Ressources on Employment Promotion in the Arab States

  1. Creating decent job opportunities through applying Employment Intensive Approaches at Cultural Heritage Conservation activities

    24 November 2021

    The project aims to safeguard and rehabilitate cultural heritage sites in northern Iraq, through applying Employment Intensive Approaches in construction activities, including clearance, maintenance, consolidation, site development and presentation. Jobs created through this project target both Iraqis and Syrian refugees.

  2. Workshop: National Employment Policy to facilitate job creation and decent work in Iraq

    11 November 2021

    Government officials, social partners and other relevant stakeholders discuss development of a national employment policy for Iraq, with ILO support.

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    Lebanon Minister of Labour visits ILO for talks on new government decent work priorities

    02 November 2021

    Lebanon’s newly appointed Minister of Labour has met with ILO Regional Director for the Arab States Dr. Ruba Jaradat to outline cooperation on the ILO’s Decent Work Agenda.

  4. Training by ILO, ACTED to promote social solidarity through joint income-generating activities in Lebanon’s agriculture sector

    13 October 2021

    An initiative aimed at fostering social solidarity and promoting decent work through the development of joint income-generating initiatives launched its first training for vulnerable communities in Lebanon.


  5. Changes in Jordan’s work permit regulations for Syrian refugees contribute to decent work – ILO, FAFO report

    26 September 2021

    Findings of a new report which analyses changes in work permit regulations in Jordan since 2016 show a clear positive impact with respect to improving decent working conditions for Syrian workers in the country.

  6. Brief: Impact of work permits on decent work for Syrians in Jordan

    26 September 2021

    This report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Fafo Institute for Labour and Social Research (Fafo) explores the impact of work permit regulations on decent work outcomes for Syrians in Jordan.

  7. Impact of work permits on decent work for Syrians in Jordan

    26 September 2021

    This study examines how recent changes introduced to the work permit regime and different types of permits impact decent work outcomes for Syrian refugees in Jordan.

  8. Jordanian trainer embarks on cooperative management training initiative, supported by the ILO

    21 September 2021

    Jordanian Ahlam Mahadeen took part in ILO’s Trainers of Trainers (ToT) programme on My.Coop and is now training cooperative members on the package, which focuses on the management of agricultural cooperatives.

  9. Gathering of Arab labour ministers paves the way for donor meeting to support Palestinian employment

    07 September 2021

    The ILO, in cooperation with the Arab Labour Organization and the Palestinian Ministry of Labour, held a ministerial meeting on the sidelines of the Arab Labour Conference in Cairo, in preparation for a donors’ meeting to be held next year to support the Palestinian National Employment Strategy.

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    Speech of Dr. Ruba Jaradat, ILO Regional Director for Arab States at the 47th Arab Labour Conference

    05 September 2021

    The speech highlights the need for a multi-pronged strategy in the Arab States region to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.