A recent ILO flagship report looks at the employment impact of labour reforms.
Denmark-led programme funds ILO project to combat child labour in Jordan and Lebanon among Syrian refugees and host communities in need
The Denmark-led Regional Development and Protection Programme (RDPP) has funded an International Labour Organization (ILO) project to combat rising child labour among Syrian refugees and host communities through labour policy reform and technical capacity building, to be complemented by direct services through partner organizations.
1-13 June 2015
Worker, employer and government delegates from the ILO's 185 member States will tackle a wide range of issues, including the transition from the informal to the formal economy, small and medium-sized enterprises and decent and productive employment creation, social protection (labour protection), the application of international labour standards, and programme and budget proposals for 2016-17.
ILO response to Syrian refugee crisis
The fertility of the land in northern Lebanon is legendary. But beneath the tranquillity, there's a crisis. It's just two miles from the Syrian border – and one of the world's most devastating civil wars. The effect on local Lebanese farmers has been profound. The ILO has launched crucial interventions to support the host-community farmers who have been most affected by the Syrian crisis.
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.
World Day 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)
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.
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.
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.
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.