Resources on social protection

  1. EU, ILO and Chinese Ministry of Human resources partner to promote universal social protection in China

    18 December 2019

  2. The Republic of Djibouti passes a law on the social and solidarity economy (SSE)

    10 December 2019

    The new law was adopted to promote the development of SSE organizations as a means of extending social protection and eradicating poverty in Djibouti.

  3. ILO's Youth Hub

    09 December 2019

    The Youth Hub of the ILO is an ad hoc platform to connect ILO’s youth to each other, develop skills and competencies and make their voices heard at the top level of organization. This space is meant to give the organization's youngest staff the opportunity to share their ideas empowering their creativity and contributing to a forward-looking and sustained international action.

  4. ILO GBDN-China celebrates progress in 2019

    06 December 2019

    Over the year 2019, the member companies of the Global Business and Disability Network - China Chapter (GBDN-China) have increased the number of employees with disabilities in their workforce.

  5. Maternity income protection in Southern and Eastern Africa. From concept to practice

    02 December 2019

    This publication is part of a collaboration of the ILO with the Eastern and Central Africa Social Security Association (ECASSA) to encourage the move from employer liability systems to social insurance based systems and to provide universal and comprehensive coverage.

  6. Foreign workers in Malaysia are covered and entitled to the same work-related injury benefits as the national workers

    29 November 2019

    As of 1 January 2019, foreign workers’ in Malaysia are covered and entitled to the same work-related injury benefits as the national workers aiming to advance towards equal treatment of migrant workers and national workers.

  7. © Tamiment Library/NY University 2020

    The Forgotten Origins of Paid Family Leave

    29 November 2019

  8. Future of work is the choice of Viet Nam

    27 November 2019

    The 2019 Viet Nam Labour Forum agrees that Viet Nam is on the right track on its way towards an upper middle income country. A new ILO report shows the country is creating more middle-skilled and high-skilled jobs.

  9. More than 500 billion dollars a year needed to ensure basic levels of social protection worldwide

    26 November 2019

  10. Measuring financing gaps in social protection for achieving SDG target 1.3: Global estimates and strategies for developing countries [Executive summary]

    25 November 2019

    Social security is a human right but it is not yet a reality. Only 45 per cent of the global population are effectively covered by at least one social protection benefit, while the remaining 55 per cent – as many as 4 billion people – are unprotected. Closing the coverage gap will require additional investments in social protection, which can and should be achieved by increasing the “fiscal space” for social protection.