Social Protection

Building social protection floors and comprehensive social security systems

Official Launch of the UN Joint Programme: "Establishing the basis for Social Protection Floors in Lao PDR"

30th September 2020, Hotel Crowne Plaza, Vientiane

 

OBJECTIVES

  • Launch and share the National Social Protection Strategy 2021-2025

  • Introduce the UN Joint Programme "Leaving No One Behind: Establishing the basis for Social Protection Floors in Lao PDR", its objectives, approach, and expected results to national stakeholders and development partners

  • Introduce the members of the UN Joint Programme Advisory Committee and Secretariat, discuss their roles and responsibilities, and endorse the work plan

  • Provide a briefing to participants on social protection, pilot of the Mother and Early Childhood Grant, and latest developments in the region

 

AGENDA | PARTICIPANTS | PHOTOS

 

PRESENTATIONS

Official launch of National Social Protection Strategy 2025 and the UN Joint Programme on Social Protection (08.00 – 11.20)

Social protection, its role in economic growth and recovery - Nuno Cunha, Senior Social Protection Specialist, ILO (Lao / English)

Mother and child grants, the role and importance for Lao PDR - Andrea Rossi, Regional Advisor on Social Policy, UNICEF (Lao / English)

Supply-side Capital for Social Protection - Paul Martin, Regional Technical Advisor, UNCDF (Lao / English)

Launch of the National Social Protection Strategy 2025 - Dr. Yangkou Yangluexay, Director General, Dept. of Planning and International Cooperation, MOLSW (Lao / English)

UN Joint Programme objectives, expected outcomes and priorities - Mr. Vongkham Phanthanouvong, Deputy Director, Dept. of Social Welfare, MOLSW (Lao / English)

 

First meeting of the UN Joint Programme Advisory Committee (13.30 – 16.00)

Expanding and financing social protection in Cambodia - H.E. Samheng Boros, Secretary of State for Social Welfare, Royal Government of Cambodia (English)

Terms of References of the Programme Advisory Committee and work plan of the UN Joint Programme - Mr. Vongkham Phanthanouvong, Deputy Director, Dept. of Social Welfare, MOLSW (Lao / English)

 

RESOURCES

  • National Social Protection Strategy 2025 (LaoEnglish)

  • UNJP factsheet (Lao / English)

  • UNCT policy note to the government "Developing a shock-responsive national social protection system to respond to the COVID-19 crisis in Lao PDR" (Lao / English)