Social protection

International day for older persons

  1. Social protection and long term care for an ageing population

    The number of people over 70 is projected to rise to 10 per cent of the world’s population by 2050. Social protection is key to ensure older people’s well-being, dignity and rights, while also supporting their families. In addition to pensions, it is essential that better access to adequate long-term care is provided to meet older people’s needs.

Highlights

  1. More than 4 billion people still lack any social protection

    The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed and exacerbated the social protection gap between countries with high and low income levels.

Latest

  1. Publication

    100 Years of Public Works in the ILO

    21 October 2021

  2. Full programme and Speakers' Bios

    Programme for Public Works and Public Employment Programmes: What role in socioeconomic recovery?

    18 October 2021

  3. Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF

    Guy Ryder: 'The pressing need is to stimulate economic recovery that is inclusive, sustainable and resilient'

    14 October 2021

  4. Annual meetings of the IMF and the World Bank Group

    ILO: The world needs a global accelerator for jobs and social protection

    14 October 2021

  5. International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

    Action needed at COP26 to reduce the risk of natural disasters

    13 October 2021

  6. World Mental Health Day

    Better Work Indonesia promotes mental health and gender equality for garment industry

    12 October 2021

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