social protection

No “automatic link’ between work and human development

There is no “automatic link” between work and human development, according to a new UN report on the topic, released Monday.

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Social protection systems must include persons with disabilities

Social protection systems must address the unique needs of persons with disabilities. That’s according to Catalina Devandas Aguilar, the UN’s Special Rapporteur on the issue.

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Social protection breaking cycle of rural poverty

Social protection is emerging as a critical tool in the drive to end hunger, although the vast majority of the world’s rural poor are yet to be covered.

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Delegates’ hopes at the 104th International Labour Conference

Many delegates attending the 104th International Labour Conference are hopeful that it will help improve conditions for workers around the world.

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In wake of deadly shoe factory fire in Manila, UN urges global action to make workplaces safe

The International Labour Organization (ILO), in a statement issued in the wake of this week's deadly shoe factory fire in the Philippine capital, noted “often such accidents are preventable” and offered its assistance to improve safety and health conditions in the workplace.