New ILO Recommendation calls for Social Protection Floor for all

Press release | 14 June 2012

GENEVA (ILO News) – With more than five billion people lacking adequate social security, the new international labour standard adopted by the International Labour Conference calls for providing people with essential health care and benefits, as well as basic income security (*) constituting national social protection floors.

Such basic social protection, i.e. essential health care and basic income security throughout the lifecycle reduces poverty, inequality, ill health and the number of premature deaths.

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