ILO: José Antonio Ocampo is appointed Goodwill Ambassador

6 November 2015

The International Labor Organization (ILO) today appointed the former Colombian finance minister and former executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, José Antonio Ocampo, as Goodwill Ambassador for Social Protection.

Ocampo’s appointment responds to the ILO’s efforts to make social protection coverage a reality for everyone worldwide and part of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development.

According to the ILO, around 73% of the world’s population lacks adequate social protection despite the recognition of the human right to social security.

“The extension of social protection systems is one of the highest priorities for development worldwide and I am prepared together with the ILO to meet this challenge,” said Ocampo.

The ILO establishes three main objectives in terms of social protection: increasing the effectiveness and extension of social security systems, promoting the protection of workers and the promotion of vulnerable groups.

José Antonio Ocampo is 62 years old, born in Cali, Colombia and currently working as a professor at Columbia University in New York.

6 November 2015

The International Labor Organization (ILO) today appointed the former Colombian finance minister and former executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, José Antonio Ocampo, as Goodwill Ambassador for Social Protection.

Ocampo’s appointment responds to the ILO’s efforts to make social protection coverage a reality for everyone worldwide and part of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development.

According to the ILO, around 73% of the world’s population lacks adequate social protection despite the recognition of the human right to social security.

“The extension of social protection systems is one of the highest priorities for development worldwide and I am prepared together with the ILO to meet this challenge,” said Ocampo.

The ILO establishes three main objectives in terms of social protection: increasing the effectiveness and extension of social security systems, promoting the protection of workers and the promotion of vulnerable groups.

José Antonio Ocampo is 62 years old, born in Cali, Colombia and currently working as a professor at Columbia University in New York.