Social security for all
The ILO Social Protection Floors Recommendation, 2012 (No.202) reaffirms the universal right to access to essential services, in particular health and social protection benefits with a view to preventing or alleviating poverty, vulnerabilities, and social exclusion, and preserving the dignity of all members of a society, including older persons. However, global estimates show that only 25% of people have adequate social protection coverage.

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Upcoming Courses
ISSA guidelines on information and communication technology

Information Communication Technology (ICT) is a crucial component of social security systems, contributing to increasing their quality and performance. This course is designed to develop the capacities of social protection professionals in the implementation, reform and governance of Information Communication Technology for social security systems. The principal aim will be to impart the skills required to find concrete solutions to social security systems through the use of ICT, focusing on ISSA's guidelines on Information and Communication Technology in two main areas: (1) governance and management, and (2) key technologies. Read More

Enrolment deadline: 08 May 2015

Code: A908122

When: 08 Jun 2015 - 12 Jun 2015

Venue: Turin Centre

Language: English

ISSA guidelines on investment of social security funds

Investing social security funds appropriately and responsibly requires a firm grasp of the underlying concepts and principles of investment. This course will allow participants to expand their knowledge and abilities through focusing on ISSA's Guidelines on Investment of Social Security Funds, with an overview of (1) investment governance principles, (2) investment governance structures, (3) common processes and (4) processes specific to internal and external investment management. Participants will learn best practices in investing a social security fund from implementation to monitoring of an investment policy. Read More

Enrolment deadline: 24 Jun 2015

Code: A908123

When: 22 Jun 2015 - 26 Jun 2015

Venue: Turin Centre

Language: English

Estrategias para la implementación de pisos de protección social en América Latina

El objetivo de este programa es el fortalecimiento de las capacidades de diagnóstico, análisis y definición de programas para la implementación y desarrollo de pisos de protección social. Read More

Enrolment deadline: 07 Aug 2015

Code: A258124

When: 03 Aug 2015 - 07 Aug 2015

Venue: Lima, Peru

Language: Spanish


The Centre hosted a high-level governmental delegation from the Republic of the Congo

On Thursday, 11 September, the Turin Centre welcomed Mr Serge Zoniaba, Minister of Technical and Vocational Education, Skills Training and Employment of the Republic of the Congo, accompanied by Mr Auxence Léonard Okombi, general director of skills training and employment and technical advisor to the chairman of the African Association of Public Employment Services and the Minister of Labour. Read More


Social Protection, Governance and Tripartism

The Social Protection, Governance and Tripartism Programme aims at disseminating knowledge and good practices worldwide. It contributes to institutional capacity building by providing training courses and other learning events, both in Turin and in various other regions, for ILO constituents, staff from UN agencies and other development partners and stakeholders.