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Objectives: The Issue Based Coalition on Social Protection in the Arab Region/MENA (the IBC/SP) aims to facilitate effective, timely and coordinated efforts to promote a better understanding of current and emerging issues on Social Protection in the Arab Region/MENA, foster dialogue and collaboration between different relevant stakeholders to support Social Protection in line with the SDG agenda, UN social protection principles and standards. The IBC/SP will support Member States (through UN country team wherever relevant) in the design, implementation and monitoring of Social Protection systems, and to align Social Protection policies with relevant global frameworks, most noticeably the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Co-Conveners: UNICEF and ILO

Members: ESCWA, FAO, ILO, IOM, UNDP, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNOPS, UNRWA, UN Women, WHO, WFP and the UN Development Coordination Office.