Resources on Social security in the Arab States

  1. A Social Protection Emergency Response

    23 December 2020

    A Bridge Toward a Comprehensive National Social Protection Plan - Expert Group Position Paper

  2. ILO’s engagement on Social Protection Reform in Lebanon

    23 December 2020

    Workers, experts and academics, as well as organizations for the elderly and for people with disabilities, have come together to voice their needs and recommendations for a comprehensive social protection reform in Lebanon.

  3. Hurtling toward a precipice: with no parachute attached

    07 December 2020

    Making the case for immediate establishment of social guarantees in Lebanon. By Yukie Mokuo, UNICEF Representative in Lebanon, and Ruba Jaradat, ILO Regional Director for Arab States.

  4. Iraq Decent Work Country Programme Update

    09 November 2020

    Overview of ILO-Iraq progress towards Decent Work for all.

  5. ILO: Jordan’s maternity protection regulation key step forward

    23 October 2020

    Newly-endorsed regulation seeks to empower and retain working mothers in labour force

  6. How decent work supports Jordan’s most vulnerable communities

    20 October 2020

    A programme implemented by the ILO and supported by Germany through the German Development Cooperation (KfW Development Bank), helps some of the country’s most vulnerable groups, including Jordanian nationals and Syrian refugees.

  7. Oman’s new unemployment insurance scheme will reduce COVID-19 labour market shocks – PASI General Manager

    16 October 2020

    Public Authority for Social Insurance (PASI) General Manager Dr. Faisal Abdullah Al Farsi speaks to the ILO on Oman’s long-awaited unemployment insurance scheme.

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    Oman institutes its first unemployment insurance scheme

    16 October 2020

    Through a royal decree, Oman institutes a long-awaited unemployment insurance scheme, developed by the Public Authority for Social Insurance with support from the ILO.

  9. Vulnerable workers hardest hit by COVID-19 fallout in fragile Arab states

    13 October 2020

    Assessments show spike in job and income losses and limited financial capacities to deal with the crisis, making it even harder for vulnerable workers to earn a living.

  10. COVID-19: The multiple and protracted crises impacting labour markets in Arab States- A regional initiative (Event)

    A virtual event, bringing together international development and humanitarian partners and regional tripartite constituents, will discuss findings of assessments on the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable workers and enterprises in Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq.