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RIO+ Centre to participate in ILO’s high level panel on post-2015 social protection policies

RIO DE JANEIRO – The director of the World Centre for Sustainable Development (RIO+ Centre), Rômulo Paes de Sousa, will participate in a high level panel in New York on Thursday to discuss the fight against poverty in light of the post-2015 agenda in terms of the implementation of social protection policies.
This will be RIO+ Centre’s first international high level panel attendance since the beginning of its activities, in June this year, as one of the legacies of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (RIO+20).
The debate, being held in the context of the 68th UN General Assembly and the discussions on the Millennium Development Goals, will showcase innovative approaches to address inequality through social protection. The event is a combined effort of the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the governments of Brazil and Belgium.
Mr. Paes (Belgium’s minister of Development Cooperation), Mr. Jean-Pascal Labille (ILO’s general-director), Mr. Guy Rider and  Mr. Stephen Pursey (ILO’s director of Multilateral Cooperation) will attend the debate.
Inclusive development and the fight against poverty are some of the main focus areas of the RIO+ Centre in the beginning of its activities. Implemented by the United Nations Development Programme and the Brazilian government, the Centre’s goal is to facilitate research and knowledge exchange and to promote international debate on sustainable development regarding social, economic and environmental approaches.
Date: 26 September 2013
Hora: 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Venue: UN Headquarters (New York), Conference Room 9 (Conference Building)
RSVP: Mr James Canonge (canonge@ilo.org) and Ms Kathelijne Cooreman (kathelijne.cooreman@diplobel.fed.be)
RIO+ Communications Contact:
·         Sérgio Spagnuolo·         +55 (21) 3733-4124 . 9778-1844 
·         sergio.spagnuolo@undp.org

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