Social security resources

December 2023

  1. Investing to empower: Shalimar's journey from victim to champion

    10 December 2023

    Shalimar overcame poverty, gender discrimination, and violence to become a line supervisor at EchoTex Ltd. through the GEAR initiative. Her journey from a factory helper to a leadership role and activist against gender-based violence exemplifies empowerment and the positive impact of investing in women's development.

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    A step for Cambodia towards universal health care

    08 December 2023

    A new social security scheme extending benefits to the self-employed and dependents is an important step towards universal health care in Cambodia explains Oktavianto Pasaribu, Officer-in-Charge/Deputy Director ILO Country Office for Thailand, Cambodia and Lao People’s Democratic Republic.

November 2023

  1. Social security from a Lao farmers’ perspective – Part 2

    29 November 2023

    “With a minimum contribution to Social Security, I can secure my family members”. Airnaud, a coffee farmer from Dong Village, Laongam District in Lao PDR explains why he decided to register in the National Social Security Fund. He finds the minimum monthly contribution of 108,000 kip as being comparable to his daily expenses.

  2. ILO supports the deliberation of law on violence and harassment in the world of work in Timor-Leste

    29 November 2023

    The government of Timor-Leste, with support from the ILO’s Spotlight Initiative project in Timor-Leste, is in the process of finalizing the drafting law on violence and harassment in the world of work.

  3. ILO joins forces with Timor-Leste Trade Union Confederation to end violence against women

    27 November 2023

    The Timor-Leste Trade Union Confederation (KSTL), with support from the ILO Spotlight Initiative in Timor-Leste, has been actively promoted the elimination of violence against women at both community and company levels.

  4. Actuarial work has a direct impact on the public

    27 November 2023

    Reflecting on the tangible effects of actuarial analysis on the public, Shuhada Baharin, Head of Actuarial, Statistics, and Resource Centre in Malaysia, shares insights into the impacts of actuarial work on individuals.

  5. Actuarial work is important!

    27 November 2023

    Shuhada Baharin, Head of Actuarial, Statistics and Resource Centre, Malaysia, reflects on the ILO's actuarial training.

  6. Great timing

    27 November 2023

    Dessy Minarni Bonita, Policy Analyst for Social Insurance and Pension, at the Indonesian Ministry of Finance, shares how the ILO's workshop provides a platform for exchanging strategies and deepening actuarial analysis in time for Indonesia's civil servant's pension and national pension reforms.

  7. Actuarial skills at the forefront!

    27 November 2023

    Actuarial evidence is key for policy recommendations. Daravanh Manivong, Head of Health Insurance Management Division, National Health Insurance Bureau, Ministry of Health of Lao PDR, addressed the vital role of solid actuarial evidence for social security decisions.

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    Actuarial capacity of social security institutions boosted in Asia and the Pacific

    27 November 2023

    Regional actuarial valuation training builds skills and management capacity for social security institutions in the region to support evidence-based policy making.