The importance of strengthening social protection systems to cope with the impact of Covid-19 on the world of work
20 April 2020
The rapid spread of COVID-19 has not only caused millions of confirmed cases and hundreds of thousands death worldwide, but also brought significant impact on the economy, employment and social affairs.
06 April 2020
The rapid expansion of COVID-19 emphasizes the urgent need for a strong health workforce as integral part of every resilient health system.
25 March 2020
Governments must use the momentum created by the COVID-19 pandemic to make rapid progress toward collectively financed, comprehensive, and permanent social-protection systems.
09 March 2020
The Government of Indonesia is in the process of setting up an unemployment benefit scheme to better protect the workers from any involuntary resignation cases. To find the most suitable mechanism for Indonesia, the government and other related stakeholders learnt good practices from other Asian countries.
03 March 2020
Experts from five countries share their experiences in providing protection against unemployment as lessons learnt for Indonesia.
Regional knowledge hub, connect, strengthens capacity across Asia-Pacific to promote universal health coverage
04 February 2020
A regional technical facility on Social Health Protection in Asia-Pacific has been developed with support from ILO, to facilitate knowledge development, capacity building and technical assistance with a goal to achieve Universal Health Coverage across the region.
Expansion of Lao PDR’s National Health Insurance accelerates progress towards universal health coverage
04 February 2020
Since 2016, Lao PDR’s landmark National Health Insurance Scheme has been progressively scaled up, streamlined and consolidated to deliver on the country’s goal to achieve universal health coverage by 2025.
29 January 2020
The ILO with support from the Fast Retailing Co. Ltd commenced a new project to help Indonesia developing an effective mechanism for the unemployed through employment insurance, re-skilling and up-skilling programme and improved public employment service.
29 January 2020
70-year old’s first experience of medical treatment illustrates progress of Lao PDR’s social health protection system since implementing a National Health Insurance scheme to promote universal health coverage.
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.
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.
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.
18 November 2019
04 November 2019
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).
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.
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.
28 September 2018
ILO calls on member States to ensure adequate pensions for all.
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.
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.