Resources on Social security in the Arab States

  1. 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.

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

    13 February 2024

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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

    30 January 2024

  6. 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.

  7. Impact of the escalation of hostilities in Gaza on the labour market and livelihoods in the Occupied Palestinian Territory: Bulletin No. 2

    20 December 2023

  8. Palestinian unemployment rate year-on-year is set to nearly double as a result of escalation of hostilities in Gaza

    20 December 2023

    The International Labour Organization and the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics estimate that the ongoing hostilities have wiped out at least 66 per cent of employment in the Gaza Strip.

  9. Statistical Bulletin of Social Protection Indicators in Jordan: 2020-2021

    17 December 2023

    The first Statistical Bulletin of Social Protection Indicators in Jordan is an important first step towards building a comprehensive database of the social protection system in Jordan, to be updated and released on annual basis in the coming years.

  10. Jordan first Arab country to publish a comprehensive Statistical Bulletin for the Social Protection Sector

    17 December 2023

    The Department of Statistics in Jordan, with support from the ILO and the EU, has launched the first statistical bulletin for the social protection sector in Joran and in the Arab region.