A call to achieving SDG 1.3 and universal social protection in the context of the future of work

The participants to the Global Social Protection Week, held under the auspices of the ILO from 25 to 28 November 2019 in Geneva, acknowledged and emphasized that:

  • Social security is a human right and an investment with high returns in economic and social development;
  • 55 per cent of the world population still does not have access to any form of social protection;
  • Today, societies at large are faced with profound transformations, driven by technological innovations, demographic shifts, climate change, globalization, higher labour mobility as well as widespread informality and inequality;

Based on these observations, the Global Social Protection Week called for a set of actions to guarantee universal, comprehensive, adapted and sustainable social protection systems that provide adequate levels of benefits for all.