Unfortunately, the main beneficiary countries in the region, which are also the richest in the region – Cameroon, Gabon, Senegal – have not ratified the CIPRES convention on social security. Therefore, the CIPRES agreement can only have a marginal impact. The Uniform Law contains provisions for long-term benefits for old age and retirement, disability, illness and death of a family member under the social security schemes of GCC member states. Those who are entitled to this insurance coverage are nationals of one GCC member state, workers employed in another GCC Member State, persons subject to the social security legislation of their working country if they are nationals of that country and persons subject to their country`s social security legislation when employment was exercised in that country. The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is a regional organization made up of 14 countries in the Caribbean region. The Caricom Convention on Social Security was adopted in 1996 and has been ratified by 13 countries since then. In 2009, a protocol amending two provisions of the agreements was concluded and four countries ratified it. The CARICOM agreement does not contain an administrative agreement and contains only one administrative entity called a “committee” to deal with all administrative concerns. The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) consists of six countries bordering the Arabian Gulf, a region where there is a significant movement of workers.
Nevertheless, most countries in the region limit social security to their own nationals. To address this problem, the GCC implemented in 2006 the single law on the extension of insurance coverage for GCC nationals working outside their country in one of the Council Member States. Unlike other multilateral agreements that specifically define the terms of social security agreements, the GCC`s Single Insurance Coverage Protection Act proposes social security models for possible reflection. The CARICOM Convention meets the five objectives of the social security agreement and covers all salaried and non-salaried workers who are or have been subject to the social security legislation of one of the signatory states and territories, their relatives and survivors, regardless of their nationality.