ILO in the Arab States

What's new

  1. Event

    Lebanon’s new National Choir against Child Labour to perform at the Presidential Palace

    Former child labourers from across Lebanon will come together in a special performance in the presence of President Michel Aoun to mark National Children’s Day and say no to child labour.

  2. Our impact, their voice

    A new chance at employment for Syrian refugees in Jordan

    19 March 2018

    Syrians forced to leave their country because of the war, now living in refugee camps in Jordan, have a new chance at employment. It's thanks to a job fair at an ILO employment centre for refugees, funded by the European Union.

  3. Press release

    ILO opens applications for journalism fellowship to improve reporting on labour migration in the Arab States

    09 March 2018

    The programme – produced in partnership with the Ethical Journalism Network – targets journalists and digital media in order to change the narrative on migration in the region.


  1. Media-Friendly Glossary on Migration: Middle East Edition

    The Media-Friendly Glossary on Migration – Middle East Edition details technical terminology relating to forced labour, human trafficking, displacement, refugees and labour migration, and proposes accurate and neutral alternatives to inflammatory and discriminatory terms commonly used. The glossary also provides a more complete and nuanced understanding of migration.

  2. Trade Union Reference Manual on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

    This reference manual, seeks to assist trade union leaders, members and sympathizers, in their engagement in these national strategies for sustainable development.

  3. Child labour in agriculture in Lebanon: A guide for practitioners

    Worldwide, almost 60 percent of working children aged 5–17 years can be found working in agriculture (including farming, fishing, aquaculture, forestry, and livestock). This amounts to more than 98 million girls and boys.