In the spotlight

Charles Crevier has just been awarded the Raymond-Blais Medal by Laval University at a ceremony held on 15 November in Quebec, Canada.


Through the Raymond-Blais Medal, Laval University honours professionals aged under 35 who have demonstrated remarkable achievement in their field of activity.

Working at the International Labour Organization (ILO) from 2003 to 2010, an important component of Charles’ work consisted of carrying out actuarial studies often relating to existing public pension systems as well as the creation of new schemes, such as maternity benefits and welfare programmes.  Based on the results, the ILO has recommended a series of measures to maintain the financial balance of the schemes while paying special attention to the critical role of social justice institutions in the countries concerned.

Since March 2010, Charles has been based in Turin, Italy. He is now responsible for the design and implementation of social security training activities for the ITC's Social Protection programme.

To improve financial governance and promote the extension of social cover, these programmes are targeted at senior officials in ministries and social security institutions, academics, United Nations officials and create a link for sharing experiences and dealing with various aspects of social security.

This work has led Charles to create links with other United Nations agencies, the World Bank, research institutes, universities and social security institutions, to establish a network of professionals supporting technical cooperation and training activities. His work requires him to spend a considerable amount of time in developing countries (thirty days thus far), either as part of technical cooperation projects for actuarial studies or to provide training.

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