate change and social protection of the ILO Global Social Protection Week. The other panelists were Djibouti's Minister of Social Affairs, Solidarity leader Mouna Osman Aden, and Roland Moya, Director General of the Employers’ Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP). The session was moderated by Moustapha Kamal Gueye, Unit Head, Green Jobs, ILO.

The event was the high point of 18 months of continuous activities on social protection to celebrate ILO’s 100th anniversary. It is aimed at charting the way toward achieving universal social protection for all. It will provide a roadmap for the future of social protection within the framework of the recently adopted ILO Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work.

The Global Social Protection Week started with a two-day High-Level Conference on ‘Achieving SDG 1.3 and Universal Social Protection (USP2030) in the Context of the Future of Work’ followed by a two-day Technical Segment.

The event brought together over 300 participants including governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations, development partners, international financing institutions, regional bodies, UN agencies, private sector, academia and civil society involved in the design and implementation of national social protection systems including floors.