The SOCIEUX+ programme participated in a meeting on inclusive social protection systems in Asia and the Pacific that took place in Bangkok (Thailand)
At the meeting, the SOCIEUX+ programme, funded by the European Union and managed by the FIIAPP, presented its experiences, best practices and knowledge in the field of social protection, work and employment. Moreover, the project presented the specialists at the event with case studies of collaborative work with experts from the European Union and associated institutions in Vietnam, Laos, Armenia, Cambodia and Azerbaijan.
This event brought together international experts to discuss political priorities aimed at extending social protection systems and boosting decent job opportunities in the context of large informal employment sectors, growing inequality and the ageing of the population.
The event was jointly organised by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the OECD Development Centre, the International Labour Organization (ILO), the European Union Social Protection Systems Programme and SOCIEUX+.
Asia and the Pacific have experienced significant economic growth over the past 20 years, which has brought with it a reduction in poverty and an improvement in living standards. However, income inequality has increased and quality jobs remain scarce.
Accordingly, countries have introduced new and innovative programmes to reduce poverty among regions, groups and individuals excluded from economic growth, which has seen social protection becoming a key mechanism to guarantee the prosperity of the region, now and in the future.