Building Social Protection Floors for All: Strategy for the 2nd phase (2021–2025)

The COVID-19 crisis has shown that social protection is essential to protect people, economies and societies in the event of systemic shocks. It has highlighted the urgency of building national social protection systems that are universal, robust and sustainable to facilitate a job-rich, just and green recovery. That means investing to make a meaningful push towards universal social protection. Through its Flagship Programme on Building Social Protection Floors for All, the International Labour Organization (ILO) supports its Member States to advance towards universal social protection. The ILO provides the technical support needed to build, through social dialogue, resilient social protection systems, as well as to close coverage and financing gaps. It develops and adapts its approaches to ensure that social protection systems can protect people from today's risks and meet tomorrow's challenges. The Flagship Programme builds on international social security standards and collaboration with other UN agencies, international financial institutions and other partners to increase its impact. It seeks to achieve and monitor tangible results, creating or adapting social protection schemes, supporting domestic resource mobilization and improving the lives of millions.