Majority of world's population not covered by social protection

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More than 70 per cent of the world's population is not adequately covered by social protection, a new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) says.

Social security and health care have been considered a universal right for children, the unemployed, the injured and older persons since the Universal declaration of human rights in 1948.

Social protection can help reduce poverty and inequality and even more so "in these times of economic uncertainty", the report argues.

Jocelyne Sambira reports.

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