ILO / WORLD SOCIAL PROTECTION REPORT

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A new International Labour Organization (ILO) report says that despite significant progress in the extension of social protection in many parts of the world, the human right to social security is not yet a reality for a majority of the world’s population. ILO

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STORY: ILO / WOORLD SOCIAL PROTECTION REPORT
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RESTRICTION: EMBARGO UNTIL 29 NOVEMBER 2017 AT 21:00 GMT (22:00 CET)
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DATELINE: 29 NOVEMBER 2017, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / MAY 2015, MONGOLIA / SEPTEMBER 2015, ECUADOR / JUNE 2016, MOZAMBIQUE


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1. Various shots, reports
2. Wide shot, press conference room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization (ILO):
“Social protection is a human right and yet it is not a reality for the large majority of the global population.”
4. Wide shot, press conference room
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization (ILO):
“A considerable majority of the world population, and here the figure is 71%, or 5.2 billion people, are either unprotected or only partially protected.”
6. Med shot, journalists
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization (ILO):
“The lack of social protection leaves people vulnerable to ill health, to poverty, to inequality and social exclusion throughout the life cycle. And it’s also, and I think this is an important thing to mention, a significant obstacle to economic growth and social development.”
8. Wide shot, press conference room
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization (ILO):
“I think the key finding is that despite progress made, and there is progress there, 55% of the world population, we’re talking about 4 billion people, still lack social protection coverage of any type whatsoever. Now when the 2030 development agenda has clearly made universal social protection a goal for the next thirteen years we have to work out how to accelerate progress in this area. I think we all understand that social protection is a human right, so we should be operating because we want to meet those human rights, but also because this is good for our economies. This makes labour markets work better. These makes working people more secure in their lives. So a lot of progress to be made and we think this report gives a very important wealth of data about where we stand and how far we still need to go.”

May 2015, Mongolia

11. Various shots, centralized OSS (one-stop-shop) social protection benefit offices in Mongolia
12. Various shots, state social protection officers visiting a family yurt in the Mongolian countryside

SEPTEMBER 2015, ECUADOR

13. Wide shot, exterior a health centre in Quito, Ecuador
14. Various shots, services provided by a government health centre in Quito, Ecuador

JUNE 2016, MOZAMBIQUE

15. Various shots, villagers lining up and receiving basic social protection benefits including unemployment and disability payments in Mozambique

STORYLINE:

A new International Labour Organization (ILO) report says that despite significant progress in the extension of social protection in many parts of the world, the human right to social security is not yet a reality for a majority of the world’s population.

Guy Ryder, Director-General of ILO told reporters today (29 Nov) in Geneva “a considerable majority of the world population, and here the figure is 71%, or 5.2 billion people, are either unprotected or only partially protected.”

Ryder said that the lack of social protection leaves people “vulnerable to ill health, to poverty, to inequality and social exclusion throughout the life cycle.”

He reiterated that it is also a “significant obstacle to economic growth and social development.”

According to new data presented in the World Social Protection Report 2017/19: Universal social protection to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, only 45 per cent of the global population is effectively covered by at least one social benefit, while the remaining 55 per cent– 4 billion people – are left unprotected.

Ryder said “now when the 2030 development agenda has clearly made universal social protection a goal for the next thirteen years, we have to work out how to accelerate progress in this area.”

On social protection’s benefit to economy, he said “it makes labour markets work better. These makes working people more secure in their lives.”

The World Social Protection Report 2017-19 provides a global overview of recent trends in social protection systems, including social protection floors. Based on new data, it offers a broad range of global, regional and country data on social protection coverage, benefits and public expenditures on social protection.
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