After the pandemic, countries will need to restart their economic engines. This requires supporting businesses and redoubling efforts to protect vulnerable people and their income. It will be a huge effort to pave the way towards a new normal, which must also be a better normal. One way to do things better is to create a net-zero carbon emissions economy. In addition to … [Read more...] about Creating 15 million new jobs for a sustainable recovery and a net-zero emissions future
The Regional Director of the ILO Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, Vinícius Carvalho Pinheiro, took office on March 1, 2020. Pinheiro, a Brazilian national, previously served as ILO Special Representative to the United Nations and Director of the ILO Office for the United Nations in New York. In 2005 he joined the ILO as head of the Social Protection Program of the International Training Center of the ILO in Turin. In 2007 he was transferred to the Department of Social Security in Geneva, to later hold the position of Principal Counselor to the Director-General of the ILO, from 2009 to 2012. Before joining the ILO, Vinicius Pinheiro worked as Principal Pension Specialist in the Financial Markets Division of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and was a consultant in organizations such as the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank. . In 2002, he was vice president of the Inter-American Conference on Social Security in Mexico City. Previously in Brazil he held a series of positions related to social security including Minister of Social Security a.i. and that of Executive Secretary of the National Social Security Council. Pinheiro is an economist with a master's degree in political science.