Promoting adequate social protection and social security coverage for all workers, including those in non-standard forms of employment

This background note addresses the opportunities and challenges that arise from changing forms of work in G20 countries, building on previous conclusions of G20 meetings and the papers Strengthening Social Protection for the Future of Work (ILO, 2017a) and the Concept Paper: Future of Work (OECD, 2017a) submitted to the G20 EWG for its meeting in Hamburg in February 2017.

The note focuses in particular on four issue areas:
1. Adapting social protection systems to non-standard forms of employment,
2. The role of social protection systems in facilitating transitions in labour markets (supporting structural transformation of national economies; multiple employment; transition between employee status and self-employment);
3. Facilitating labour mobility through the portability of benefits and social security rights (bilateral and multilateral labour and social security agreements); and
4. Role of quality care services (child care, long-term care, others) in protecting populations and providing decent employment opportunities, particularly for women.