News and features

March 2024

  1. Norwegian Ambassador visits Jordanian NGO to witness the positive impact of Estidama++ program on workers and employers

    20 March 2024

    Estidama++ supports SMEs in Jordan to strengthen access to social protection rights

  2. Bahrain takes leap forward in enhancing end-of-service rights for migrant workers

    14 March 2024

    A new provident fund for end-of-service indemnity for migrant workers is established in the Social Insurance Organization as part of GCC-wide reforms to reform social protection systems in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.

February 2024

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    1.4 billion children globally missing out on basic social protection, according to latest data

    14 February 2024

    Fewer than 1-in-10 children in low-income countries have access to child benefits, leaving them vulnerable to disease, education gaps, poor nutrition, poverty and inequality.

  2. Advancing social protection for migrant workers in the GCC countries: New ambition emerges from discussion at the Global Forum for Migration and Development Summit

    01 February 2024

    Officials, experts and partners participated in ILO-led conversation exploring pathways toward the progressive extension of social protection to migrant workers in the Gulf region.

January 2024

  1. Privatizing coverage: Emerging threats to universal healthcare in Lebanon

    30 January 2024

December 2023

  1. Lebanon adopts landmark social security reforms and a new pension system for private sector workers

    15 December 2023

    Developed with extensive technical support from the International Labour Organization (ILO), this milestone marks one of the most significant socioeconomic reforms witnessed by Lebanon in recent years amid compounded crises.

  2. Promoting universal health coverage with a rights-based approach: ILO steps up action for UHC Day 2023

    12 December 2023

    The ILO is committed to to promote a rights-based approach to attain the goal of universal health coverage.

November 2023

  1. Indonesian Ministry of Manpower appreciates ILO technical assistances on various employment issues

    17 November 2023

    The ILO Country Director for Indonesia and Timor-Leste and the Indonesian Minister of Manpower conducted a courtesy meeting in Jakarta to continue strengthening the collaboration between ILO and the Ministry of Manpower.

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    Unlocking the potential of digitalization for inclusive social protection in Asia and the Pacific

    13 November 2023

    Opportunities and challenges offered by digitalization of social protection systems highlighted at major event.

October 2023

  1. Universal social protection needed for prevention, preparedness and response to the next pandemic

    12 October 2023

    ILO and WHO experts reviewed the impact social protection had in reducing the socio-economic damage of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  2. ILO provides insights on the role of social protection in navigating climate change and a Just Transition

    06 October 2023

    The ILO participates in the Asia Pacific Social Protection Week 2023, providing insights on potential role of existing social security schemes in facilitating just energy transitions.

September 2023

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    ILO welcomes G20 support for just transition measures

    10 September 2023

    G20 Leaders reaffirmed their commitment to promote inclusive growth, sustainable development and decent work and their support for the UN Global Accelerator on Jobs and Social Protection for Just Transitions.

  2. The ILO wins Thailand Social Security Office Award

    03 September 2023

    The award recognises the collaboration between the two organizations and their joint goal of strengthening social security in Thailand.

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    Tripartite representatives of East Kalimantan adopted a joint statement on pension reform

    01 September 2023

    The adoption of a joint statement in East Kalimantan on pension reform marks the third and the last provincial adoption supported by the ILO. The first and second statements were adopted by the tripartite representatives of West Java and Central Java Provinces.

August 2023

  1. The Universal Health Insurance Scheme (RAMU) is being set up in Burkina Faso

    24 August 2023

    Five decrees implementing on the Universal Health Insurance Scheme (RAMU) adopted by the Council of Ministers

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    ILO study recommends digitizing the unions’ grievance tools and case management system for effective advocacy and policy reform

    21 August 2023

    The ILO latest study provides trade union confederations and their federations with a set of recommendations describing potential features of a new process for grievance management and incorporating technological tools.

  3. Operationalizing the humanitarian-development-peace nexus for social protection in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

    18 August 2023

    Efforts to boost coherence between humanitarian and development activities are laying the groundwork for a stronger Palestinian social protection sector.

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    Tripartite representatives of Solo adopted a joint statement on pension reform

    18 August 2023

    The adoption of a joint statement in Solo on pension reform marks the second provincial adoption supported by the ILO. The first one was adopted by the tripartite representatives of West Java Province.

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    ILO supports the development of women trade union leaders in garment industry

    16 August 2023

    The ILO training programmes empower women trade unionists, encouraging them to assume leadership roles and support the recognition of women issues in company’s collective bargaining agreement.

  6. Indonesian young workers are still vulnerable to HIV/AIDS and have limited access to social protection

    14 August 2023

    The joint study of ILO and YARSI University maps the vulnerability of young workers to HIV/AIDS and their access to social protection. The study recommends expanding the access of young workers to HIV education programme and social protection.