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International Labour Organization Official Joins the Microcredit Summit Campaign Executive Committee
Date:7/30/2013

Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) July 30, 2013

The Microcredit Summit Campaign, a Project of RESULTS Educational Fund, is pleased to announce the addition of International Labour Organization (ILO) Assistant Director General for Policy, José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, as co-chair of the Council of Funders & Investors. He also joins the Executive Committee to help guide the Campaign’s mission to promote the kind of microfinance that helps poor families lift themselves out of severe poverty.

The ILO champions "decent work" wherein men and women are assured a fair income, workplace security, and social protection for families, among other fundamental aspirations that all working people have. Microfinance is one strategy that illustrates this concept well because it provides essential savings, credit, and insurance products to the financially excluded.

The ILO champions the values of ethical organizations to promote social justice, employment, and broader social and economic advancement. "Organizations that work to strengthen individuals, their families, and communities," said Mr. Salazar-Xirinachs, “like the best socially oriented microfinance institutions do—this is what the ILO wants to promote. I am delighted to serve as co-chair of the Council of Funders & Investors for the Microcredit Summit Campaign."

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