Social security

Private sector social security scheme proposed in the occupied Palestinian territory

A social security scheme developed by the ILO through a participatory process with workers, employers and government officials will be presented and discussed with decision makers involved in social security policy.

The ILO’s Regional Office for Arab States actuarial team will present a draft social security scheme to cover private sector workers in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) at a workshop attended by workers’ and employers’ organizations, as well as government officials. The three-day workshop will focus on international social security principles and how these can apply in the oPt under the proposed scheme.  

The ILO's proposed social security scheme is the result of a collaborative tripartite consultation with workers, employers and government officials, as well as other relevant stakeholders. The workshop is part of the ILO project entitled “Establishing a Social Security System for Private Sector Workers,” which aims to supporting efforts by government, workers and employers in the occupied Palestinian territory to reform labour laws, establish adequate social protection and enhance social dialogue.

The workshop will also act as a preparatory event for the official unveiling of the draft social security scheme based on the ILO's actuarial assessment of the private sector in the oPt to the National Tripartite Social Security Committee on December 2, 2013.