IOE submission to the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations on the 2019 General Survey concerning the ILO Social Protection Floors Recommendation, 2012 (No. 202)
Dear Members and Colleagues,
As in previous years, the IOE filed an important submission with the ILO Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR). This year, the submission is on the ILO Social Protection Floors Recommendation, 2012 (No. 202) (R202).
With this submission, the IOE wishes to contribute, in four parts, to the elaboration by the CEACR of the General Survey 2019 on R202 and the discussion that will take place in 2019 in the ILO Conference Committee on the Application of Standards (CAS):
- This submission briefly discusses the concept of Social Protection Floors (SPF) and the key content of R202.
- It outlines the approaches to implementing the basic requirements of R202.
- It highlights the main changes in the world of work, as well as the challenges and opportunities they pose for the implementation of R202.
- It sets out the importance of implementing R202 for business.
This submission also provides the CEACR with an employers’ perspective on how R202 could be implemented in law and in practice.
The discussion of the General Survey on R202 is very timely in contributing to the Centenary of the ILO and to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal No. 1, which directly refers to SPF. In particular, Target 1.3 reads: “Implement nationally appropriate social protection systems and measures for all, including floors, and by 2030 achieve substantial coverage of the poor and the vulnerable”.
María Paz Anzorreguy