ILO in the Arab States

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.

What's new

  1. “Reporting Fairly on Labour Migration”

    Last chance to enter ILO global media competition on labour migration

    17 November 2015

  2. News

    ILO supports Palestinian partners in initiating Labour Law reform

    16 November 2015

    Workshop brings together government, worker and employer representative to advise on relevant international standards as well as approaches and methodology to be followed in the reform process.

  3. News

    ILO and IYF join forces to tackle child labour and help young workers at risk of exploitation in Jordan

    16 November 2015

    The initiative aims to upgrade informal apprenticeships to create decent work opportunities for vulnerable youth, including working children, in Jordan.


  1. Yemen Labour Force Survey 2013-2014

    The Labour Force Survey (LFS) for Yemen was carried out by the Central Statistical Organization of Yemen under the supervision of Ministry of Labour and with the assistance of the ILO. The LFS generated representative data on employment, unemployment and other vital labour indicators at the national level and at the level of governorates of Yemen.

  2. Access to justice for migrant domestic workers in Lebanon

    This study analyzes the legal framework of immigration and employment in the sector of domestic work and traces the development of case law of criminal courts and Labour Arbitration Councils since 2000 in cases involving migrant domestic workers (MDWs) victims of labour exploitation.

  3. Towards Decent Work in Lebanon: Issues and Challenges in Light of the Syrian Refugee Crisis

    The objective of this report is to review labour market and employment conditions and focuses on both the quantity and quality of jobs in Lebanon in the wake of the Syrian refugee crisis.