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India, The Code on Social Security (2020)

Legal depository - Country: India / Year: 2020

The amendment of September 2020 reforms and consolidates India’s social security laws with the goals to extend social security to all employees and workers either in the organised or unorganised or any other sectors and for matters connected therewith or incidental...

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India, Atal Pension Yojana

Legal depository - Country: India / Year: 2015

The Atal Pension Yojana, which was set up in 2015, targets informal and self-employed workers who do not contribute to any other pension programmes and do not pay income tax. The key feature for this target is the flexibility of the scheme. Contributions can be made monthly, quarterly or...

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Republic of Korea, Artist Welfare Act

Legal depository - Country: Korea, South Korea / Year: 2011

Korea adopted the Artist Welfare Act in 2011 with the purpose to legally protect the professional status and rights of artists; to promote the creative activities of artists; and to contribute to artistic development by providing artists with welfare support services (Article 1). Link to the Artist Welfare Act...

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Extending social protection to the cultural and creative sector

Resources - Year: 2021

This policy brief outlines the challenges in extending social protection to the cultural and creative sector (CCS), which were exposed by the COVID-19 crisis. These include, inter alia, legal and de facto exclusion due to the specificities of CCS work such as fluctuating employment status, irregular incomes, intermittent nature...

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Social Protection in the Cultural and Creative Sector: Country Practices and Innovations

Resources - Author: Carlos Galian, Margherita Licata, Maya Stern Plaza / Year: 2021

The ILO Working Paper examines social protection schemes covering workers in the cultural and creative sector (CCS). After an overview of economic and employment trends in the CCS, the working paper reviews policy and legal frameworks in selected countries that have pursued specific solutions to extend social security to...

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Cultural and creative industries in the face of COVID-19: An economic impact outlook

Resources - Author: Jonathan Todd, Marta Moretto, Richard Naylor, Rossella Traverso / Year: 2021

The UNESCO report identifies which cultural and creative industries have been disrupted the most by the pandemic and attempts to measure the economic impact of COVID-19 on the cultural and creative sector. Looking ahead, the report explores some of the newer ways in which digital technologies are being used...

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Work for a brighter future – Global Commission on the Future of Work

Resources - Year: 2019

The Global Commission on the Future of Work acknowledges States’ opportunities to shape the transition of the world of work to the better, including the extension of social protection. With regard to working conditions like fluctuating employment status or geographic mobility, which also characterize AES work, it declares the...

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Expanding Social Security Coverage to Migrant Domestic Workers

Resources - Year: 2016

The briefing note explains the ILO strategy to expand social security coverage to migrant domestic workers, including the ILO standards relevant to migrant domestic workers. Despite the long list of ILO social security instruments adopted, the note goes on by describing the main challenges of standards setting for migrant...

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Domestic work voice and representation through organizing

Resources - Author: Claire Hobden / Year: 2015

The policy brief outlines the obstacles for the formation of trade unions, strikes and collective bargaining in the sector of domestic work. It highlights that voice and representation for domestic workers is nevertheless important and advocates for new paradigms and new thinking to organize workers of and set collective...

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South Africa, Unemployment Insurance Amendment Act 32 of 2003

Legal depository - Country: South Africa / Year: 2003

The Unemployment Insurance Amendment Act granted domestic workers a number of social protection benefits by including domestic workers in the Unemployment Insurance Fund. The Fund provides (a) full or partial unemployment benefits in case of dismissal, retrenchment, illness, or death of the employer; and (b) maternity benefits for pregnant...

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World Social Protection Report 2020-22

Resources - Author: ILO / Year: 2021

World Social Protection Report 2020-22: Social protection at the crossroads – in pursuit of a better future  This ILO flagship report provides a global overview of recent developments in social protection systems, including social protection floors, and covers the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on new data, it...

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COVID-19 Recovering Rights: Topic Seven | Income Support to Protect Rights

Resources - Year: 2020

Main Takeaways Urgent measures are necessary to provide sufficient income to millions of people who cannot work due to pandemicrelated restrictions, so that they can still meet their basic needs. Many of these workers lack social and labor protections.  Basic income schemes vary in type, design and implementation. Those...

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Measuring financing gaps in social protection for achieving SDG target 1.3. Global estimates and strategies for developing countries

Resources - Author: ILO / Year: 2019

The paper provides regional and global estimates of the costs and financing gaps of target 1.3 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) relating to social protection and analyses a number of options for filling those financing gaps in the developing countries using domestic and external resources. The paper considers...

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Toolkit on ILO Social Security Standards

Resources - Author: ILO / Year: 2019

The Toolkit on ILO Social Security Standards was developed with the aim of raising awareness about ILO social security standards and promoting their ratification as well as increasing their impact and application in national contexts. The toolkit provides very practical and useful insights as to the ratification procedure, model...

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ILO Resource Package on “Extending Social Security to Workers in the Informal Economy”

Resources - Author: ILO / Year: 2019

The ILO policy resource package “Extending social security to workers in the informal economy: Lessons from international experience” serves as a reference for policy makers, workers’ and employers’ organizations and other stakeholders engaged in the development of social protection strategies, or the planning, design, implementation and monitoring of systems and...

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Joint statement: Towards inclusive social protection systems supporting the full and effective participation of persons with disabilities

Resources - Author: IDA, ILO, UNICEF / Year: 2019

This joint statement reflects our shared commitment to inclusive social protection systems for persons with disabilities. The statement emerged from meetings and discussions between international partners working on the issues of disability and social protection. These meetings also contributed to the first report of the United Nations (UN) Special...

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Universal social protection for human dignity, social justice and sustainable development: General Survey concerning the Social Protection Floors Recommendation, 2012 (No. 202)

Resources - Author: ILO / Year: 2019

The ILO’s General Survey 2019 , compiled by the ILO Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR). The Survey (published under the title Universal social protection for human dignity, social justice and sustainable development) focuses on the ILO’s Social Protection Floors Recommendation, 2012 (No. 202), which calls for...

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