Resources on Social security in the Arab States

  1. Supported by the European Union, UNICEF, ILO, and WFP hold a landmark social protection workshop with the Government of Iraq to enhance response and accelerate reform

    31 March 2021

    Deputy ministers and senior participants welcomed the close collaboration with international partners and the resulting planned joint programme.

  2. © Mercy Corps 2022

    ILO and the Cash Consortium for Iraq sign MoU to advance the humanitarian-development nexus and improve economic opportunities for vulnerable populations

    29 March 2021

    The collaboration between the agencies builds on existing efforts to accelerate the decent work agenda, including through the expansion of social protection architecture, as well as outlining new areas the partnership can support vulnerable populations in achieving self-reliance.

  3. ILO support to Syrian refugees and host communities: Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt (March 2021)

    18 March 2021

    Within the framework of the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP), the ILO is implementing a development-focused and employment-driven response, which aims to facilitate equal access to labour markets and promote decent work for all.

  4. From conflict to recovery: Promoting decent employment in Iraq

    16 March 2021

    The ILO established its first country coordination office in Baghdad a year ago. Maha Kattaa reflects on her first year in Iraq as country coordinator, and sheds light on how the ILO is working with its partners to promote employment opportunities and decent work in the country.

  5. Impacts of COVID-19 Restrictions on the Formal Private Sector in the Occupied Palestinian Territory 

    12 February 2021

    Authorities have attempted to control the spread of COVID-19 in the Occupied Palestinian Territory through restrictions on movement and economic activity, which are expected to have adverse economic effects. To mitigate these impacts, the Ministry of Labour (MoL) presented a Response Plan with options to support workers among three categories of affected businesses. This report assesses the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on the Palestinian formal private sector, and provides policy options and associated costs to inform potential response measures. 

  6. Opportunities for extending social security coverage in Jordan

    11 February 2021

    New ILO report identifies challenges and opportunities in expanding social security coverage for workers in Jordan.

  7. Review of the draft retirement and social security law in Iraq

    The ILO and representatives from the Government of Iraq will hold a technical meeting to review key findings of actuarial and legal assessments of the draft retirement and social security law currently under consideration by the Parliament, as part of efforts towards establishing a comprehensive social protection system in Iraq.

  8. Social protection in Lebanon: Bridging the immediate response with long-term priorities

    20 January 2021

    This paper serves to complement the Reform, Recovery and Reconstruction Framework (3RF). It draws on the findings of various assessments in the social protection sector, providing concrete recommendations for an integrated crisis response which paves the way for an effective recovery. It links immediate and short term measures with a longer term perspective for the development of a comprehensive social protection system in Lebanon.

  9. Towards a Rights-Based and Comprehensive Social Protection System for Lebanon

    23 December 2020

    Supporting the inclusion and empowerment of persons with disabilities.

  10. Towards a Rights-Based Social Protection System for Lebanon

    23 December 2020

    Ensuring income and dignity in older age and moving towards an inclusive and rights-based social protection system – a call for a rights-based social protection system for Lebanon.