ILO in the Arab States

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  1. Event

    16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting

    The 16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM) of the International Labour Organization (ILO) will bring together the ILO’s tripartite constituents from throughout Asia, the Pacific and the Gulf and Arab states.

  2. Child labour

    Norway funds new ILO project to combat child labour in Lebanon

    25 August 2016

    A new Norwegian-funded ILO project will work to withdraw hundreds of Lebanese and Syrian children from hazardous working conditions and protect thousands of others from engaging in especially the worst forms of child labour.

  3. © Jashim Salam / ILO 2016

    World Employment and Social Outlook 2016: Trends for Youth

    Youth unemployment on the rise globally, remaining highest in Arab States

    24 August 2016

    Ongoing ILO research shows that after a number of years of improvement, youth unemployment is set to rise in 2016 and young people are disproportionately affected by working poverty. Although not set to rise this year, the youth unemployment rate in the Arab States will remain the highest globally, with persistently large gender gaps and high working poverty rates.


  1. Yemen damage and needs assessment: crisis impact on employment and labour market

    The objective of this rapid assessment was to assess the impact of the crisis on employment and livelihoods, with a focus on youth and the most vulnerable household members in Sana’a City, Al Hodeidah and Aden.

  2. Conference Report: Women in Business and Management

    Over the past two decades, women in the Middle East and North Africa have considerably improved their professional capabilities and are gradually increasing their participation in economic activities and asserting their presence in the world of business.

  3. Potatoes and leafy green vegetables: value chain analysis 

    This study, supported by the ILO, describes a value chain analysis of two of the major crops cultivated in Akkar, North Lebanon – potatoes and leafy green vegetables.