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INTERSECTORAL WORKSHOP ON SOCIAL PROTECTION AND EMPLOYMENT: Towards an intersectoral approach to social protection in the Americas: labor, social development and social security

Date/Time:
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 08:00 to Friday, December 12, 2014 - 18:00

INTERSECTORAL WORKSHOP ON SOCIAL PROTECTION AND EMPLOYMENT

"Toward an intersectoral focus on social protection in the Americas: Labor, social development

and social security" 

December 10-12, 2014 – Mexico City

In November 2010 the "Seminar on Intersectoral Public Policies: Social Protection, Labor and Employment" was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as a joint event of the Inter-American Network for Labor Administration (RIAL) and the Inter-American Social Protection Network (IASPN), which allowed achieving genuine intersectoral dialogue between labor and social development authorities. During the event, representatives from Ministries of Labor and Ministries of Social Development of the Americas discussed the innovations and progress of intersectoral approach to social protection and employment generation through programs targeting the most vulnerable populations.

In an effort to build on the findings of the workshop and to continue progressing in intersectoral coordination discussions about building social protection floors and comprehensive social protection systems, this intersectoral workshop brings together Ministries of Labor, Ministries of Social Development, Social Security Institutes, representatives of workers and employers (IACML advisory bodies) and international organizations.

The objectives of the workshop are:

- To know the recent progress of intersectoral approach between the authorities of labor, social development and social security to address social protection. To do this, identify how they are linked and coordinated with each other, including: institutional frameworks, operational coordination, as well as specific initiatives and programs.

- To identify inputs, functions and roles of the Ministries of Labor, the Ministries of Social Development and Social Security Institutes in building comprehensive social protection systems. - Identify and exchange initiatives of the Ministries of Labor, the Ministries of Social Development and Social Security Institutes in targeting most vulnerable populations.