Resources on Social security in the Arab States

  1. 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.

  2. Iraq Decent Work Country Programme Update

    09 November 2020

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

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Social protection responses to the COVID-19 crisis in the MENA/Arab States region

    01 October 2020

    This policy brief provides a summary of the main social protection measures that were adopted by the countries in the MENA/Arab States region in immediate response to the pandemic. The brief maps the social protection measures, benefits and services which were provided by the governments and UN agencies for nationals and non-nationals, including refugees, of 21 countries in the region.

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

    01 October 2020

    Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ILO in the Arab States has been leading a regional initiative to better understand the impact of the crisis on vulnerable workers, including Syrian refugees and host community members and on enterprises. This is being done through a series of rapid assessments conducted jointly with humanitarian and development partners in Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon - three Arab States which host a large number of Syrian refugees.