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Over 4 billion don’t have social protection: ILO

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  • September 2, 2021
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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.

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