ILO in the Arab States

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  1. Article

    Work-Based Learning Programme for vulnerable communities affected by earthquakes in Aleppo, Syria: An Explainer

    08 April 2024

  2. Press release

    The UAE introduces voluntary pensions to replace end-of-service indemnities, joining an increasing trend of reforms across the GCC countries

    08 April 2024

    The new scheme has been announced with the intention to increase attractiveness and flexibility of labour markets while consolidating the protection and wellbeing of workers.

  3. Press release

    Skills fair highlights the importance of modernizing and transforming apprenticeship-based vocational training

    25 March 2024

    A Jordanian delegation led by the ILO in Jordan participated in the Skills Fair on Quality Apprenticeships in Turin, Italy, to strengthen capacities to meet the evolving challenges of the contemporary world of work.


  1. ILO Briefs: Impact of the war in Gaza on the labour market and livelihoods in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

  2. Arab States Employment and Social Outlook - Trends 2024: Promoting social justice through a just transition

    While many economies in the Arab States region continue their post-pandemic recovery, recovery of the labour market lags behind, requiring concerted efforts to intensify diversification and to create jobs in more resilient sectors, the ILO report finds. The region's unemployment rate is expected to remain high at 9.8 per cent in 2024, above pre-pandemic levels, reflecting various factors that affect the region's labour markets such as segmentation, political instability, conflict, economic crises, a weak private sector and demographic pressures.

  3. ILO Response to the Earthquake in Syria: Embedding Decent Work Principles in Early Recovery Efforts

    The ILO is set to implement an emergency employment scheme in Aleppo to help restore the livelihoods of people in affected communities in Aleppo, which was severely hit by the earthquake that struck Syria and Türkiye.

  4. Towards a referral network for training and post-training support services: A mapping of training and post training service providers.

    Job seekers and workers are under mounting pressure to upgrade their existing skills and learn new ones to meet the fast-changing labor market needs. More in this publication. 

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  1. International Labour Organization
    Regional Office for the Arab States
    Aresco Centre - Justinien Street - Kantari
    P.O.Box 11-4088 Riad Solh 1107-2150
    Beirut – Lebanon

    Tel: 00961-1-752400
    Fax: 00961-1-752405