Social Protection

Building social protection floors and comprehensive social security systems


Ensuring the right to social security for ASEAN migrant workers through social security agreements

ILO SRO for South East Asia
Asia and the Pacific
Working paper
migrant workers
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Summary (English)

This short paper acknowledges both the significant impact that migrant workers have on the economy (of their country of origin as well as of the country in which they are employed) and the disadvantages that migrant workers frequently experience in exercising their rights, in particular gaining access to social security coverage. Emphasis is laid on the vital role that social security agreements between ASEAN countries could play as a means of improving migrant workers' access to social security.

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ILO Regional Meeting


Technical Paper published at the ILO Asia-Pacific Regional High-Level Meeting on Socially-Inclusive Strategies to Extend Social Security Coverage, held in New Delhi, India, 19-20 May 2008.