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The ILO Social Protection Floors Recommendation No. 202, unanimously adopted by 184 members of the International Labour Conference in 2012, provided for the first time concrete content to the abstract right to social security.

During much of Latin America’s history, large sectors of the population have been completely left out of any form of social protection by the State, be they urban informal workers, rural populations, afro-descendants or indigenous communities.

Worldwide, the prevalence of disability tends to be higher within indigenous communities than among non-indigenous groups.

This video explains how the graduation program has been working in Colombia. Known as the Producing for My Future, the program seeks new ways of helping them socially included, targeting the "ultra-poor" tier of the population.

The ODI has been carrying out a project that investigates the relationship between taxation and social protection. Does taxation necessarily alleviate poverty and/or inequality? Can it, despite good intentions, exacerbate inequality?

This blog article highlights two of ECLAC's publication on the social protection systems in Latin America: Towards universal social protection: "Latin American pathways and policy tools" published in November 2015 and "Social protection systems in Latin America and the Caribbe

The Social Protection Outlook published by the International Labour Organization (ILO) introduces various publications, news from around the world, work carried out by ILO and other information on social protection issues.

Following the Social Protection Floors (SPFs) Recommendation No.202 adopted in 2012 establishing SPFs as a core element of social security, the Social Protection Floor Index (SPFI) has been developed.


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