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.
24 August 2016
The seminar aims to provide a platform for the participating countries to share experience and discuss ways to address challenges in social protection provision.
27 July 2016
In our latest blog post, ISSA Secretary General Hans-Horst Konkolwsky looks at the challenges to social security posed by the “gig economy” and new forms of work.
06 June 2016
During the 105th session of the International Labour Conference, Ukraine became the 53rd ILO Member State to ratify Convention No. 102 on minimum standards of social security - the key international instrument defining a comprehensive and adequate social security system.
23 March 2016
The ratification will help Ukraine to safeguard the minimum standards of social security in the current social and economic situation and ensure that its social security system rests on sound principles recognized at the international level.
14 March 2016
New ILO study highlights huge decent work deficits for domestic workers throughout the world.
11 March 2016
A long-awaited, ILO-supported social security system for private sector workers has been signed into law by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
14 January 2016
The International Labour Organization (ILO) launches an awareness raising campaign on the informal economy and undeclared work in Moldova.
28 October 2015
The new ILO network will look for ways companies can support the development of national social protection systems.
21 September 2015
As the international community gets ready to formally endorse the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the ILO’s Isabel Ortiz explains why social protection is a key component of the new global development agenda.
01 September 2015
As a role model for social insurance systems, Mongolia, with the help of the ILO, shares its efficient single window system for social services with other countries in South East Asia.
08 July 2015
An ILO side event held at UN Headquarters in New York to respond to post-ebola recovery plans in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone with a focus on social protection policies.
12 June 2015
“It is not just the adoption of this Recommendation, it’s actually putting it into practice that will matter,” said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.
08 June 2015
ILO Director-General encouraged by milestone but says more work remains to be done.
07 May 2015
As several countries around the world prepare to celebrate Mother’s Day, two new ILO studies provide new global and country data that point to the urgent need to increase social protection for mothers and children.