The ILO, the private sector, and the creation and extension of social protection floors

Social protection not only contributes to fair growth and social stability, but it can also enhance productivity. Currently, only 20 per cent of the world's population has access to adequate social security benefits;

The ILO can support enhanced and extended social protection in numerous ways, including through the development and implementation of HIV/AIDS workplace programmes, capacity building and knowledge dissemination in social security, and the promotion of decent conditions of work.

For example, the Microinsurance Innovation Facility supports insurance product innovation and diversification with the aim of reaching greater numbers of low-income persons with relevant risk management tools.

The ILO course on HIV and AIDS and the World of Work: a prevention & social protection perspective at the ILO Training Centre in Turin provides training on prevention, gender equality and social protection perspective.