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The Compatibility between ILO Recommendation 202 on Social Protection Floors and the ICESCR

Expert commentaries - Date: 5 May 2014 / Author: Francine Mestrum

It is undeniably relevant to consider the compatibility of the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Recommendation No. 202 and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), given that the ICESRC is very demanding, covering not only social security and its main nine branches, but also questions like...

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Incorporating the Informal Sector in Social Protection Programmes for Universal Realization of the Rights to Social Security

Expert commentaries - Date: 5 May 2014 / Author: Barbara Caracciolo

Informal economy workers: A heterogeneous group Informal economy workers are far from being a homogeneous group or a sector.1 Indeed differences in terms of income, sector (agriculture, industry for example), status in employment (such as employers, own account workers, casual workers, informal employees, sub-contracted workers) have been identified. WIEGO...

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