Resources on Social security in the Arab States

  1. Brighter Future of Work for the Arab Region

    26 April 2017

    The Tripartite Arab Meeting on the Future of Work brought together government, worker and employer representatives, along with youth and private sector leaders, to explore the forces transforming the world of work in Arab States, and to discuss the best policies and actions needed to create a better future of work.

  2. ILO launches high level meeting to discuss the future of work in Arab states

    03 April 2017

    Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, opens the Tripartite Arab Meeting on the Future of Work in Beirut, Lebanon, bringing together government, worker and employer representatives to shed light on forces transforming the world of work in Arab States.

  3. ILO and Lebanon sign agreement to redouble efforts to promote Decent Work

    03 April 2017

    The first Lebanon Decent Work Country Programme will govern ILO support to Lebanon’s workers, employers and the Government.

  4. Social protection in a changing World of Work: Towards a future with social protection for all in the Arab States

    01 April 2017

    This note looks at the ways in which social protection systems in the Arab States will be affected by technological, emographic, economic and environmental changes that are taking place in the world of work. It then examines the key issues as well as the challenges and opportunities which need to be taken into account in future debates, bearing in mind the already existing social protection deficits in the region.

  5. ILO and Jordan renew agreement to join forces to promote Decent Work

    27 January 2017

    Extension of the Decent Work Country Programme will govern ILO support to Jordan’s workers, employers and the Government until the end of 2017.

  6. Jordan Decent Work Country Diagnostic

    24 January 2017

    The objective of this report is to provide a short and comprehensive diagnosis of the work situation in Jordan, with respect to growth, productive employment, and Decent work. Issues of inclusion and equal opportunities are given special attention as they are expected to feature prominently in the Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) extension framework (2016–2017).

  7. ILO Syria Crisis Response Strategy (Update: January 2017)

    20 January 2017

    Within the framework of the Regional Refugee Response and Resilience Plan (3RP), the ILO has adopted a development-focused and employment-driven strategy to support host communities and refugees. The ILO strategy builds on its core mandate to promote employment, social dialogue, social protection and rights at work through contributing to building the resilience of host communities and refugees, strengthening institutional capacities and coordination to eliminate child labour, and supporting evidence-based policy development to ensure an employment-rich national response, embedded in the principles of decent work.

  8. Asia, the Pacific and Arab States: The world of work in numbers

    20 December 2016

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder presented his report entitled “Building an inclusive future with decent work: Towards sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific,” at the 16th Asia and the Pacific Meeting (APRM) in Bali, Indonesia last month. At an APRM plenary sitting, the ILO’s Regional Director for Arab States Ruba Jaradat summarized the main findings of the report in this presentation of data and info-graphic slides.

  9. ILO and GCC Council of Ministers of Labour sign a Plan of Joint Activities

    08 December 2016

    Signing took place on the sidelines of the 16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM), in a move towards more cooperation between the two sides.

  10. Establishing a Social Protection Floor in Jordan: Diagnostic, costing, fiscal space and impact assessment

    30 November 2016

    In line with ILO Recommendation No. 202, the 2012 ILC Resolution on making social protection floors a global reality, and the Jordanian tripartite stakeholders’ endorsement of the social Protection Floor (SPF) initiative, this report assesses the fiscal space available to the government of Jordan to finance social protection programmes.