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Social Protection Floors Recommendation, 2012 (No. 202)

Legal depository - Year: 2012

Recommendation No. 202 is the first international instrument to offer guidance to countries to close social security gaps and progressively achieve universal protection through the establishment and maintenance of comprehensive social security systems. To this aim, the Recommendation calls for (1) the implementation, as a priority, of social protection...

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Maintenance of Social Security Rights Convention, 1982 (No. 157)

Legal depository - Year: 1982

Convention No. 157 and its accompanying Recommendation No. 167 specifically address the issue of the maintenance of social security rights of migrant workers and complement Convention No. 118, focusing on equality of treatment and exportability. Unlike Convention No. 118 however, which allows State Parties to choose one or more...

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Equality of Treatment (Social Security) Convention, 1962 (No. 118)

Legal depository - Year: 1962

Convention No. 118 addresses the issue of the social security of migrant workers in a global manner. It covers the nine branches of social security and provides that, for each branch accepted under the Convention, a ratifying State undertake to grant equality of treatment to nationals of other ratifying...

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ILO social security and other labour standards

The ILO has played a major role in developing an international defined normative framework guiding the establishment, development and maintenance of social security systems across the world and has become the world’s leading point of reference for efforts to this end. Following its establishment in 1919 and being the...

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Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), 1989

Legal depository - Year: 1989

Convention on the Rights of the Child Article 26 recognizes for every child the right to benefit from social security, including social insurance. In addition, Article 27(1) recognizes the right of every child to a standard of living adequate for the child’s physical, mental, spiritual, moral and social development....

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Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

Legal depository - Year: 1979

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women Article 11(1)(e) obligates States parties to eliminate discrimination against women in the field of employment, and to ensure equal rights between men and women, in particular … the right to social security, particularly in cases of retirement, unemployment,...

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Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)

Legal depository - Year: 1948

Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), 1948 Article 22 guarantees the right to social security. Article 25 recognizes the right of everyone to a standard of living adequate for the health and wellbeing of himself and of his family, including … medical care and necessary social services, and the...

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