ILO in the Arab States

What's new

  1. ILO response to Syrian refugee crisis

    Jordan issues first e-work permit for Syrian refugees in construction

    19 September 2018

    The new electronic system was introduced after 16,000 flexible work permits were issued in the sector in one year, as part of an ILO-coordinated agreement between the Ministry of Labour and the General Federation of Jordanian Trade Unions (GFJTU) 

  2. News

    International best practices on domestic workers discussed in Qatar

    18 September 2018

    Partners share ideas on how the rights of both domestic workers and their employers can be ensured.

  3. Labour migration

    End of exit permits for most migrant workers in Qatar welcomed

    04 September 2018

    Qatar introduces new legislation to ensure freedom of movement of migrant workers, advancing its reform agenda.

Publications

  1. Potential Opportunities for Women’s Economic Empowerment - Potato and Leafy Green Vegetable Value Chains

    The assessment examines the status of women in the potatoes and leafy green vegetables value chains in Lebanon's Akkar region. 

  2. Childcare: A Training Manual For Domestic Workers’ Organizations

    This training manual is targeted to domestic workers’ organizations, civil society, not for profit organizations and other entities that provide skills trainings to domestic workers. 

  3. The Occupied Palestinian Territory: An Employment Diagnostic Study

    This study takes stock of the employment and labour market situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including mapping and assessing existing employment programmes and services, and offers recommendations for informing effective policy development.