Michael Page International plc : Italy’s President tells delegates to the International Labour Conference that social protection for all is key to a fair global development.
06/13/2012| 02:18pm US/Eastern
GENEVA (ILO News) - Italian President Giorgio Napolitano
stressed the need for sustainable growth grounded in social
justice, and told delegates at the
International Labour Conference that "full employment"
should once again be a top priority.
Video highlights from the address given by Italian
President, Giorgio Napolitano
"Full employment contributes above all to achieving human
dignity," the Italian head of state said, adding that it
should become the priority it was in the first decades after
World War II.
Strategies to restart growth in Europe should aim at boosting
employment. In addition to structural reforms, they should be
based on: "a restart of public investments in infrastructure
and human capital, research and innovations, especially in the
least developed regions", he said.
Full employment contributes above all to achieving human
"This means turning to European resources - mobilizing new
instruments such as European obligations destined to common
He also highlighted the importance of Social Protection Floors
"not only for the interests of emerging economies, but also a
fair global development." Delegates at the ILC are expected to
adopt a Recommendation to governments on how to enhance the
coverage and effectiveness of basic social protection for all.