Social Protection

Building social protection floors and comprehensive social security systems


ILO Social Security Department

ILO, Social Security Department
social protection policy - pensions - actuarial valuation - financing - model - social budget - statistics
Consultations 33253

Summary (English)

Since its creation in 1919, the ILO has actively promoted policies and provided assistance to countries to supply adequate levels of social protection to all members of society. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights recognize the right to social security for everyone. The Social Security Department, with its long experience in the field of technical cooperation activities, research and policy development on issues dealing with social security, provides ILO member States with tools and assistance to achieve and maintain for its peoples this right.