Resources on Social security in the Arab States

  1. Capacity building training for ILO constituents boosts efforts to reform social protection in Iraq

    19 January 2023

    The training is part of broader support to Iraq’s constituents in strengthening the social protection system in Iraq.

  2. Norway increases funds for boosting social security for vulnerable workers in Jordan

    12 January 2023

    The new funding for the Estidama++ Fund in Jordan enhances the social security rights of vulnerable workers in the country by extending social security coverage.

  3. Roundtable discussion on the integration of a public works programme in Iraq’s social protection landscape

    19 December 2022

    A roundtable discussion organised by the Ministry of Planning and ILO focused on a new paper that outlines factors and challenges that need to be considered in designing and integrating a public works programme within the social protection landscape in Iraq, in line with the Government of Iraq’s objectives and informed by international best practices.

  4. Adopting Public Works in Iraq: Key Design Considerations for an Effective Programme

    11 December 2022

    The objective of this paper is to outline factors and challenges that need to be taken into account in designing and integrating a public works programme within the social protection landscape in Iraq, in line with the Government of Iraq’s objectives and informed by international best practices.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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

    17 August 2022

  8. 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.

  9. © UNICEF in Iraq 2023

    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.

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

    16 June 2022