National workshop: “Social Security Laws: Standards, Policy and Legislation”, Luang Prabang, Lao PDR, from 27 to 29 August 2013

The ILO DWT for East and South-East Asia and the Pacific will organize a series of technical training workshops on areas related to social security, including minimum standards and legislation, financing of schemes, social health insurance, unemployment insurance, and harmonization of schemes.

News | 06 August 2013
Contact(s): secsoc@ilo.org
The ILO DWT for East and South-East Asia and the Pacific will organize a series of technical training workshops on areas related to social security, including minimum standards and legislation, financing of schemes, social health insurance, unemployment insurance, and harmonization of schemes. The first seminar: "Social Security Standards, Policy and Legislation" will take place in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR, from 27 to 29 August 2013 and will aim to support countries where legal reforms are ongoing or under consideration.

About 40 guests consisting of policy makers, high-level government officials and technical officers involved in the development of social security legislation from Lao PDR, Myanmar, Viet Nam, Indonesia and Cambodia are expected to attend the workshop, as well as ILO specialists from the participating countries and from HQ.

The workshop is expected to strenghten knowledge of ILO's main social security standards and to discuss the development or reform of social security legislation, where required. Presentations will be followed by discussions and group exercises on topics such as legal definitions, designing of benefits, financing requirements, implementation, governance arrangements and trade-offs in developing legislations. Participants will work on the elaboration of a “Social Security Law Assessment Matrix”,a tool to check the comprehensiveness and alignment of social security legislation in participant countries with ILO Standards.

For more information, please visit the workspace of the workshop.