In the media


  1. Press release

    Asia labour conference opens with strong ILO Arab States participation

    07 December 2016

    ILO’s 16TH Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM) opens in Bali, Indonesia, to set world-of-work agendas in Asia, Pacific and Arab States region for the next five years. Delegates elected Bahrain’s Minister of Labour and Social Development Jameel Humaidan as a Vice Chair.

  2. Press release

    IFC, ILO join forces to support entrepreneurship, boost youth employment in MENA

    10 October 2016

    Partnership aims to develop policies that support entrepreneurship, ensure youth have skills that are required by the market, and encourage more young people to become entrepreneurs.

  3. Press release

    Asia Pacific Group labour ministers meet on sidelines of ILC

    10 June 2016

    Ministers of labour of countries from the Middle East to Australia met to exchange ideas on generating employment for inclusive growth in the wider Asia Pacific region.

  4. Statement

    Address by Ruba Jaradat, ILO Regional Director for Arab States, at the ministerial meeting of the Asia Pacific Group of the ILO (ASPAG,) 105th session of the International Labour Conference, June 2016

    10 June 2016

  5. Future of fair migration

    Realizing a future of fair migration

    08 June 2016

    As migrants fleeing poverty and persecution continue to make headlines around the world, how can we create systems of governance that provide regular and safe migration to meet migrants’ rights and labour market needs? The ILO's Salwa Kanaana discusses with Michelle Leighton, ILO Chief of Migration Branch, and Ruba Jaradat, ILO Regional Director for the Arab States.

  6. Gulf Cooperation Council

    New UAE-ILO programme to set example in developing labour market governance

    23 May 2016

    The ILO and UAE launch a new joint programme to improve labour market information systems and governance in the Gulf State, the first such example of collaboration with the ILO in the Gulf Cooperation Council region.

  7. Statement

    Address by Dr. Ruba Jaradat, ILO Regional Director for Arab States: Launch of the UAE-ILO project “Innovation in labour market governance”

    23 May 2016

  8. Press release

    We can turn challenges to opportunities in Arab labour market - ILO Regional Director

    11 April 2016

    ILO Regional Director for Arab States Ruba Jaradat addressed the one-week Arab Labour Conference during its opening session and met regional ministers and other representatives from the Arab world of work.

  9. Statement

    Ruba Jaradat, ILO Regional Director for the Arab States, at the 43rd Arab Labour Conference

    10 April 2016

  10. News

    ILO Regional Director for Arab States conducts official visit to UAE and Kuwait

    11 March 2016

    ILO Regional Director for Arab States Ruba Jaradat conducts official visit to the UAE and Kuwait, to promote cooperation between the Organization and the two GCC countries.