The report has been welcomed by several world leaders including Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, as well as other prominent leaders. Based on the Group’s findings the report argues that a social protection floor could boost economic growth and enhance social cohesion.
Press Briefing of Juan Somavia Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Michelle Bachelet, Executive Director of UN Women on the launch of a new report on the Social Protection Floor Initiative. 27 October, 2011.
Joint ECOSOC and General Assembly 2nd Committee Panel on “Investing in Productive Capacities for Job-rich Growth”, 27 October 2011 ( webcast archive coming soon)