Friday, June 14, 2019

Social protection critical amid deep world of work changes

Sustainable social protection systems will become increasingly critical to provide support in a fast-changing world of work, speakers told a high-level forum at the Centenary International Labour Conference. Participants at a forum held at the International Labour Conference (ILC) discussed how digitalization, demographic shifts, climate change and globalization will affect the way people manage transitions during the course of their lives.

Speakers stressed the importance not only of decent job creation policies but also of social protection to help workers, and particularly the most vulnerable, manage those transitions. ILO Director-General Guy Ryder pointed out that 55 per cent of the world’s population is still not covered by social protection. “The... Read More