Social Protection

Building social protection floors
and comprehensive social security systems

Global Partnership for Universal Social Protection to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

New York - 21 September 2016 - High Level Launch

At this year's UN General Assembly, world leaders launched an unprecedented effort to roll out universal social protection in countries all around the world. Heads of state, the World Bank Group and the International Labour Organization convened on Wednesday 21 September to inaugurate the Global Partnership for Universal Social Protection and launched 23 country experiences to show that universal social protection is feasible in developing countries.

The Global Partnership for Universal Social Protection brings together the World Bank and the ILO with the African Union, FAO, the European Commission, Helpage, IADB, OECD, Save the Children, UNDP-IPC, UNICEF and others, along with Belgian, Finnish, French and German cooperation.


Mr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group
Mr. Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General
Mr. Alexander De Croo, Deputy prime minister and minister of Development Cooperation, Belgium

Country experiences