Resources on Social security in the Arab States

  1. Experts, tripartite constitutes and policymakers join debate on Iraq’s social security environment

    27 October 2022

    Supported by the European Union, a national conference was organised by the ILO and the American University of Iraq-Baghdad, to present research papers which cover various topics related to policies, gaps and opportunities in the creation of an inclusive social security environment in Iraq.

  2. Members of Parliament, Government officials and ILO intensify efforts to strengthen social protection and labour rights in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

    14 September 2022

    With the support of the European Union, officials held a consultation on the draft Labour Law and the draft Social Security Law, followed by a training on social security governance aimed at strengthening capacities of relevant authorities in the field of social security.

  3. Position Paper: Building Iraq’s Social Protection Floor: Framework and Recommendations

    17 August 2022

  4. Building Iraq’s Social Protection Floor: Joint UN paper proposes recommendations to strengthen the adequacy, coverage and equity of the social protection system in Iraq

    17 August 2022

    The paper is part of efforts to facilitate the transition and reform of the social protection system in Iraq.

  5. © UNICEF in Iraq 2024

    Multi-stakeholders committee, convened by the Government and the UN, holds its first meeting to discuss integrated social protection approach in Iraq

    30 June 2022

    Led by the Government of Iraq, the Social Protection Sector Coordination Committee is a new coordination mechanism to accelerate the reform of the social protection sector, with the support of the European Union.

  6. Generation 2050: Turning Iraq’s Demographic ‘Gift’ into an Economic Window of Opportunity

    16 June 2022

  7. Symposium sheds light on Iraq’s social security and protection policies and practices

    28 May 2022

    With the support of the European Union, the symposium was an opportunity to analyse challenges and good practices on key aspects shaping Iraq’s labour market and directions for more inclusive social security systems.

  8. Tailored ILO trainings in Iraq build capacities of inspectors in various fields

    23 May 2022

  9. With support from the European Union, ILO, UNICEF, and WFP partner with the Kurdistan Regional Government to reform social protection

    01 March 2022

    The joint programme contributes to social protection reform by adapting, expanding, and innovating social protection responses to address the immediate needs of women, children, their families, and workers in the informal sector in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  10. ILO and tripartite partners hold consultation on draft social security law in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

    14 February 2022

    During the event, participants examined recommendations based on ILO’s legal assessment of the draft law.