Resources on social protection

  1. Geneva Peace Week 2020: Improving prospects, social cohesion and peaceful coexistence for forcibly displaced persons and host communities

    12 April 2021

    ILO-led panel discussion highlights challenges and opportunities in promoting social cohesion and peaceful coexistence under the PROSPECTS partnership, through improving access to education, decent work and protection for displaced populations and the communities that host them.

  2. COVID-19 strategies must invest in human-centred recovery, ILO tells World Bank/IMF

    09 April 2021

    Economic and social recovery from the pandemic will require policies that promote decent work, address poverty and inequalities, and encourage a green recovery, the ILO’s Director-General has said in statements to the World Bank and International Monetary Fund’s Spring Meetings.

  3. ILO hosts first-ever virtual exhibition on sustainable enterprises

    07 April 2021

    In an online event organized with the ITCILO, ENTERPRISES staff engaged with colleagues from their virtual booths, sharing materials, chatting and networking.

  4. Lanao del Sur launches biggest water system with ILO, Japan, MOLE

    30 March 2021

    A new water system built by community members under the ILO Japan Water and Sanitation Project connects six villages in Lanao del Sur to provide clean and safe water, promote decent work and contribute to peacebuilding in the Bangsamoro region amid COVID-19.

  5. © Kivanc Ozvardar / ILO 2021

    Supporting companies make decent jobs grow for all

    23 March 2021

    Supporting companies to protect employment and workers to have a stable income is crucial for the promotion of decent work for all.

  6. Protecting Migrant Workers in Maldives

    23 March 2021

    This policy brief presents the situation of the migrant workers in Maldives and proposes several policy recommendations. It calls for the establishment of an authoritative body to closely monitor migrant situation and rectify matters urgently by ratifying best practices and conventions.

  7. Protecting people through the “Employment Mission” in Colombia

    23 March 2021

    The objective of this brief is to raise awareness among the policy makers and experts on what needs to be included in the revised "Employment Mission" in Colombia, in order to better protect workers and their families during times of crisis such as COVID-19.

  8. © Saiyna Bashir / IMF 2021

    Help needed for the “heroes” of the road

    19 March 2021

    Risks related to infection, theft and quarantine, combined with the closure of welfare facilities and other restrictions, have created complex social and economic issues for road transport drivers and companies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  9. Newsletter for “Improving China’s institutional capacity towards universal social protection” Project, December 2020, Issue 2

    18 March 2021

  10. Extending social security to workers in the informal economy. Information and awareness

    15 March 2021

    If workers and employers do not know what social protection schemes are available to them, what their rights and responsibilities are and how they can access such schemes, then social protection policies and programmes have little chance of succeeding. Limited access to information and awareness may significantly hinder the extension of social security.