"A consensus has emerged in the early 21st century that universal social protection is a fundamental development priority. Social protection is a key element of national strategies to promote human development, political stability and inclusive growth.
The Social Protection Floors Recommendation, 2012 (No. 202), reflects this consensus... in this spirit the Sustainable Development Goal 1.3, calls for implementing "nationally appropriate social protection systems and measures for all, including floors."
Speech by the ILO's Director-General, Guy Ryder at the ILO-China-ASEAN High-level Seminar to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals on Universal Social Protection through South-South and Triangular Cooperation in Beijing, China.
Press release (06.09.16) At a high level conference on universal social protection ILO Director-General Guy Ryder has told delegates that: “In 2016, a lack of social protection is completely unacceptable. This has to change, and this can change.”