Decent Work in Arab States
09 June 2017
The ILO and tripartite partners sign a Memorandum of Understanding on the sidelines of the International Labour Conference in Geneva to develop new Oman Decent Work Country Programme for 2017-2019.
26 April 2017
The Tripartite Arab Meeting on the Future of Work brought together government, worker and employer representatives, along with youth and private sector leaders, to explore the forces transforming the world of work in Arab States, and to discuss the best policies and actions needed to create a better future of work.
13 April 2017
Over six years into the Syria conflict, Syrian refugees in Lebanon and the local communities hosting them are finding it difficult to cope with the dire economic and labour market challenges brought about by the influx of vast numbers of refugees. ILO Director-General Guy Ryder visited Lebanon’s Beqaa Valley to meet first-hand some of those affected by the crisis.
Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region Conference
05 April 2017
The ILO, in partnership with UNDP and WFP, launches a report which focuses on expanding economic opportunities for Syrian Refugees and host Communities in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Turkey.
03 April 2017
The meeting was held at the presidential Baabda Palace in the capital Beirut, during Ryder’s first official visit to Lebanon
31 March 2017
In a region facing a unique set of challenges, International Labour Organization (ILO) Regional Director for Arab States Dr. Ruba Jaradat says Arab governments, workers and employers must work together to ensure a future of decent work and social justice.
ILO’s Ruba Jaradat: We must create decent jobs, not any jobs, for Syrian refugees and host communities
23 January 2017
The ILO’s Regional Director for Arab States Ruba Jaradat participated in a high-level panel on jobs and economic opportunities during the Helsinki Conference on Supporting Syrians and the Region from 23-24 January, at which the UN appealed for over $4.6 billion to help Syrians and host communities.
23 January 2017
The ILO has partnered with the National Employment and Training Company to help Syrian refugees and Jordanians working in the construction sector upgrade their professional expertise and obtain accredited skills certificates. The programme includes four weeks of practical and theoretical work in professions such as floor layering, painting, plastering, plumbing and interior decoration. The footage used in this video is amateur footage captured by the workers themselves.
ILO’s Ruba Jaradat: innovation, policy reform and labour rights key to boosting growth and job creation in MENA region
11 January 2017
ILO Regional Director for Arab States Ruba Jaradat participated in high-level panel organized by the International Finance Corporation, and held on the sidelines of the World Bank/ IMF Annual Meeting in October 2016, under the title “Growth and job creation: skills and entrepreneurship for youth in the MENA region.” In the following video excerpts from the panel discussion, Jaradat speaks on world-of-work issues such as job creation, policy reforms, labour market fragility, women’s economic participation, and empowering the private sector in the Arab region.
20 December 2016
ILO Director-General Guy Ryder presented his report entitled “Building an inclusive future with decent work: Towards sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific,” at the 16th Asia and the Pacific Meeting (APRM) in Bali, Indonesia last month. At an APRM plenary sitting, the ILO’s Regional Director for Arab States Ruba Jaradat summarized the main findings of the report in this presentation of data and info-graphic slides.