Over 4 billion don’t have social protection: ILO
Part of: Prelims and GS – II – International Relations
Context In a report on the state of social protection globally, the UN’s International Labour Organization said that 4.1 billion people were living without any social safety net of any kind
- Over half of all people in the world have no social protections,
- Social protection includes access to health care and income security measures related especially to old age, unemployment, sickness, disability, work injury, maternity or the loss of the main breadwinner in a family, as well as extra support for families with children.
- In 2020, only 46.9% of the global population benefitted from at least one such protection, according to the report
About International Labour Organization
- It is the only tripartite U.N. agency.
- Tripartite principle means The negotiations within the organization are held between the representatives of governments, trade unions, and member-states’ employers.
- It brings together governments, employers and workers of 187 member States, to set labour standards, develop policies and devise programmes promoting decent work for all women and men.
- Established in 1919 by the Treaty of Versailles as an affiliated agency of the League of Nations.
- Became the first affiliated specialized agency of the United Nations in 1946.
- Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland
- Founding Mission: social justice is essential to universal and lasting peace.
- Promotes internationally recognized human and labour rights.