>> Question 3: What are ILO social security standards?
» Role of international social security standards
Home standards Definition Impact international standards ILO Standards Up to date Standards ILO Convention 102 Principles Tool for extension Impact ILO standards Supervisory mechanisms
The extension of social security is part of a larger strategy of the International Labour Organization which aims at promoting social justice worldwide through the provision of “decent work for all”. One of the ILO’s principal means of action to achieve the realization of this basic human right is the setting of applicable international labour standards.
Standards either take the form of Conventions or Recommendations and cover all areas that concern the objectives of the ILO. Conventions are designed with a view to being ratified. Hence, when an ILO Member state ratifies a Convention, it becomes subject to legally binding international obligations. While Recommendations are not open for ratification, they specify general or technical guidelines and often supplement corresponding Conventions.
>> Question 4 : Which are the up-to-date ILO conventions on social security?