Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Over half of world population lacks health care, social security, ILO report

More than half of the world's population lacks access to essential health care, while only 29 percent have comprehensive social security coverage, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said Tuesday in a new report. Globally, only 68 percent of people of retirement age receive some form of pension and in many low-income countries, this drops to just 20 percent. Fewer than 60 percent of countries reported that they had schemes or benefits to ensure income security for children. The findings come in the General Survey 2019, compiled by the ILO Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR), under the title "Universal social protection for human dignity, social justice, and sustainable development". Read More