Asian Development Bank, ADB

Keynote Address: Translating Global Priorities into Regional Realities: A View from the ILO

This keynote address highlighted the evolving global and regional priorities for social protection and discuss the significance of collaborations, strategic planning and commitment to financing to strengthen social protection systems globally and in Asia and the Pacific. In particular shared an overview of a range of global initiatives led by the ILO, including the Global Accelerator on Jobs and Social Protection for a Just Transition, the Global Coalition for Social Justice and ILO’s work on standard setting for platform economy, among others. It discussed the implications for and the participation of countries in Asia and the Pacific in such global initiatives and the range of support available to them.