21 December 2017
A tripartite workshop for high-level Iraqi officials was the last in a series of events organized by the ILO to support the Government of Iraq in drafting its new social security law, which, once adopted, will be the first to cover all public and private sector workers in Iraq.
19 December 2017
For the first time, the International Labour Organization (ILO) makes donations by private households, enterprises and foundations possible.
13 December 2017
ILO releases a number of easy-to-use tools and guides, which show that most countries could afford to provide social protection floors if they chose to.
08 December 2017
Despite being the youngest nation in Asia, Timor-Leste is taking a proactive and coordinated approach to ensure a better life for its citizens with a national Social Protection Strategy for 2017-2030.
29 November 2017
New ILO report shows that massive efforts are still needed to ensure that the right to social security becomes a reality for all.
21 November 2017
New ILO flagship report looks at progress in the extension of social protection around the world.
25 October 2017
Developing countries and donors have met in Geneva, together with UN agencies, to kick-off a multi-stakeholder partnership for the achievement of social protection targets under the Sustainable Development Goals
24 October 2017
Representatives of more than a dozen multinational enterprises met in Geneva to highlight the importance of investment in social protection floors for growth in emerging markets.
08 September 2017
Building greater trust among relevant stakeholders, optimizing benefits adequacy, re-profiling members of social security for workers as well as synchronizing existing regulations were the four recommendations from the joint evaluation seminar conducted by the ILO and the Ministry of Manpower in Jakarta on 7 September.
Belgium has ratified the Invalidity, Old-Age and Survivors’ Benefits Convention, 1967 (No. 128), the Chemicals Convention, 1990 (No. 170), and the Working Conditions (Hotels and Restaurants) Convention, 1991 (No. 172)
14 June 2017
05 April 2017
The Leadership and Transformation Curriculum on Building and Managing Social Protection Floors in Africa was rolled out on 27 March 2017 at the ILO Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
10 February 2017
ILO study highlights shortage of quality long-term services for older people in the region while a significant number of female migrant workers move to Western Europe to fill existing gaps. We asked Kenichi Hirose, co-author of the research with Zofia Czepulis-Rutkowska, to tell us more about these trends.
09 December 2016
An estimated 50 million decent jobs are missing to address essential global health requirements, while much of the care in the health economy is done by 57 million unpaid family workers, says new ILO study.
ASEAN’s governments, workers and employers recommend strengthening social protection to build better resilience to disasters
22 November 2016
ILO and ASEAN member States gather in Manila to share their experiences, and learn from countries in other regions on practices using social protection measures to prepare and respond to natural disasters.
17 November 2016
The International Labour Organization (ILO) welcomed Rwanda’s decision to provide paid maternity leave and health benefits by law, which offers better protection for working women who become pregnant and are often confronted with the threat of job loss or suspended incomes.
25 October 2016
ILO Director-General highlights the role of business in further developing social protection floors and achieving sustainable development goals on social protection.
24 October 2016
The Government of Timor-Leste, with support from the ILO, conducted a two day Seminar for the Development of the National Social Protection Strategy in Timor-Leste in October. The Seminar was conducted in the same week as the National Parliament of Timor-Leste passed the law for the creation of the country’s first contributory social security schemes.
10 September 2016
An ILO enabled agreement has been reached on compensation for victims of the 2012 Ali Enterprises garment factory in Baldia, Karachi.
06 September 2016
At a high level conference on universal social protection ILO Director-General Guy Ryder has told delegates that: “In 2016, a lack of social protection is completely unacceptable. This has to change, and this can change.”
ILO Technical Notes - The state of application of the provisions for social security of the international treaties on social rights
02 September 2016
ILO country-specific reference tools on member States’ compliance and reporting obligations in the field of social security are now available on NORMLEX under Country profiles.