Resources on Social security in the Arab States

  1. Kuwait contributes US$500,000 to support ILO activities in the occupied Palestinian territory

    01 April 2014

    The State of Kuwait grants the ILO half a million US dollars bringing the State’s total contributions dedicated to promoting decent work and social justice in the occupied Palestinian territory and the Arab States to US$3 million since 2009.

  2. Financial Assessment of the cost of providing health care coverage for Palestinain refugees in Lebanon

    27 February 2014

    The preliminary financial assessment of the cost of providing health care coverage estimates – for the first time – the unutilized contributions of the Palestinians wage earners and their employers to the NSSF. It also projects the possible cost to be incurred if Palestinian workers and their families are provided with health care coverage through the NSSF.

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    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder to open Arab Forum for Development and Employment

    21 February 2014

  4. Statistical Background Note 2013: Rethinking Economic Growth - Towards Productive and Inclusive Arab Societies

    20 December 2013

    This background note presents a compilation of selected demographic, education and labour statistics for the Arab Region. This was prepared as an input to the joint ILO/UNDP report on Rethinking Economic Growth: Towards Productivity and Inclusive Arab Societies.

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    Palestinian Authority to adopt private sector social security scheme by 2015

    02 December 2013

    The National Social Security Committee has unveiled a proposed social security scheme covering pensions, and maternity and employment injury benefits to be financed by both employers and workers

  6. Private sector social security scheme proposed in the occupied Palestinian territory

    A social security scheme developed by the ILO through a participatory process with workers, employers and government officials will be presented and discussed with decision makers involved in social security policy.

  7. ILO Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Jordan – Child Labour

    23 October 2013

    The ILO is stepping up its efforts to work with other UN agencies and national partners to combat the rapidly growing problem of child labour among refugees and, as an important first step, obtaining more data on this phenomenon for future interventions.

  8. Arab labour leaders pledge reform for social justice in a changing region

    26 September 2013

    Pan-Arab conference concludes with recommendations on labour inspection and administration, social dialogue and social protection in efforts to shore up jobs

  9. Arab conference opens with calls to reform labour markets for social justice and employment

    24 September 2013

    The ILO and the Arab Labor Organization join governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations in calling for action to promote sustainable and inclusive labour markets and social justice in the Arab region.

  10. ILO Regional Office for the Arab States Newsletter

    06 August 2013

    June 2013