Resources on Social security in the Arab States

  1. Norwegian Ambassador visits Jordanian NGO to witness the positive impact of Estidama++ program on workers and employers

    20 March 2024

    Estidama++ supports SMEs in Jordan to strengthen access to social protection rights

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    Palestinian unemployment rate set to soar to 57 per cent during first quarter of 2024

    18 March 2024

    New estimates show a loss of 507,000 jobs to date, shedding light on how the disruptions to economic life have led to unprecedented losses in employment and livelihoods across the Occupied Palestinian Territory.

  3. Impact of the war in Gaza on the labour market and livelihoods in the Occupied Palestinian Territory: Bulletin No. 3

    18 March 2024

  4. Bahrain takes leap forward in enhancing end-of-service rights for migrant workers

    14 March 2024

    A new provident fund for end-of-service indemnity for migrant workers is established in the Social Insurance Organization as part of GCC-wide reforms to reform social protection systems in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  5. Navigating hardship: Lebanon's agricultural workers in the absence of social protection

    27 February 2024

    The story of Tony Al Hazoury and his struggle for a decent life.

  6. The Government of Lebanon Launches its First National Social Protection Strategy

    13 February 2024

  7. Navigating hardship: Lebanon's agricultural workers in the absence of social protection

    08 February 2024

    No rest in old age. The story of Chawki Boustani, who is still farming at 91.

  8. Advancing social protection for migrant workers in the GCC countries: New ambition emerges from discussion at the Global Forum for Migration and Development Summit

    01 February 2024

    Officials, experts and partners participated in ILO-led conversation exploring pathways toward the progressive extension of social protection to migrant workers in the Gulf region.

  9. Privatizing coverage: Emerging threats to universal healthcare in Lebanon

    30 January 2024

  10. New Pension Scheme at the NSSF in Lebanon explained in 21 Questions and Answers

    24 January 2024

    The Q&A explains key design features of the new pension scheme that will be established at NSSF as per Law 319 passed by Parliament in Lebanon in December 2023, and makes key legal provisions stipulated within the law accessible to prospective insured members. It encompasses matters related to the covered population, eligibility conditions, benefit types and levels, governance, and operational processes.