Resources on Social security in the Arab States

  1. COVID-19: Labour Market Impact and Policy Response in the Arab States

    15 May 2020

    Briefing Note with FAQs

  2. Key Findings: Rapid assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable workers in Jordan

    01 May 2020

    The objective of the assessment was to explore some of the immediate effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the employment situation of workers in Jordan, and provide a baseline for assessing the longer-term impacts on those workers through follow-up surveys in the coming months.

  3. Towards a Coordinated Humanitarian-Development Response to COVID-19 Crisis: Reflections from the Arab Region with an ILO Lens

    22 April 2020

    The multilateral system should support Arab countries to build on humanitarian and development mechanisms and experiences developed in recent years, in order to rapidly and effectively respond to the COVID-19 health, social, and economic crisis in the region.

  4. Kuwait pledges additional funds to support ILO interventions in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

    17 March 2020

    A new contribution from the Kuwait representation in Geneva of US$ 500,000 will help ILO promote decent work and social justice for Palestinian women and men.

  5. Decent Work Country Programme Iraq: Recovery and Reform (2019-2023)

    17 February 2020

  6. ILO mobile work permit units: connecting workers with employment services

    20 January 2020

    Many workers in agriculture and construction in Jordan work in remote locations and have few transportation options. This prevents them from accessing much-needed employment services and support. The ILO and partners have launched mobile work permit units bringing these services closer to the workers themselves.

  7. ILO Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Jordan - 2019 - A Year in Review

    23 December 2019

  8. Advancing decent work under the Jordan Compact: Work permits and their impact on decent work for Syrian workers in Jordan

    17 December 2019

    The overall objective of the research is to contribute to and advance the evidence base on the impact of work permit regulations and procedures governing Syrians’ access to the labour market in Jordan and feed into advocacy and policymaking. 


  9. Iraq and ILO pledge to further decent work in the country

    03 December 2019

    The International Labour Organization and tripartite partners sign the country’s first Decent Work Programme at a ceremony in Baghdad.

  10. Video: Advancing decent work in Jordan’s agriculture sector: A compliance model

    03 December 2019

    Together with partners, the ILO is implementing a project which seeks to improve the living and working conditions of agriculture workers – Jordanian, refugee and migrant workers - through a compliance model that strengthens productivity, national labour legislation and adheres to international labour standards.