Resources on Social security in the Arab States

  1. ILO and Jordan pledge to further promote Decent Work

    21 November 2018

    A new Decent Work Country Programme for Jordan sets the framework for ILO support to the country’s workers, employers and the Government till 2022.

  2. Building Social Protection Floors with the ILO - Social Protection Study Tour to Oman

    01 February 2018

    With the assistance of the International Labour Organization (ILO) within the framework of the South-South and Triangular Cooperation, a study tour was arranged in December 2017 for members of the Palestinian Social Security Corporation (PSSC) to the Public Authority for Social Insurance (PASI) in the Sultanate of Oman as part of a strategic plan to develop the necessary knowledge and skills of the Board of Directors and key managers of the PSSC to be able to effectively implement the new Palestinian social security law and its social security schemes.

  3. Building Social Protection Floors with the ILO - Social Protection Study Tour to Jordan

    01 February 2018

    With the assistance of the ILO within the framework of the South- South and Triangular Cooperation, a study tour was organized in September 2017 for members of the Palestinian Social Security Corporation (PSSC) to the Jordanian Social Security Corporation (JSSC) in Jordan as part of a strategic plan to develop the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively implement the new Palestinian social security law and its social security schemes.

  4. Building Social Protection Floors with the ILO - Social Protection Study Tour to Algeria

    01 February 2018

    With the assistance of the ILO within the framework of the South-South and Triangular Cooperation, a study tour was arranged in December 2017 for members of the Palestinian Social Security Corporation (PSSC) to the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security (MTESS) in Algeria as part of a strategic plan to develop the necessary knowledge and skills of the Board of Directors and key managers of the PSSC to be able to effectively implement the new Palestinian social security law and its social security schemes.

  5. Kuwait pledges $0.5 million in continued annual support for ILO activities in the Palestinian Territory

    22 January 2018

    A new grant from Kuwait to the ILO will promote decent work and social justice in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, bringing the total of Kuwait’s contributions to ILO efforts in the Arab States region to US$ 5 million since 2009.

  6. Reforming the End of Service Indemnity scheme in Lebanon’s private sector into a pension system for old-age, disability and survivors

    01 January 2018

    The project aims to establish a pension system for private sector workers to provide periodic benefits in case of old-age, disability and death.

  7. Iraq’s Deputy Minister of Labour: the new social security law will help support the private sector and strengthen workers’ rights

    21 December 2017

    On the sidelines of a workshop for high-level Iraqi officials organized by the ILO to support the Government of Iraq in drafting its new social security law, we speak to Iraq’s Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Abdel Karim Al-Janabi on the importance of the new law which, once adopted, will be the first to cover all public and private sector workers in Iraq.

  8. ILO supports Iraq in developing new social security law

    21 December 2017

    A tripartite workshop for high-level Iraqi officials was the last in a series of events organized by the ILO to support the Government of Iraq in drafting its new social security law, which, once adopted, will be the first to cover all public and private sector workers in Iraq.

  9. Developing trade unions capacities to promote social protection floor in Iraq

    04 August 2017

    The workshop objective is to bring together the Leaders of the four main national trade union centers to discuss the unions’ policy and future strategy in relation to social protection and the new draft law.

  10. First Palestinian social security system for private sector workers ready to be rolled out

    06 July 2017

    Establishing an independent Social Security Institution will enable the Occupied Palestinian Territory to roll out its first ever social security system to cover private sector workers and their families.