Social Protection for Children
06 - 08 February 2019
This conference, convened by UNICEF, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), brings together national governments and policy practitioners, researchers and the international community to explore the arguments and the evidence emerging from the implementation of alternative cash transfer schemes and their implications for Universal Child Grants.
Global Partnership for Universal Social Protection (USP2030)
06 February 2019
To end poverty, ensure social protection for all and make good on international commitments made in 2015, countries around the world have been urged at a ministerial-level conference at the International Labour Organization to take five actions towards universal social protection.
Flagship Programme on Social Protection
25 October 2018
Two UN agency heads have signed a call for action for countries to expand social security and assistance to more than four billion people currently without protection.
International Day of Older Persons
28 September 2018
ILO calls on member States to ensure adequate pensions for all.
Universal social protection is a human right and a State responsibility. As countries begin this pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals, there is increased recognition that social protection is fundamental in reducing poverty and inequality, in improving human capital and productivity and in supporting growth and jobs. Social protection responds to many of the challenges that we face today.Guy Ryder,
Director General of the
International Labour Organization