Social Protection

Building social protection floors and comprehensive social security systems


Building social protection systems: International standards and human rights instruments

International Labour Office
Book (or chapter)
Consultations 11396 / Download 9965

Summary (English)

This compendium contains a selection of the most relevant international instruments that establish the human right to social security and provide guidance for comprehensive social security systems at national level. These include the standards and conclusions adopted by the International Labour Organization in the field of social security and the main human rights instruments spelling out the right to social security adopted under the auspices of the United Nations.