Resources on International Labour Standards in the Arab States

  1. ILO Convention 190: The Right of Everyone to a World of Work Free from Violence and Harassment in the Arab States

    21 November 2023

  2. ILO Country Brief- Jordan

    20 November 2023

  3. Employment Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP) and Decent Employment in Jordan – Phase II

    20 November 2023

    Towards a more inclusive economy through immediate job generation and enterprise development for vulnerable refugee and host communities in Jordan.

  4. The State of Kuwait, the European Union and the International Labour Organization join efforts to advance Just Transition ahead of COP-28

    28 September 2023

  5. Jordan Launches Second Phase of 'WAEI' Campaign Promoting Labour Rights and Inclusivity in Jordan

    21 September 2023

    The new phase emphasizes the labour rights of workers with disabilities, their employment conditions, child labour, and workers’ rights during probation periods.

  6. ILO launches campaign to mark Pay Equity Day in Jordan

    21 September 2023

    The social media campaign serves as an extension of the national effort carried out by the Decent Work for Women Programme in collaboration with the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) and the Jordanian Committee for Pay Equity.

  7. Parliamentary Labour Committee, tripartite constituents review draft trade union law for Iraq, with ILO technical support

    19 September 2023

    The draft law includes provisions that will protect and promote the rights and freedom of trade union organizations in Iraq, in line with International Labour Standards.

  8. Estidama++ Fund – Extension of Coverage and Formalization in Jordan

    01 August 2023

    The Estidama++ Fund supports informal workers by aligning with international labor standards, providing subsidies and rewards, and enhancing social security inclusion for vulnerable workers.

  9. GCC maritime stakeholders explore application of the Maritime Labour Convention

    28 July 2023

    A training workshop held in Oman explored the practical applications of the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 in the GCC region.

  10. Labour Rights are Human Rights for all Workers

    13 July 2023

    After the recent tragic death in Jordan of nine agricultural workers, most of whom were refugees, the International Labour Organization (ILO)’s Shaza Al Jondi and Meredith Byrne* reflect on the vital need to safeguard the right of vulnerable workers to a safe and healthy working environment.