Resources on Social security in the Arab States

  1. Not With Us, Not For Us: Inclusive Partnerships for Reform

    19 July 2023

    Under a European Union funded programme to reform social protection, the ILO is providing technical assistance to support efforts that strengthen the adequacy, coverage and sustainability of the social protection system in Iraq.

  2. Workshop explores policy solutions for end-of-service indemnity (EOSI) system in Kuwait

    17 July 2023

    The workshop aimed to inform dialogue around the limitations of current EOSI scheme, and involved workers, employers and relevant government entities in Kuwait in the identification of appropriate policy solutions at the national level.

  3. Cash Allowances to Persons with Disabilities in Lebanon: Position Paper

    06 July 2023

  4. Involvement and Participation of Organizations of Persons with Disabilities: Position Paper

    06 July 2023

  5. Call issued for involving persons with disabilities in social protection policymaking in Lebanon

    06 July 2023

    The call was made by Lebanese organizations for persons with disabilities in partnership with the ILO, at a joint event which presented a working model for disability inclusion in social protection policymaking and programming.

  6. The ILO and UK strengthen their support to social protection in Jordan

    29 June 2023

    New UK funding supports ILO technical assistance to enhance the social security rights of vulnerable workers in the country by extending social security coverage.

  7. Reforming end-of-service indemnity for migrant workers in Member States of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC)

    23 June 2023

    Policy options for the progressive realization of international social security standards

  8. Review of National Social Protection Legislation and Legal Frameworks for Migrant Workers in the Gulf Countries

    23 June 2023

    Extending social protection to migrant workers in the Gulf Countries

  9. Living with disabilities in Lebanon

    21 June 2023

    A snapshot assessment of basic needs, social protection and employment gaps.

  10. Extending social protection to migrant workers in Gulf countries: State of play and next steps for reform?

    This event examined social protection challenges faced by migrant workers in the Gulf countries, and provided insights on legal provisions and potential avenues for reform.