Five out of seven people worldwide lack social security

Young people

Governments worldwide are being asked by the UN to guarantee basic income and social services for all, as a means to ensure peace and boost economic growth.

The International Labour Organization or ILO says that 5 billion people lack adequate social security or social protection worldwide.

Meanwhile just 15 percent of the world's unemployed are receiving some form of unemployment benefits.

That's more than five out of every seven people worldwide.

Michelle Bachelet of UN Women chaired the discussion.

"First everyone should be able to have access to at least basic health services, primary education, housing, water and sanitation, and other essential services. Second, no one should live below a certain income level."

The ILO report comes at a time when people everywhere are frustrated with the economy and anxious about the future.

The G-20, a group of industrialized and developing economies, after receiving the report, have pledged to support new measures aimed at extending social protection in their countries.

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