Resources on social protection

  1. High unemployment rates to worsen despite optimistic economic outlook in Arab States

    20 February 2024

    While many economies in the Arab States region continue their post-pandemic recovery, recovery of the labour market lags behind, requiring concerted efforts to intensify diversification and to create jobs in more resilient sectors, a new ILO report finds.

  2. © Ramasomanana / UNICEF 2024

    1.4 billion children globally missing out on basic social protection, according to latest data

    14 February 2024

    Fewer than 1-in-10 children in low-income countries have access to child benefits, leaving them vulnerable to disease, education gaps, poor nutrition, poverty and inequality.

  3. ILO-trained outreach officials boost social security registration among wage workers in Jordan

    12 February 2024

    The capacity-building initiative supports the extension of social security rights of Jordanian and non-Jordanian workers–including refugees

  4. Navigating hardship: Lebanon's agricultural workers in the absence of social protection

    08 February 2024

    No rest in old age. The story of Chawki Boustani, who is still farming at 91.

  5. © Ramasomanana / UNICEF 2024

    The transformative potential of expanding child benefits coverage to eliminate child poverty

  6. © ILO 2024

    My work with earthquake survivors in Türkiye gives me purpose

    06 February 2024

    When multiple earthquakes struck Türkiye and Syria on 6 February 2023, Jin Dawod set to work matching survivors with therapists through her platform Peace Therapist. A Syrian refugee living in Türkiye, she knows first-hand how critical psycho-social support is to help people recover from trauma.

  7. Cabo Verde officially joins the Global Accelerator supported by the Government of Portugal

    02 February 2024

    The government of the Republic of Cabo Verde has officially confirmed its interest to join the Global Accelerator on Jobs and Social Protection for Just Transitions aiming to create synergies between integrated policy solutions, increase investments, and improve multilateral cooperation on decent jobs and universal social protection.

  8. Advancing social protection for migrant workers in the GCC countries: New ambition emerges from discussion at the Global Forum for Migration and Development Summit

    01 February 2024

    Officials, experts and partners participated in ILO-led conversation exploring pathways toward the progressive extension of social protection to migrant workers in the Gulf region.

  9. Video recording of the webinar

    31 January 2024

    Employment Injury Protection: A global webinar for preparing reports and comments for the General Survey (18 October 2023)

  10. ILO joins a regional network meeting on the social and solidarity economy in Asia and the Pacific

    31 January 2024

    The regional conference showcased the landscape of social and solidarity economy actors contributing towards the Sustainable Development Goals and strengthened the regional network on the social and solidarity economy in Asia-Pacific region.