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. © Nadia Bseiso/ILO 2015

    Syrian refugee crisis

    High-level policy meeting calls for reversal of negative labour market impacts of Syrian refugee crisis on host nations

    30 July 2015

    High-level representatives from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt have gathered under the banner of the ILO to exchange experiences and formulate sustainable policies and programmes that respond to the labour market impacts of the Syrian refugee crisis.

  2. World Day against Trafficking in Persons

    Working together against trafficking in persons

    28 July 2015

    "21 million of the most vulnerable workers have been tricked and trapped into forced labour. We cannot stop until we get every single one of them out of forced labour and into Decent Work," said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder in a joint message by the Inter-agency Coordination Group against Trafficking in Persons to mark the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, 30 July 2015. (Closed Captions available)

  3. Labour migration

    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.

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.