Resources on Workers' Organizations in the Arab States

  1. A new partnership boosts workers’ voices and labour rights in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

    28 April 2022

    The ILO has embarked on the new partnership with the Kurdistan United Workers Unions to improve working conditions and address the needs of workers at Employment Intensive Investment Programme sites in Dohuk.

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    Webinar: Workers Centres in the 21st Century

    An upcoming webinar will discuss the ILO’s recent background paper about the role of workers centres in supporting vulnerable employees.

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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.

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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.

  5. Iraq Decent Work Country Programme Update

    09 November 2020

    Overview of ILO-Iraq progress towards Decent Work for all.

  6. Facing Multiple Crises: Rapid assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable workers and small-scale enterprises in Lebanon

    05 June 2020

    The assessment sheds light on some of the pressing issues and concerns that workers are facing today—in terms of employment, source of income, current economic conditions, and prospects for the immediate future. It also addresses the effects of the pandemic on small-scale businesses, as well as their coping and adaptation strategies.

  7. Kuwait pledges additional funds to support ILO interventions in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

    17 March 2020

    A new contribution from the Kuwait representation in Geneva of US$ 500,000 will help ILO promote decent work and social justice for Palestinian women and men.

  8. ILO Regional Director Jaradat welcomes Lebanon’s Minister of Labour Yammine at the ILO’s regional headquarters

    28 February 2020

    The visit was the first by the newly-appointed minister to the ILO Regional Office for Arab States in Beirut.

  9. Decent Work Country Programme Iraq: Recovery and Reform (2019-2023)

    17 February 2020

  10. ILO Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Jordan - 2019 - A Year in Review

    23 December 2019