Resources on Social security in the Arab States

  1. ILO Response to the Beirut Blast: A decent work approach for quick recovery and job creation

    14 August 2020

    On August 4 2020, a massive explosion ripped through the Port of Beirut, killing hundreds of people and leaving thousands more injured and homeless. The ILO response programme contributes to the UN Flash Appeal under the Emergency Response Framework to address the consequences of the explosion, from immediate needs to recovery and reconstruction.

  2. © MoLSA - KRI 2020

    ILO and Kurdistan Region of Iraq pledge to support formal employment for forcibly displaced persons and host communities

    11 August 2020

    The ILO and the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq sign an agreement to support job creation through the establishment and upscaling of Ministry-run employment service centres.

  3. COVID-19 crisis in Iraq disproportionately affects young workers and the informally employed

    16 July 2020

    A new rapid assessment on the impact of COVID-19 on households and enterprises in Iraq highlights the devastating effects of the pandemic on vulnerable workers and their households and on small-scale businesses.

  4. Rapid Assessment of the Impact of COVID-19 on Vulnerable Populations and Small-Scale Enterprises in Iraq

    16 July 2020

    The objective of the assessment is to highlight the immediate effects of COVID-19 on vulnerable workers and their households, particularly on issues related to employment, income, economic conditions, and prospects for the immediate future. In addition, the assessment addresses the effects of the pandemic on small-scale enterprises, including how they are adapting to the challenges that the pandemic presents and the implications for their employees.

  5. Impact of COVID-19 on Syrian refugees, host communities and enterprises in Jordan and Lebanon

    28 June 2020

    Recent assessments by the ILO highlight emerging challenges facing vulnerable workers and businesses as a result of the pandemic.

  6. Impact of COVID-19 on Syrian refugees and host communities in Jordan and Lebanon

    28 June 2020

    This brief provides evidence of the impact of the pandemic on Syrian refugees and host communities in Jordan and Lebanon, shedding light on some of the most pressing issues facing workers and enterprises.

  7. COVID-19 and the World of Work: Building a better future of work

    28 June 2020

    The ILO will host largest ever online gathering of workers, employers and governments to discuss how to address the economic and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ILO Global Summit (1-2 and 7-9 July 2020) will consist of five regional events and three global events.

  8. ILO’s support to Syrian refugees and host communities: Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt

    26 June 2020

    Within the framework of the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP), the ILO is facilitating equal access to labour markets and promoting decent work for all – prerequisites for enhancing resilience and reducing aid dependency. Building on its universal mandate to promote employment, social dialogue, social protection and international labour standards, the ILO supports the transition to sustainable livelihoods for refugees and host communities alike, transforming displacement into an opportunity for development.

  9. Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Enterprises in Jordan

    25 June 2020

    Based on interviews with 1,190 enterprises across Jordan in late April, this rapid assessment sheds light on the significant impact of COVID-19 and lockdown measures on enterprises and employees in the Kingdom.

  10. Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on enterprises in Jordan

    25 June 2020

    New assessment highlights significant impact of COVID-19 on enterprises and employees in Jordan.