Resources on social protection

  1. “We cannot live without doing anything”

    16 March 2018

    Kinofelis, a public works programme in Greece, has helped some 45,000 beneficiaries find a job, giving new hope to communities in the crisis-shaken country. The ILO was asked by the European Commission to improve the programme by focusing on skills, social protection and the payment of the minimum wage.

  2. The Republic of Korea and the ILO sign development cooperation agreement

    15 March 2018

    The Republic of Korea and the ILO have signed a US$ 3 million agreement to jointly promote employment, skills, social protection and occupational safety and health in Asia and Africa.

  3. Women at Work: The Course for Sri Lanka

    08 March 2018

    Gender gaps in the labour market remain one of the most pressing challenges facing the world of work. Women are substantially less likely than men to participate in the labour market, and once in the job market, they are less likely than men to find a job and the quality of employment they do find remains a key concern.

  4. The flexibility clauses of the Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (No. 188)

    26 February 2018

    This sectoral working paper discusses the various types of flexibility clauses found in the Work in Fishing convention, 2007 (No. 188), with a view to assisting those considering making use of these clauses when ratifying and implementing the Convention. Working papers are preliminary documents circulated to stimulate discussion and obtain comments.

  5. Employment Injury Insurance: A way forward for Malawi's workforce

    21 February 2018

    In an effort to expand social security to Malawian workers and to overcome the numerous challenges of the country's workers compensation system, the Ministry of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development, with support from the ILO, is undertaking efforts to establish a more efficient and effective employment injury system that is in line with International Labour Standards on Social Security and Malawi's labour laws.

  6. Global Forum on Just Transition: Climate change, decent work and sustainable development

    15 February 2018

    Final report of the 1st Global Forum on Just transition

  7. Successful 1st Global Forum on Just Transition

    15 February 2018

    In December 2017 the ILO hosted the first Global Forum on Just Transition in partnership with UNFCCC. The Forum aimed to establish a global platform, share national and international experiences on just transition in country contexts, take stock of global research and build momentum for action on climate change.

  8. 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.

  9. © Ferry Latief / ILO 2018

    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, enterprises and foundations possible.

  10. Universal Social Protection Floors: Costing Estimates and Affordability in 57 Lower Income Countries

    13 December 2017

    This paper presents the results of costing universal social protection floors in 34 lower middle-income, and 23 low-income countries