News and features

December 2019

  1. Making social protection fit for the future

    04 December 2019

    At an Infopoint organized by the European Commission, Valérie Schmitt, Deputy Director of ILO’s Social Protection Department, welcomed the new EU-funded flagship programme which aims to increase social protection coverage in eight priority countries.

November 2019

  1. State Secretary-Deputy Minister Andrei Pudov: Russia Is Taking Multi-Faceted Interagency and Interregional Efforts to Develop Social Protection

    26 November 2019

    Andrei Pudov, State Secretary-Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Protection, made this statement during the Global Social Protection Week in Geneva, Switzerland.

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    More than 500 billion dollars a year needed to ensure basic levels of social protection worldwide

    25 November 2019

    A new ILO report highlights critical financing gaps in social protection and provides policy recommendations on how these gaps could be closed.

  3. ILO to launch new estimates of universal social protection funding gaps

    18 November 2019

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    Belgian stakeholders reflect on Universal Social Protection by 2030

    04 November 2019

February 2019

  1. Russia Ratifies ILO Social Security (Minimum Standards) Convention

    26 February 2019

    On 26 February 2019, the Russian Federation deposited with the ILO the instruments of ratification of the Social Security (Minimum Standards) Convention, 1952 (No. 102).

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    Countries urged to act on universal social protection

    07 February 2019

    To end poverty, ensure social protection for all and make good on international commitments made in 2015, countries around the world have been urged at a ministerial-level conference at the International Labour Organization to take five actions towards universal social protection.

October 2018

  1. Expand social protection to the 4 billion excluded

    25 October 2018

    More than 100 top government officials, business representatives, trade unionists, development agencies and two UN agency heads have signed a call for action for countries to expand social security and assistance to more than four billion people currently without protection.

September 2018

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    ILO report shows progress on global pension coverage but benefits are low

    28 September 2018

    ILO calls on member States to ensure adequate pensions for all.

February 2018

  1. A Report to Develop Social Protection Floors Presented in Bishkek

    20 February 2018

    An analytical report to develop social protection floors was presented on February 20, 2018 at a round table in Bishkek. The event was dedicated to the World Day of Social Justice initiated by the Kyrgyz Republic.

December 2017

  1. ILO supports Iraq in developing new social security law

    21 December 2017

    A tripartite workshop for high-level Iraqi officials was the last in a series of events organized by the ILO to support the Government of Iraq in drafting its new social security law, which, once adopted, will be the first to cover all public and private sector workers in Iraq.

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    ILO launches global appeal for donations to support social protection floors

    19 December 2017

    For the first time, the International Labour Organization (ILO) makes donations by private households - besides enterprises and foundations - possible.

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    Social protection is affordable even in most low-income countries

    13 December 2017

    ILO releases a number of easy-to-use tools and guides, which show that most countries could afford to provide social protection floors if they chose to.

  4. Social protection in Timor Leste: The difference dialogue can make in protecting the poor

    08 December 2017

    Despite being the youngest nation in Asia, Timor-Leste is taking a proactive and coordinated approach to ensure a better life for its citizens with a national Social Protection Strategy for 2017-2030.

November 2017

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    ILO: 4 billion people worldwide are left without social protection

    29 November 2017

    New ILO report shows that massive efforts are still needed to ensure that the right to social security becomes a reality for all.

  2. ILO to launch World Social Protection Report 2017-2019

    21 November 2017

    New ILO flagship report looks at progress in the extension of social protection around the world.

October 2017

  1. Governments, UN meet to plan for SDG achievement on social protection

    25 October 2017

    Developing countries and donors have met in Geneva, together with UN agencies, to kick-off a multi-stakeholder partnership for the achievement of social protection targets under the Sustainable Development Goals

  2. Leading multinationals highlight importance of social protection

    24 October 2017

    Representatives of more than a dozen multinational enterprises met in Geneva to highlight the importance of investment in social protection floors for growth in emerging markets.

September 2017

  1. Towards better, improved employment-related social security in Indonesia

    08 September 2017

    Building greater trust among relevant stakeholders, optimizing benefits adequacy, re-profiling members of social security for workers as well as synchronizing existing regulations were the four recommendations from the joint evaluation seminar conducted by the ILO and the Ministry of Manpower in Jakarta on 7 September.

  2. Examining two-year implementation of social security for workers in the digitalization era

    06 September 2017

    Social security system for workers has been implemented for two years in Indonesia. This system covers four schemes managed by the Employment-related Social Security Provider (BPJS Ketenagakerjaan) since 1 July 2015: the Work Accident Benefit, Death Benefit, Old-Age Saving Benefit and Pension.