|ORGANIZATION||International Labour Office and World Health Organization|
|TYPE||Lessons Learned/Good Practices|
|TOPIC||Child-sensitive social protection|
Since the onset of the global financial and economic crisis, people around the world face lower income, fewer employment and livelihood opportunities, as well as reduced access to social services, benefits, remittances and credit. 2 As recognized by the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB), this follows the deep structural imbalances that intensified during the latest phase of globalization and resulted in slow progress towards achieving the MDGs. The Secretary-General of the United Nations has called for urgent attention to be given to the social impacts of the current global financial and economic crisis.