The International Labour Office (ILO) is to launch the “World Social Security Report 2010-2011

During a press conference at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Michel Cichon, ILO Director Social Security Dpt and Assane Diop, Executive Director Social Protection Sector of ILO introduced the World Social Report 2010-211 to the press. The International Labour Office (ILO) is to launch the “World Social Security Report 2010-2011: Providing coverage in times of crisis and beyond”.
The report is the first in a series to be published every two years and presents a broad overview of the crucial role of social security in reducing the impact of economic crises. In addition, it also examines the gaps in access to social security programmes in areas such as health care, pensions, social assistance, and unemployment benefits. Among its key findings are that most of the world’s working age population and their families lack effective access to comprehensive social protection systems, and less than a third have employment accident insurance.
In addition to the World Social Security Report 2010-2011, the ILO is also issuing a new publication: “Extending Social Security to All: A guide through challenges and options”. The 140 page-parallel study provides the policy framework for establishing adequate social security for all as well as an analytical synthesis of recent policies in this field around the world.
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