Social protection for migrant workers: Costs and frameworks

Bilateral agreements: A tool for enhancing social protection for migrant workers

'Extension of social protection of migrant domestic workers in Europe' provides an introduction to the ILO's social security mandate and the EU's social security legal framework, exploring how each applies to migrant domestic workers. It also identifies challenges and good practices towards extending social protection to migrant domestic workers in national, bilateral, and multilateral contexts.


The CARICOM Agreement on Social Security was signed in Georgetown, Guyana on 1 March 1996 and came into effect on 1 April 1997. From this date persons can thus apply for benefits under the Agreement.

The Agreement isintended to protect CARICOM Nationals’entitlement to benefits and provide equality of treatment when moving from one country to another.