Resources on Social security in the Arab States

  1. Recovery of Arab economies accelerating, with projections of hundreds of thousands of new green jobs

    24 May 2023

    Regional Director for Arab States Ruba Jaradat led an ILO delegation to the 49th Arab Labour Conference in Cairo, where she highlighted major labour market dynamics and trends globally and in the Arab region.

  2. Financial Assessment Report for the National Social Security Fund in Lebanon - Executive Summary

    17 May 2023

    The main objectives of this study are to conduct an assessment of the Financial Position of the National Social Security Fund (“NSSF”) as of YE2020, identify (and where possible) quantify significant financial risks the NSSF may be exposed to, and produce a high-level five-year cash-flow projection for each of the NSSF’s three branches.

  3. Is the social protection system for private sector workers in the Occupied Palestinian Territory fit for purpose?

    17 May 2023

    Key insights from a recent evaluation show gaps with existing employer liability schemes

  4. Urgent reforms are needed to restore adequate coverage by Lebanon’s National Social Security Fund

    17 May 2023

    A study by the ILO Regional Office for the Arab States outlines the results of a first-of-its-kind assessment of the financial situation of Lebanon’s National Social Security Fund.

  5. © Council of Representatives 2024

    Iraq invests in building a social security system that protects workers

    17 May 2023

    Iraq’s parliament votes for new social security law, introducing far-reaching reforms to the social security system for private-sector workers.

  6. Extensive Palestinian national dialogue on revised social security draft law begins

    15 May 2023

    Palestinian stakeholders begin two months of discussions on key proposed reforms to the social security law aimed at enhancing good governance, financial sustainability and equity of the system.

  7. Recent study by Economic Policy Institute MAS highlights limitations in Social Protection for workers in the OPT

    09 May 2023

  8. ILO analysis finds Palestinian income dynamics require more inclusive social protection approaches

    08 May 2023

    New analysis shows that income poverty in the Occupied Palestinian Territory is not a static concept, with nearly half of the original 'poor' households no longer being classified as such within a 5-year period.

  9. ILO and partners celebrate Iraq’s ratification of flagship ILO Social Security Convention (C102)

    An event was organised at the historical site of Beit Alhikmah in Baghdad, bringing together a wide spectrum of partners who are working closely with the Government of Iraq to reform social protection.

  10. Iraq and ILO intensify efforts to strengthen social security system, in light of recent ratification of ILO flagship Social Security Convention (C102)

    24 March 2023

    Supporting the process to ensure the extension of social security coverage to workers in the private sector has been one of ILO’s key priorities under a European Union funded programme to reform social protection in Iraq.