EC releases a communication on social protection in development

In the end of August the European Commission published the Communication on Social Protection in European Union Development Cooperation. The document offers a useful perspective on the role and implementation of social protection in development policies and work. Trade unions particularly welcome the support for the Social Protection Floors approach (including the ILO Convention 102 and the newly adopted ILO Recommendation 202 concerning National Floors of Social Protection) as well as the recognition of the role of social partners, decent work and labour standards.