Millions of men and women around the world work in hazardous conditions. Each year, more than 2 million die of work-related accidents and diseases.
Only 20 per cent of the world’s population has adequate social security coverage and more than half lack any coverage at all. The ILO actively promotes policies and provides assistance to countries to help extend adequate levels of social protection to all members of society.
Young women and men are two to three times more likely to be unemployed than adults. The ILO has a special role to play in promoting youth employment.