ILO Experts Helped for Lithuania to Prepare for the Ratification of the ILO Convention Concerning Minimum Standards of Social Security


2019 02 28


On 26-27 February social protection experts from the International Labour Organization (ILO) met with the specialists from the Ministry of Social Security and Labour and the Ministry of Health to discuss Lithuania’s preparedness for the ratification of the ILO Convention concerning Minimum Standards of Social Security.

This Convention is the flagship of all ILO social security Conventions, as it is the only international instrument, based on basic social security principles, that establishes worldwide-agreed minimum standards for all nine branches of social security: medical care, sickness benefit, unemployment benefit, old-age benefit, employment injury benefit, family benefit, maternity benefit, invalidity benefit, and survivors′ benefit.

Vice-minister of social security and labour Mrs Eglė Radišauskienė welcomed the experts by highlighting Lithuania’s willingness to ratify this Convention and committing to implement the requirements indicated in the Convention. However, it is important to ensure that the standard is adaptable to the labour relations of the modern society.

During the meetings attention was focused on the possible ways to increase the effectiveness of the social benefits under the ILO Convention. The ratification of the Convention would prove Lithuania’s commitment to protecting workers and their social rights.