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World Social Protection Report 2014/15

More than 70 per cent of the world population is not adequately covered by social protection, says a new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO). According to the “World Social Protection Report 2014/15: Building economic recovery, inclusive development and social justice,” only 27 per cent of the global population enjoys access to comprehensive social security.

“The global community agreed in 1948 that social security and health care for children, working age people who face unemployment or injury and older persons are a universal human right,” said ILO Deputy Director-General Sandra Polaski. “And yet in 2014 the promise of universal social protection remains unfilled for the large majority of the world’s population.”

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This entry was posted on Tuesday, 3 June 2014 by in Poverty and inequality, Social protection.
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