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. Event

    ILO and officials meet to finalise labour migration database in the Arab states

    The ILO and government officials from Bahrain, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates have gathered to review and validate a comprehensive ILO-managed labour migration database.

  2. Syrian refugee crisis

    ILO-sponsors high-level meeting on Syrian refugee labour policy reform in host countries

    The ILO is to convene a high-level policy dialogue session between key players in countries hosting Syrian refugees to exchange views and experiences on the challenges faced in addressing the labour market impact of the crisis and discuss options for policy and programmes.

  3. © Arne Hoel / World Bank 2015

    Labour reforms

    Cutting back workers' protection does not lead to stronger growth

    20 July 2015

    A recent ILO flagship report looks at the employment impact of labour reforms.

Publications

  1. 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.

  2. Demographic and Labour Market Trends in Yemen

    A background paper to frame the interface between the youth employment challenge and the national migration policy. This paper offers an analysis of demographic and labour market trends in Yemen that may prove important to inform policy makers on the magnitude of the employment and migration challenge for the years to come, and also emphasizes the importance of the protection of Yemeni workers in GCC countries and the advancement of women’s economic empowerment.

  3. Children Living and Working on the Streets in Lebanon

    The study provides the Government of Lebanon and non-governmental organizations with evidence-based research on the magnitude and profile of children living or working in the streets of Lebanon, and their socioeconomic situation.