Resources on Social security in the Arab States

  1. © WHO 2024

    Over 60 per cent of employment has been lost in Gaza since start of current conflict

    06 November 2023

    The ILO has issued its first bulletin on the impact of the current Israel-Hamas conflict on the labour market and livelihoods in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.

  2. ILO strengthens work-related protection by enhancing social security rights for Jordanian and Syrian informal workers

    20 October 2023

    The ILO and Jordan’s Social Security Corporation (SSC) opened the registration for the second phase of Estidama++ aiming at extending social security coverage.

  3. ILO and partners discuss efforts to expand social protection in Iraq in light of new Social Security Law

    19 October 2023

    A mutli-stakeholder meeting focused on measures needed to ensure the effective enforcement of the new law by partners working closely to implement a social protection reform programme, with the support of the European Union.

  4. The State of Kuwait, the European Union and the International Labour Organization join efforts to advance Just Transition ahead of COP-28

    28 September 2023

  5. Minister of Social Affairs, the European Union, UNICEF and ILO visited on of the Rights and Access Centres part of the National Disability Allowance programme

    19 September 2023

  6. Operationalizing the humanitarian-development-peace nexus for social protection in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

    18 August 2023

    Efforts to boost coherence between humanitarian and development activities are laying the groundwork for a stronger Palestinian social protection sector.

  7. Estidama++ Fund – Extension of Coverage and Formalization in Jordan

    01 August 2023

    The Estidama++ Fund supports informal workers by aligning with international labor standards, providing subsidies and rewards, and enhancing social security inclusion for vulnerable workers.

  8. ILO Arab States' Strategic Engagement in the Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus: Challenges and Opportunities

    24 July 2023

    This report explores approaches, lessons learned, best practices, and evaluation recommendations from the ILO Regional Office for Arab States’ interventions in the humanitarian, development, and peace nexus (HDPN) space in countries in crisis in the region.

  9. Far-reaching reforms in Oman set new benchmark for social protection in the region

    20 July 2023

    An overview of the key features of the ambitious reforms which fundamentally reshape the social protection landscape in Oman.

  10. Ambitious reforms in Oman pave way to universal social protection

    20 July 2023

    Newly approved legislation, developed with the support of the ILO, radically reshapes the social protection system in the Sultanate and is set to become a reference for countries in the region.