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.
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.
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.
17 April 2015
When it comes to establishing social protection floors, few nations in Africa can match Cabo Verde’s commitment and results.
14 November 2014
By Gilbert Houngbo, ILO Deputy Director-General for Field Operations and Partnerships
06 May 2014
A communications campaign to enrol more domestic workers in Paraguay with social security is showing the first signs of success.
19 March 2014
"In some countries, key elements of the ESM have been radically transformed, and sometimes dismantled, even though they clearly were not the cause of the crisis or the budgetary deficits," says ILO Senior labour economist Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead.
19 December 2013
At least 25 per cent of workers in Moldova will work abroad at some point in their career. However, few of them know that in many cases they are entitled to receive social security benefits from their destination countries once they go back home. An ILO campaign is aiming to change that perception.
01 January 2013
This article seeks to provide evidence on the fact that older workers constitute a non-homogeneous group concerning health challenges. It analyses the impacts of ill health of those concerned on work and income and argues to remove barriers faced by older workers when accessing labour markets and health care. Finally, it discusses comprehensive policy approaches that have the potential to address the issues faced by older workers.