1. Iraq’s Deputy Minister of Labour: the new social security law will help support the private sector and strengthen workers’ rights

    21 December 2017

    On the sidelines of a workshop for high-level Iraqi officials organized by the ILO to support the Government of Iraq in drafting its new social security law, we speak to Iraq’s Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Abdel Karim Al-Janabi on the importance of the new law which, once adopted, will be the first to cover all public and private sector workers in Iraq.

  2. B-roll: 4 billion people worldwide are without social protection

    29 November 2017

    According to new data presented in the World Social Protection Report 2017/19: Universal social protection to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals , only 45 per cent of the global population is effectively covered by at least one social benefit, while the remaining 55 per cent– 4 billion people – are left unprotected.

  3. Social protection is a human right but how many benefit?

    29 November 2017

    The ILO’s World Social Protection Report 2017-19 provides recent data on social protection systems around the world, and monitors progress towards achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. It shows that more efforts are needed to extend coverage in many countries, but achieving universal social protection is possible.

  4. Innovate to extend social protection to workers in the informal economy

    08 June 2017

    We need to look at how we can innovate and find solutions to empower informal economy workers to be part of the solution to have access to social protection and transition to the formal economy, says Luis Frota, a senior social protection expert from the ILO. The interview took place at the #SDGStudio at European Development Days, #EDD17 in Brussels on 8 June 2017.

  5. Youth Employment in Tanzania

    07 February 2017

    Increasing the number of young women & men in productive employment.


  1. The one stop shop: The Mongolian experience for delivering social protection and employment services

    08 November 2016

    The video shares the Mongolian experience for delivering social protection and employment services through the one-stop-shop.

  2. Creating a culture of social protection in Mongolia

    08 November 2016

    The video shares the Mongolian experiences in education of social protection.

  3. ILO Director-General Guy Ryder address on universal social protection

    06 September 2016

    This address was prepared for the China-ASEAN-ILO High-level seminar to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals on universal social protection through South-South and Triangular Cooperation, which takes place 6-8 September 2016 in Beijing, China.

  4. Employment Injury Insurance – The Workers Compensation Fund in Tanzania

    23 August 2016

    Employment injury benefit schemes, providing benefits in cash and in kind in cases of work-related accidents and occupational disease, constitute the oldest branch of social security in many countries. The ILO has estimated that, worldwide, more than 2.3 million people die from work-related accidents or diseases each year. Employment injuries and work-related diseases cause the deaths of 6,300 workers per day around the world.

  5. I contribute, therefore I benefit from social security

    20 January 2016

    This video is part of the International Labour Organization awareness raising campaign on the informal economy and undeclared work in Moldova.


  1. Social Protection and Human Rights Platform Launch

    12 July 2015

    Former human rights and extreme poverty Special Rapporteur Magdalena Sepulveda explains the rationale and history behind this platform.

  2. Luis Beccaria on income stability and social protection

    09 July 2015

    Luis Alberto Beccaria, professor at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, explores the impact of a broad informal economy on income stability and how social protection mechanisms can bring decent jobs for all.

  3. Mongolia - Why social protection is important to me?

    15 May 2015

    The video shows how social protection is important to the people in Mongolia especially on health, income, decent work opportunities, and education.

  4. A Legacy of Rana Plaza: making employment injury insurance a reality for all

    24 April 2015

    Workers who were victims of Rana Plaza were uninsured and intensive efforts to compensate them had to be made after the fact. The ILO says the accident is a wake-up call to establish national employment injury insurance so all workers are protected when accidents happen.

  5. Professor Jose Antonio Ocampo on Universal Social Protection

    12 January 2015

    Professor José Antonio Ocampo, former UN Under-Secretary-General of Economic and Social Affairs and Minister of Finance of Colombia, joined the Campaign on social protection floors as Special Adviser on Social Protection. He makes a strong call for universal social protection as a sound social and economic policy.

  6. Archbishop Desmond Tutu on Universal Social Protection

    12 January 2015

    Archbishop Emeritus and Nobel Peace Laureate Desmond Tutu has joined the Campaign on social protection floors as Special Adviser on Social Protection. In his powerful and human message, he urges action and calls for universal social protection.


  1. Access to social protection enables people living with HIV to keep jobs

    01 July 2014

    A new ILO study shows social protection is essential for people living with HIV to keep their jobs and follow their treatment. Representatives of international and civil society organizations came together at the ILO's headquarters in Geneva for the launch of the report: "ACCESS to and EFFECTS of social protection on workers living with HIV and their households: An analytical report".

  2. The benefits of social protection for those living with HIV

    01 July 2014

    "Access to social protection enables people living with HIV to keep their jobs, keep their children in school and access anti-retroviral treatment" says Alice Ouedraogo, Chief of the ILO's HIV/AIDS and the World of Work Branch (ILOAIDS), which has produced the new report: "ACCESS to and EFFECTS of social protection on workers living with HIV and their households: An analytical report".

  3. Social protection is key to reducing inequality and poverty

    03 June 2014

    Since 2010 many countries' governments have reduced investment in social protection measures just when they are needed most, says Isabel Ortiz, Director of the Social Protection department at the ILO. A new ILO report: "World Social Protection Report 2014/15: Building economic recovery, inclusive development and social justice", shows that social protection floors are affordable, however, and can have a significant impact on reducing inequalities and poverty. (Closed Captions available)

  4. Rana Plaza: Never again

    23 April 2014

    One year after the global garment industry's worst-ever industrial accident, the International Labour Organization together with the government of Bangladesh, employers, trade unions and the international community are working together to make sure it never happens again. More than 1,100 people died and more than 2,500 were injured when the Rana Plaza building collapsed in 2013. It was a wake up call heard around the world, and significant steps are being taken to address the root causes of the Rana Plaza disaster to ensure Bangladesh's garment industry can provide jobs in a safe working environment for its employees.