Resources on social protection

  1. Digital labour platforms and the future of work

    20 September 2018

    This report provides one of the first comparative studies of working conditions on five major micro-task platforms that operate globally.

  2. ILO Global Network on disability expands

    17 September 2018

    Volkswagen Automatic Transmission (Tianjin) Co. Ltd. joins the ILO’s Global Business and Disability Network. This made the car maker company the 15th member of the Chinese Chapter of the Global Network.

  3. © G20 Argentina 2018

    ILO Director-General praises G20 commitment on future of work

    07 September 2018

    The rapid changes affecting the world of work, as well as the need to reshape lifelong learning, strengthen social protection and leave no one behind, were at the centre of discussions at the G20 Labour Ministers’ meeting in Argentina. Ministers of Education joined them for the first time.

  4. We need more and better social protection

    07 September 2018

    Director-General of the International Labour Organization, Guy Ryder, calls for social protection policies to be reinvigorated, as a key element of the future of work. He was speaking at the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting in Argentina.

  5. Social protection: Looking back, preparing the future

    03 September 2018

    To mark the ILO’s 100th anniversary, a new campaign will be launched to promote universal social protection.

  6. ILO: Laying the foundations of social justice

    03 September 2018

    The ILO is a UN specialized agency dealing with labour issues. Its main aims are to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue on work-related issues. In 1969, the Organization received the Nobel Peace Prize.

  7. Extending social protection to migrant workers, refugees and their families

    Although the 150 million migrant workers, out of the 244 million international migrants worldwide, contribute fully to the economies of their host and home countries, migrant workers are among the most excluded from even basic coverage by social protection instruments and schemes, in particular undocumented migrant workers. They risk losing entitlements to social security benefits in their country of origin due to their absence and, at the same time, may encounter restrictive conditions under the social security system of the host country.This course will focus on the different unilateral and bilateral measures which exist to extend social protection to migrant workers as well as refugees and their families, both in their countries of destination and origin.

  8. How a new law in Uruguay boosted care services while breaking gender stereotypes

    27 August 2018

    Its innovative care system is cited as a model for the future of care, in the ILO’s latest report on the care economy.

  9. Ghana: Thinking outside the box gives public insurance scheme a huge boost

    14 August 2018

    The ILO’s Impact Insurance Facility has helped Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme save money and improve customer service.

  10. © Dickson Lee 2018

    Hong Kong paternity leave row is the mother of all catches

    10 August 2018