Length Length

4 modules, accessible at any time

Effort Effort

2-3 hours per week

Price Price

FREE

Languages Languages

English

Video Transcripts Video Transcripts

English

Prerequisites Prerequisites

None

Requirements Requirements

An internet connection to access course materials

HUMAN RIGHTS AND SOCIAL PROTECTION
are a

SOCIO-ECONOMIC NECESSITY

HUMAN RIGHTS AND SOCIAL PROTECTION
COMMUNITIES ARE AT THE CENTER
of

DEVELOPING BETTER SOCIAL PROTECTION COVERAGE

COMMUNITIES ARE AT THE CENTER
COMPREHENSIVE SOCIAL PROTECTION SYSTEMS
are a

RIGHT FOR ALL

COMPREHENSIVE SOCIAL PROTECTION SYSTEMS
SOCIAL PROTECTION
is closely linked to

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

SOCIAL PROTECTION

Overview

This course is self-paced – you can enroll immediately and complete the course materials at any time before August 31, 2023.

Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security (Art. 22 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights), regardless of where they live or who they are, simply because they are human beings. This MOOC provides an introduction to social protection, its main concepts, needs for social protection and coverage over the life cycle, the basics of the design and implementation of social protection systems, including floors, and the central role of social protection in confronting the major challenges that the world is facing.

The MOOC enables learners to understand the key social protection concepts and the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to social protection. It also provides participants with critical insights into policy options and social protection strategies in the context of decent work and general socio-economic development.

This MOOC was developed by International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with the French National Social Security School (EN3S in French) and the SDG Academy. It builds on ILO knowledge and field experience on the development of universal social protection systems based on the application of international social security standards, particularly the Social Security (Minimum Standards) Convention, 1952 (No. 102), and the Social Protection Floors Recommendation, 2012 (No. 202). .

By joining the course learners are invited to develop critical insights into policy options and social protection strategies in the context of decent work and general socio-economic development!

structure

  • Pre-recorded lectures
  • Readings
  • Activities
  • Quizzes 

Lead Faculty

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    Gilbert F. Houngbo

    International Labour Organization (ILO)

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    Shahra Razavi

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    Valérie Schmitt

    International Labour Organization (ILO)

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    Catalina Devandas Aguilar

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    Céline Peyron Bista

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    Christina Behrendt

    International Labour Organization (ILO)

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    Clara Van Panhuys

    International Labour Organization (ILO)

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    David Stewart

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    Dominique Libault

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    Guy Ryder

    International Labour Organization

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    Helmut Schwarzer

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    Ian Orton

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    Kroum Markov

    International Labour Organization (ILO)

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    Loveleen De

    International Labour Organization (ILO)

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    Lou Tessier

    International Labour Organization (ILO)

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    Maribel Ortiz

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    Marie-Christina Dankmeyer

    International Labour Organization (ILO)

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    Moussa Oumarou

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    Raúl Ruggia Frick

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    Samia Kazi Aoul

    International Labour Organization (ILO)

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    Patience Matandiko

    International Labour Organization (ILO)

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    Simeon Bond

This course is for

Anyone new to the idea of social protection who wants to understand what is the concept of universal social protection and how countries ensure that everyone have access to health care and income guarantee over the life cycle;

Graduate students and advanced undergraduate students interested in the key concepts and practices of sustainability and how countries design, implement and manage their social protection systems;

Key actors engaged in the field of sustainable development at a local, regional or international level , including those who work in corporate sustainability and responsibility and who want to understand the role of social protection to face the current challenges of a world in transformation;

Practitioners and professionals engaged in human rights and social protection advocacy, who want to refresh their knowledge on the key concepts on social protection and what  human right and social protection entails and the state of social protection coverage around the world;.

Questions?

Course logistics and requirements

This course is self-paced. All course components are available now and can be completed at any time that is convenient for the students. Please note that this course is not facilitated by a course team. We encourage students to engage with one another via the discussion forum. Any specific questions can be sent to the SDG Academy team at courses@sdgacademy.org.

Certificates

Learners who successfully complete the course will be eligible to purchase a Verified Certificate signed by the course instructors.

syllabus

Introduction: Universal social protection at the crossroads.

Universal social protection at the crossroads.

Module 1: Social protection: A human right, but not a reality yet all over the world

Chapter 1: Social protection: A human right, socio-economic necessity and cornerstone of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Chapter 2: Social protection around the world: Who is covered against what, how and where?

Module 2: Universal social protection over the life cycle.

Chapter 1: Building comprehensive social protection systems with a solid social protection floor

Chapter 2: Social health protection and access to health care without hardship for all

Chapter 3: Social protection for families

Chapter 4: Social protection and risks during the working life

Chapter 5: Social protection during old age

Chapter 6: Long-term care

Module 3: From social protection policies to solid and inclusive social protection systems.

Chapter 1: A shared vision to build social protection systems

Chapter 2: Ensuring gender-responsiveness and disability-inclusiveness

Chapter 3: Financing social protection

Chapter 4: Coordination within and beyond social protection systems

Chapter 5: Good governance of social protection systems

Module 4: Social protection in a changing world.

Chapter 1: Making work decent

Chapter 2: Social protection across countries

Chapter 3: Social protection and climate change

Chapter 4: Social protection at the crossroads: Shaping the future of social protection

Conclusion: This course enables learners to understand the key social protection concepts and the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to social protection