Ressources on Employment Promotion in the Arab States

  1. 6,000 years of history brought back to life

    12 April 2022

    The historic Erbil Citadel in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq dates back at least 6,000 years. The ILO joined forces with the EU, UNESCO and local partners to preserve national heritage, while promoting decent work for residents and Syrian refugees through labour-intensive approaches. ILO’s Deputy Regional Director for Arab States recently visited the site to inspect ongoing renovation works.

  2. New programme phase to boost the resilience of the most vulnerable in Yemen

    30 March 2022

    Deputy Regional Director for Arab States Peter Rademaker says a new phase of a multi-agency programme, funded by the EU and Sweden, will be vital in boosting livelihoods, food security and climate adaptation in Yemen.

  3. ILO and UNICEF join forces to support youth through job search activities in Jordan

    28 March 2022

    With support from the Government of the Netherlands, the collaboration will build the capacity of 300 Syrian and Jordanian youth on job search and employability related skills. 


  4. ILO supports key partners to deliver employment and career guidance in Lebanon

    17 March 2022

    A three-day training focused on ILO’s “Career Guidance and Employment Services: How to Choose my Future Profession,” a training tool for institutions providing employment and career guidance for jobseekers.

  5. Fragility Forum: Economic Opportunities for the Forcibly Displaced

    15 March 2022

    Maha Katta, ILO Senior Resilience and Crisis Response Specialist for Arab States joins the World Bank and UNHCR to discuss the development approach to forced displacement, with a focus on refugees and host communities in Jordan.

  6. A new partnership to boost productivity and employment of small and medium enterprises in the agro-food sector

    21 February 2022

    The ILO and the Jordan Chamber of Industry have partnered in an initiative, supported by the Government of the Netherlands, to enhance the productivity and resilience of agro-food SMEs employing or serving refugees and host community members.

  7. ILO builds capacities of financial service providers to expand the scope and market of their services to forcibly displaced and host communities in Iraq

    18 February 2022

    With the support of the Government of the Netherlands, the initiative seeks to contribute to devising durable solutions for forcibly displaced and host communities in Iraq through improving their financial inclusion and opportunities for more and better employment opportunities.

  8. ILO promotes productivity on Lebanon farms through modern greenhouse initiative

    22 December 2021

    The ILO is piloting an initiative to test the impact of modern greenhouses on productivity and working conditions on selected farms in Lebanon, which have been affected by the financial and economic crisis in the country.

  9. ILO, IOM collaborate to improve business development services for small enterprises in Iraq

    29 November 2021

    Under the new collaboration, the ILO has introduced its advanced entrepreneurship and business management training programme, Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB), to selected staff of IOM, to enable them to deliver the programme to IOM-supported existing and potential entrepreneurs.

  10. Launch of Iraq Reports: Informality Diagnostic and The State of Vulnerable Workers and Small-Scale Enterprises in Iraq Eight Months into the COVID-19 Pandemic

    The event will be an opportunity to present key findings and their implications on the transition to the formal economy in Iraq.