VN approaches social protection floor initiative
VGP - A high-ranking seminar on the Social Protection Floor (SPF) was held by the International Labor Organization and the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs on October 14.
SPF aims to ensure meeting minimum demand of all people – Illustration photo
The initiative is co-led by the International Labor Organization and the World Health Organization and involves a group of 17 other collaborating UN agencies aiming to address the recent economic crisis and accelerate recovery.
The initiative promotes a set of basic social security rights and transfers, as well as essential services in the area of employment, health, water and sanitation, nutrition, education and family support in order to protect and empower poor and vulnerable people to get out of poverty.
The SPF represents a powerful approach to help Việt Nam mitigate vulnerabilities to external shocks through improving its social protection system, and is particularly relevant as the Government of Việt Nam increases its focus on social protection in national development plans, including the 2011-2015 Socio-economic Development Plan, Mrs. Michelle Bachelet, Chair of the Social Protection Floor Advisory Group.
Minister of Labor, War Invalids and Social
Affairs Nguyễn Thị Kim
Ngân said, Việt
The minister highly appreciated the SPF Initiative, describing it a good
reference for Việt