Cooperation Protocol Between SGK and ILO

ilo-sgkA cooperation protocol was signed between SKG and ILO in line with the objectives of strengthening the governance of social security systems and enhancing the capacities of national stakeholders that are constituent members of the International Labour Organization (ILO).

Dr. Mehmet Selim Bağlı, President of the Social Security Institution (SGK), participated in the “Third Meeting of the Multi-Stakeholder Partnership” under the “Global Progamme of Building Social Protection Floors for All” organised by the International Labour Organization (ILO).

In line with the objectives of strengthening the governance of social security systems and enhancing the capacities of ILO member national stakeholders, the protocol was signed in Geneva by SGK President Dr. Mehmet Selim Bağlı and Deborah Greenfield, Director of ILO Policy Development Department, in the framework of the provisions concerning ILO’s technical assistance to member states and particularly the mechanisms of “South-South and Triangular Cooperation”.

This protocol is viewed as a memorandum of understanding for Turkey’s sharing its achievements and experience in social security with other countries.

The meeting provided a significant opportunity to take a stock of and update the work towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and ILO’s flagship programme to provide a social protection floor for all; and brought together countries focusing on social protection systems and floors, development partners including the European Union, development banks, other departments of ILO and United Nations, academicians, representatives of the private sector, workers’ organisations and civil society.