Resources on Social security in the Arab States

  1. Decent Work Country Programme Iraq: Recovery and Reform (2019-2023)

    17 February 2020

  2. ILO mobile work permit units: connecting workers with employment services

    20 January 2020

    Many workers in agriculture and construction in Jordan work in remote locations and have few transportation options. This prevents them from accessing much-needed employment services and support. The ILO and partners have launched mobile work permit units bringing these services closer to the workers themselves.

  3. ILO Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Jordan - 2019 - A Year in Review

    23 December 2019

  4. Advancing decent work under the Jordan Compact: Work permits and their impact on decent work for Syrian workers in Jordan

    17 December 2019

    The overall objective of the research is to contribute to and advance the evidence base on the impact of work permit regulations and procedures governing Syrians’ access to the labour market in Jordan and feed into advocacy and policymaking. 


  5. Iraq and ILO pledge to further decent work in the country

    03 December 2019

    The International Labour Organization and tripartite partners sign the country’s first Decent Work Programme at a ceremony in Baghdad.

  6. Video: Advancing decent work in Jordan’s agriculture sector: A compliance model

    03 December 2019

    Together with partners, the ILO is implementing a project which seeks to improve the living and working conditions of agriculture workers – Jordanian, refugee and migrant workers - through a compliance model that strengthens productivity, national labour legislation and adheres to international labour standards.

  7. Norwegian Prime Minister meets Syrian refugees, ILO officials to examine impact of employment on refugees in Jordan

    21 October 2019

    The meeting was part of a two-day visit to Jordan by Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg.

  8. Jordan holds first national conference on labour inspection

    23 August 2019

    Organised by the ILO, the conference focused on ways to advance labour inspection in Jordan’s agricultural sector.

  9. Kuwait pledges further funds to support ILO activities in the Palestinian Territory

    05 July 2019

    A new $0.5 million grant from Kuwait to the ILO will promote decent work and social justice in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, bringing the total of Kuwait’s annual contributions to ILO efforts in the Arab States region to US$ 5.5 million since 2009.

  10. Advancing Decent Work in Jordan’s Agriculture Sector: A compliance model

    27 June 2019

    This project seeks to advance decent work and the status of agriculture workers – Jordanian, refugee and migrant workers - through a compliance model that strengthens productivity, national labour legislation and adheres to international labour standards.