Tools and Services on Social Protection Floor


  1. Publication

    Compendium of Maritime Labour Instruments - Second (revised) edition

    01 June 2015

    The Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, adopted by the International Labour Conference at its 94th (Maritime) Session, is sometimes called a “bill of rights” for seafarers. It sets out seafarers’ rights to decent conditions of work and helps establish conditions for fair competition for shipowners.

  2. Publication

    The European Social Model in Crisis: Is Europe losing its soul?

    27 April 2015

    This book assesses the current situations in EU Member States on the basis of detailed empirical evidence and concrete case studies of the social policies that have been discontinued or altered, distinguishing between recent developments caused by the economic crisis and long-term trends.

  3. Report III (Part 1B)

    Giving a voice to rural workers

    05 February 2015

  4. Publication

    Labour Markets, Institutions and Inequality: Building just societies in the 21st century

    14 January 2015

    “Good governance, social stabilization and economic justice are not luxuries that weigh down and impede the process of development. They are the essence of development itself. This book provides the documentation required to carry the point.” From the Foreword by James K. Galbraith


  1. Social Protection Policy Paper. Paper 14

    Social protection for children: Key policy trends and statistics

    08 December 2014

    This policy paper: (i) provides a global overview of the organization of child and family benefits in 183 countries; (ii) presents the negative impacts of fiscal consolidation and adjustment measures in a number of higher income economies; (iii) analyses trends and recent policies, e.g. extension of child and family benefit coverage in a large number of low- and middle-income countries; (iv) presents the costs of basic universal child and orphan benefits in 57 low and lower middle income countries; and (v) calls for the expansion of social protection for children and families in pursuit of crisis recovery, inclusive development and social justice.

  2. Social Protection Policy Paper. Paper 13

    Addressing the Global Health Crisis: Universal Health Protection Policies

    08 December 2014

    This policy paper (i) examines the dimensions of the global health crisis based on severe deficits in health protection and limited access to needed health care; (ii) presents the extent of the health crisis at global, regional and national level as well as rural/urban divergences within countries and their root causes; (iii) suggests policy options to address the health protection crisis using the framework of national social protection floors by focusing on inclusive legislation and adequate financing as well as making quality services available and providing financial protection; (iv) concludes that progressing towards universal health protection is possible by developing a three step approach that yields highest rates of returns in terms of sustainability, economic growth and equity. The Annexes present global data on total health expenditure, health coverage and skilled health workers for 171 countries.

  3. Publication

    Social protection global policy trends 2010-2015

    17 November 2014

    From fiscal consolidation to expanding social protection: Key to crisis recovery, inclusive development and social justice.

  4. Publication

    Handbook: Guidance on implementing the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 - Model National Provisions [2nd impression (with modifications), 2014]

    03 November 2014

    This handbook contains a model for legal provisions that implement the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006). This model closely follows the provisions of the Convention. It is not a proposal for a national law (although with some adjustments it could be used as such), but, rather, it is intended as an aid, in whole or in part, for national legislators and legislative counsel in drafting the necessary legal texts to implement the MLC, 2006.

  5. Publication

    Guide to international labour standards (2014)

    10 June 2014

    Provides summaries of the contents of ILO Conventions and Recommendations by subject matter.

  6. Publication

    World Social Protection Report 2014-15: Building economic recovery, inclusive development and social justice

    03 June 2014

    This report presents the latest social security trends and provides information on social protection systems, coverage, benefits and expenditures in more than 190 countries.