ILO in the Arab States

  • A human-centred agenda needed for a decent future of work

    A Universal Labour Guarantee, social protection from birth to old age and an entitlement to lifelong learning are among ten recommendations made in a landmark report by the International Labour Organization’s Global Commission on the Future of Work.

    Explore the interactive report

  • Our story, your story

    To mark the ILO’s Centenary year, we are excited to be launching a new multimedia, interactive website on 9 January that will take you through the past, present and future of the ILO in a way you’ve never experienced before. The Organization’s work over the decades has affected all of our daily lives – from the working week, to occupational safety and health at work to social protection, and more - so it will be both our story and your story. Join us here on 9 January as we celebrate 100 years of advancing social justice and promoting decent work.

  • “Thank you Soma”: ILO documentary explores relationship between migrant domestic workers and Arab youth

    On the occasion of International Migrants Day, the ILO premieres a new documentary that aims to challenge common perceptions about migrant domestic workers.

  • Working together in Lebanon

    Women and men, Syrian refugees and host communities work alongside each other building an irrigation channel as part of an ILO project in Lebanon’s Beqaa Valley.

  • ILO training opens doors for Syrian refugees and Jordanians

    Training programme supports members of both communities to find work and generate income through their newly-acquired skills.

What's new

  1. Social Justice

    World Day of Social Justice

    20 February 2019

    In a statement marking World Day of Social Justice, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder says decent work is key to achieving sustainable development and social justice, itself a foundation of lasting peace.

  2. News

    Reporting Labour Statistics to the ILO for better SDG monitoring in Arab States

    18 February 2019

    An ILO-led workshop held in Amman, Jordan, focused on strengthening the capacities and promoting peer-to-peer learning amongst Arab countries with regards to statistical methods and sources to compile datasets relevant to the decent work.

  3. ILO response to Syrian refugee crisis

    ILO launches first of its kind employment platform that targets both Syrian refugees and Jordanians

    14 February 2019

    The new service aims to boost job matching and training opportunities for both Jordanian and Syrian workers and job-seekers from across different sectors. 

Publications

  1. Guidelines for Non-Formal Market-Based Skills Training in Lebanon

    These guidelines are intended to support non-formal vocational training providers in Lebanon, with specific guidance on how to improve the market relevance and employment impact of their programmes. They were designed in a participatory way in order to increase “ownership” among stakeholders and to facilitate usage in Lebanon.

  2. Lessons Learned and Emerging Good Practices of ILO’s Syria Crisis Response in Jordan and Lebanon

    This report synthesizes the lessons learned and emerging good practices from the ILO ROAS interventions to promote decent work amongst Syrian refugees and host communities.

  3. 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.