On the occasion of the International Day of Older Persons, we are launching the report "Social Protection for older persons: Key policy trends and statistics”. The report: (i) provides a global overview of the organization of pension systems, their coverage and benefits, as well as public expenditures on social security, in 178 countries; (ii) analyses trends and recent policies, e.g. extension of coverage in a large number of low- and middle-income countries; (iii) presents the negative impacts of fiscal consolidation and adjustment measures in a number of higher-income economies; and (iv) calls for the expansion of social protection in pursuit of crisis recovery, inclusive development and social justice.
See the report: http://www.ilo.org/global/publications/WCMS_310211/lang--en/index.htm
See the press release: http://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/newsroom/news/WCMS_310210/lang--en/index.htm?shared_from=media-mail
Director Social Protection
International Labour Organization (ILO)
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CH-1211 Geneva 22 Switzerland
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