Thursday, November 10, 2011

[EQ] Social protection floors for social justice and a fair globalization -ILO

Social protection floors for social justice and a fair globalization

International Labour Office Geneva

ISBN 978-92-2-124493-6 (print) ISBN 978-92-2-124494-3 (Web) ISSN 0074-6681 – 2011

Available online PDF [87p.] at:

“……This report is divided into three chapters. Chapter I outlines the main challenges and opportunities for the extension of social security. In order to do so it examines the framework of existing ILO social security standards against the gaps in social security coverage observed in ILO member States (inter alia by the World Social Security Report 2010/11) and presents the case for a new Recommendation to fill the protection gaps that are left by existing standards; hence responding to the needs of the global population.
Chapter II examines national law and practice in the provision of basic income guarantees and essential health care in the context of the related international legal and conceptual framework. Chapter III contains the questionnaire and briefly introduces its purpose. …”



Chapter 1. The social protection floor:
 A concept to ensure basic social security for all – Overview of challenges and opportunities

 The global protection gap

 Social security Conventions: A reference for the development of social security systems
Chapter 2. Law and practice in the provision of basic guarantees for income security and essential health care

2.1. Population coverage

2.2. The range of benefits provided with respect to the social protection floor guarantees

2.3. The level of benefits provided

2.4. The legal nature of entitlements

2.5. Delivery mechanisms and organization

2.6. Coherence with other policy objectives

2.7. Financing arrangements

2.8. Governance

2.9. Extension processes

2.10. Interim conclusion: Identification of elements of a Recommendation on social protection floors



I. Resolution concerning the recurrent discussion on social protection (social security)

II. Conclusions concerning the recurrent discussion on social protection (social security)

III. Elements of a possible Recommendation on social protection floors


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