ILO in the Arab States
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© P. Virot/ILO 2014
Social protection
An ILO report released ahead of the International Day of Older Persons says that 52 per cent of older persons worldwide receive a pension, but levels are inadequate and the trend has worsened due to fiscal consolidation.
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Youth employment
Jordan is a "young" country, with over 60 per cent of its population under 30. But Jordan's youth face the difficult task finding work, as more than half of them are unemployed.
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G20 Labour and Employment Ministers meeting
A large and persistent shortfall in the number and quality of the jobs being created in G20 countries is affecting prospects for re-igniting economic growth.
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XX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work
Guy Ryder announces ILO to renew efforts to get compliance for health and safety standards at work around the globe.
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The ILO Regional Office for Arab States promotes decent work in the Levant and the Gulf, covering 11 countries: Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, UAE, Oman, Qatar and Bahrain. ILO activities in the occupied Palestinian territory are also part of the Regional Office portfolio.

Syrian Refugee Crisis in Jordan and Lebanon

Since 2012, the flow of refugees from Syria to neighbouring countries has continued unabated and today constitutes one of the largest, most protracted humanitarian emergencies of its kind. The refugee-receiving countries of Jordan and Lebanon were already experiencing difficult economic conditions before the Syrian crisis led to a dramatic increase in labour supply, which has added considerable pressure on their fragile labour markets. The effects of the crisis are also increasingly spilling over into neighbouring countries’ economic and social spheres, resulting in loss of economic activity and income as well as dwindling access to quality public services.

The "ILO Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Jordan and Lebanon" is development-focussed in its support of refugees and host communities and it aims to preserve social and economic stability at the national level.

What's new

  1. © P. Virot / ILO 2014

    Social protection

    Almost half the world’s older persons lack pensions

    30 September 2014

    ILO report says 52 per cent of older persons receive a pension, but levels are inadequate and the trend has been worsened by fiscal consolidation.

  2. Training workshop

    ILO aims to boost job opportunities in northern Lebanon through labour law training

    26 September 2014

    An ILO training workshop in Tripoli aims to increase knowledge of Lebanese labour laws amongst employment service providers catering to locals and foreigners, as part of an initiative to tackle the effect of the Syrian refugee crisis on employment and livelihoods in rural northern Lebanon.

  3. Media workshop

    ILO and Al Jazeera news network foster quality reporting on labour migration and human trafficking worldwide

    22 September 2014

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the global communication NGO Panos Europe Institute held a training workshop on labour migration and human trafficking for leading staff at the Al Jazeera network, as part of an ILO drive to improve reporting on these issues worldwide.

Publications

  1. Labour inspection, gender equality and non-discrimination in the Arab states: guide book

    This guide book builds on a number of global and regional materials on gender equality, discrimination and labour inspections.

  2. A manual for gender audit facilitators: The ILO participatory gender audit methodology (2nd Edition)

    This revised Manual provides gender audit facilitators with guidelines and practical instructions on how to plan and implement participatory gender audits (PGAs) in an organizational context.

  3. Tricked and Trapped: Human Trafficking in the Middle East

    This study sheds light on the situation of trafficked adult workers in the Middle East, both women and men.

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