Elaboration of an autonomous Recommendation on the Social Protection Floor
Immediately after the Conference, the Governing Body, at its 311th Session (June 2011), decided to place a standard-setting item on the agenda of the 101st Session (2012) of the Conference with a view to the elaboration of an autonomous Recommendation on the social protection floor, based on a programme of reduced intervals. Accordingly, the Conference will consider the possible adoption of an international labour Recommendation under the single discussion procedure foreseen in article 38 of the Standing Orders of the Conference.
Reports to the Conference
Report III(1B): Giving globalization a human face (General Survey on the fundamental Conventions)
02 March 2012
General Survey on the fundamental Conventions concerning rights at work in light of the ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization, 2008.
Report IV(1): Social protection floors for social justice and a fair globalization
26 July 2011
This summary report provides information on the law and practice concerning the establishment of a social protection floor or elements thereof at national level, including an overview of the main developments and emerging trends worldwide.
Report IV(2A): Social protection floors for social justice and a fair globalization
29 February 2012
This report was prepared on the basis of the replies received from governments and organizations of employers and workers to the questionnaire and contains the substance of their observations 4 together with the Office’s commentary on the replies and on the proposed text of the Recommendation.
Report IV(2B): Social protection floors for social justice and a fair globalization
28 February 2012
Volume 2(B) of this Report IV contains the French and English versions of the proposed text which, if the Conference so decides, will be the basis for discussion of the standard-setting item on the elaboration of an autonomous Recommendation on the social protection floor at its 101st Session (2012).
Prioritize ‘full employment’, says Italian President
13 June 2012
Italy’s President tells delegates to the International Labour Conference that social protection for all is key to a fair global development.
Thailand: a healthy society is a productive society
11 June 2012
In the ongoing global economic crisis, the need for a "social protection floor" giving everyone access to basic social rights, services and facilities is even more urgent. The tripartite constituents at the ILO's 2012 International Labour Conference are discussing a set of guidelines for building social protection floors. But individual countries are already proving it can work. Thailand's universal health care scheme is based on the idea that only a healthy society can be a productive society.
The “abused maid”: A good tale for a film, but not for real life
07 June 2012
Millions of domestic workers get paid below the minimum wage, and rarely benefit from health insurance, paid leave, or even time off. Has anything changed since the adoption last year of the ILO’s Convention Concerning Decent Work for Domestic Workers?
Why we need a Recommendation on social protection floors
04 June 2012
The International Labour Conference (ILC) is expected to vote on a Recommendation for social protection floors. Michael Cichon, Director of the ILO’s Social Security Department, explains why we need this international labour standard.
Cape Verde: How social protection can help the elderly
04 June 2012
The International Labour Conference is considering adoption of a Recommendation on Social Protection Floors. The ILO is convinced every country can move towards social security for all, and cites the example of impoverished Cape Verde.
ILO Director-General’s opening address to the 101st International Labour Conference
30 May 2012
Eurozone: “Extreme policies could produce extreme reactions”, ILO head warns
30 May 2012
ILO Chief cautions against harsh policies that could provoke a reaction from people in the hardest hit Eurozone countries.