ILO-ISSA Webinar on Extending Social Protection for Migrant Workers, Refugees and their Families – Guide for policymakers and practitioners
15 March 2022
The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Social Security Association (ISSA) brought together more than 850 practitioners, policy-makers, researchers and the international community from over 130 countries to present the Guide on Extending Social Protection to Migrant Workers, Refugees, and their Families and country practices from Argentina, Morocco and Portugal.
14 March 2022
Participants will examine country case studies and ways for social protection systems to facilitate inclusion for people with disabilities.
06 January 2022
Many women workers unwillingly hide their pregnancies out of fear losing their jobs. The ILO discussion highlights the urgency of incorporating maternity rights into Indonesia’s social security system.
17 December 2021
TASHKENT, 17 December 2021, – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organized a meeting for national and international development partners to discuss the achievements of the UN Joint Programme on Strengthening Social Protection in Uzbekistan and to foster actions for social protection strengthening in the context of the ongoing reforms and COVID-19 pandemic.
10 December 2021
Ground-breaking new report on the extension of social health protection in Asia and the Pacific highlights shortfalls of existing schemes and need for wider access to health care services.
08 November 2021
Paraguay has become the 60th country to ratify the flagship ILO social security Convention, No.102, reaching a target set in 2012 by the ILO’s Governing Body.
Armenia: ILO social security standards as a guiding framework to implement the human right to social security
02 November 2021
On 2 November, representatives from the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, the Republican Union of Employers of Armenia and the Confederation of Trade Unions of Armenia participated in a tripartite meeting to discuss ILO social security standards as a guiding framework to implement the human right to social security.
ILO’s Global Flagship Programme on Building Social Protection Floors for All launches its second phase, extending support to 50 focus countries and aiming to improve the lives of 60 million people
07 October 2021
The ILO’s Global Flagship Programme on Building Social Protection Floors for All (SPF Flagship Programme) officially launched its second phase (2021 -2025) at its annual Development Partners meeting on 7 October 2021, announcing an extension of support to 50 focus countries and territories in advancing towards universal social protection.
28 September 2021
Deeply diverging recoveries threaten to undermine trust and solidarity and make the world more vulnerable to future crises, including climate change. In response the UN and ILO have established a ‘Global Accelerator’ to help ensure global financing to create 400 million jobs and extend social protection to 4 billion people currently without coverage.
03 September 2021
The government of Timor-Leste, with support from the ILO, continues to strengthen its social protection by developing a National Strategy for Social Protection to reduce poverty and social vulnerability.
02 September 2021
To enhance knowledge of stakeholders and partners on social protection and corresponding policy issues, ILO initiates a series of lectures inviting national and international experts to share their insights and expertise.
22 July 2021
While cash benefit provides necessary support to maintain livelihood in between jobs, skills training and job search assistant are meaningful to help unemployed gets a new job.
19 July 2021
The implementation of the employment insurance or Jaminan Kehilangan Pekerjaan (JKP) requires smooth integration and synergy between the provision of cash and non-cash benefits to provide effective protection for the unemployed workers.
11 May 2021
Digital and gig economies have created enormous opportunities and enhanced productivity of workers, businesses and the overall society. Yet, they also pose serious threat to decent work and fair competition.
Launching of a web portal for eligible textile and garment sector employers to register and participate in a job retention programme
21 April 2021
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (ILO News) – Domestic textile and garment factories affected by the COVID-19 pandemic can now apply through a web portal to obtain wage subsidies for their workers in a job retention programme covering up to 45,000 workers.
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.
01 April 2021
Following the release of unemployment benefit regulation, Indonesia is now strengthening employment agencies' capacity to provide training and job placement service for the unemployed. Policymakers in Indonesia learned from other countries experiences in developing effective public employment service.
30 March 2021
Behind the scenes of social protection: managing risk and uncertainty in social security.
12 March 2021
The Government of Indonesia has formally launched the new unemployment benefits programme known as Jaminan Kehilangan Pekerjaan (JKP) early this year. The ILO supports the awareness raising efforts through various channels, including mass media.
11 March 2021
The recent ILO report reviews the national social security measures in response to the COVID-19 crisis, analyses their effectiveness, and discusses future challenges in improving the social security systems. The report covers seven countries in the Western Balkans and Eastern Europe: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Ukraine.