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. Child labour

    Labour inspectors train to address rising Syrian refugee child labour in Jordan

    30 March 2015

    Newly recruited labour inspectors in Jordan receive ILO training on child labour to combat its rising incidence among Syrian refugees

  2. Event

    Creating a fair recruitment corridor for migrant workers in Jordan’s apparel industry

    30 March 2015

    The ILO will bring together employers, buyers and private employment agencies to discuss potential ILO pilot project on promoting fair recruitment practices.

  3. Event

    International buyers and key stakeholders of Jordan’s garment sector meet at Better Work Jordan’s Annual Buyers’ Forum.

    30 March 2015

    The ILO’s Better Work Jordan will hold its seventh Buyers’ Forum bringing together international buyers and key stakeholders to discuss key garment sector issues.


  1. Demographic and Labour Market Trends in Yemen

    A background paper to frame the interface between the youth employment challenge and the national migration policy.

  2. Labour inspection in Arab states: progress and challenges

    This is a comparative overview of labour inspection systems in selected Arab countries. It compiles available information on practices and areas of progress. It also highlights major knowledge gaps and areas where improvement is needed in ensuring effective and modern labour administration and inspection systems.

  3. 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.