Resources on Social security in the Arab States

  1. Iraq and ILO intensify efforts to strengthen social security system, in light of recent ratification of ILO flagship Social Security Convention (C102)

    24 March 2023

    Supporting the process to ensure the extension of social security coverage to workers in the private sector has been one of ILO’s key priorities under a European Union funded programme to reform social protection in Iraq.

  2. New ILO paper: “Education attainment gap in Iraq and the potential of social protection to reverse it”

    22 March 2023

    A new ILO working paper examines loss of earnings due to Iraq’s education gap and outlines the potential of social protection to address this gap, based on international good practices.

  3. Cost of Inaction: Education Deprivation in Iraq and the Potential of Social Protection to Reverse it

    22 March 2023

  4. ILO holds actuarial training for officials to ensure the sustainability of social security funds in Iraq

  5. Introducing labour and social security laws to university students in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

    06 March 2023

    The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and the ILO hold symposium on introducing labour and social security laws into university teaching curricula.

  6. Multi-stakeholder meeting focuses on the extension of social security to Iraq’s farm workers

    08 February 2023

    Organised by the ILO with the support of the European Union, a meeting with multi-stakeholders in Basra centred around the challenges faced in the inclusion of farm workers in social security coverage and ways to address them.

  7. Capacity building training for ILO constituents boosts efforts to reform social protection in Iraq

    19 January 2023

    The training is part of broader support to Iraq’s constituents in strengthening the social protection system in Iraq.

  8. Norway increases funds for boosting social security for vulnerable workers in Jordan

    12 January 2023

    The new funding for the Estidama++ Fund in Jordan enhances the social security rights of vulnerable workers in the country by extending social security coverage.

  9. Expanding Social insurance for agricultural workers in the Arab region

    04 January 2023

    Creating space for dialogue between agencies and governments in the Middle East and North Africa is critical to identify options for the expansion of social protection for agricultural workers in the region.

  10. Roundtable discussion on the integration of a public works programme in Iraq’s social protection landscape

    19 December 2022

    A roundtable discussion organised by the Ministry of Planning and ILO focused on a new paper that outlines factors and challenges that need to be considered in designing and integrating a public works programme within the social protection landscape in Iraq, in line with the Government of Iraq’s objectives and informed by international best practices.