ILO in the Arab States

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  1. 6 - 9 December 2022, Singapore

    17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting

    The 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM) of the International Labour Organization (ILO), will be held from 6 to 9 December 2022 in Singapore. It brings together government ministers, representatives of workers' and employers' organizations, and academics from Asia, the Pacific and the Gulf and Arab states.

  2. Rural economy

    Launch of the report "Decent work deficits among rural workers"

    This webinar is bringing together senior trade union leaders, workers and allies, ILO leadership, researchers, and academicians to discuss about challenges, opportunities and strategies to address the decent work deficits in the rural economy.

  3. Statement

    On “Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day”, the UN calls for support to MSMEs as effective agents of change to help advance in rebuilding and recovery efforts

    27 June 2022

    UN agencies in Iraq share a statement to recognize MSMEs at the heart of any resilient recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, conflicts, and climate crisis.


  1. Synthesis of the crisis impact on the Lebanese labour market and potential business, employment and training opportunities

    This report is developed within the context of the UNICEF/ILO partnership joint programme “Towards improved formal and non-formal technical and vocational education and training in Lebanon” (2017-2022).

  2. Lebanon follow-up Labour Force Survey January 2022

    This Follow-up Labour Force Survey was conducted by Lebanon’s Central Administration of Statistics in January 2022, with the technical and financial support of the ILO’s Regional Office for Arab States. It provides up-to-date estimates of a broad array of labour market and demographic indicators concerning the residents of Lebanon at national and governorate levels.

  3. A glimmer of Hope amidst the Pain

    This brief sheds light on older peoples’ appeals, suffering and aspirations, and addresses issues of income security through social protection programmes and other channels of support that they have resorted to, especially amidst the country’s economic, financial and banking sector collapse.

  4. Making the right to social security a reality for domestic workers: A global review of policy trends, statistics and extension strategies

    This ILO report provides data on social protection deficits experienced by domestic workers and identifies the barriers standing in the way of their effective social protection coverage.