ILO in the Arab States

What's new

  1. Rural economy

    Launch of the report "Decent work deficits among rural workers"

    This webinar is bringing together senior trade union leaders, workers and allies, ILO leadership, researchers, and academicians to discuss about challenges, opportunities and strategies to address the decent work deficits in the rural economy.

  2. Press release

    Jordan and ILO sign agreement to support the extension of social security coverage and promote formalization

    24 May 2022

    The project will help extend social protection to Jordanian and non-Jordanian workers, including refugees, by subsidizing contributions and providing income support to promote their participation in the national social security system.

  3. A Glimmer of Hope amidst the Pain

    Older people in Lebanon face desperate circumstances due to lack of basic social protection guarantees

    24 May 2022

    A new report by HelpAge International and the ILO draws on the testimonials of older people who convey the severe hardships they face because of the lack of an adequate social protection system in Lebanon.

Publications

  1. Towards a Productive and Inclusive Path: Job Creation in the Arab Region

    This report by ESCWA and the ILO Regional Office for Arab States examines why Arab economies fail to create sufficient decent jobs. It provides guidance to policymakers, help reduce labour market deficits, especially in the formal private sector, and unlock the potential of the private sector to become a major driver for economic growth and the creation of decent employment across the region.

  2. Report - “Assessing Informality and Vulnerability among Disadvantaged Groups in Lebanon: A Survey of Lebanese, and Syrian and Palestinian Refugees”

    This study assesses the extent of informal employment and vulnerability among the most deprived Lebanese citizens, and the Syrian and Palestinian refugees living in Lebanon, through the analysis of representative survey data on employment and labour market conditions of these three population sub-groups.

  3. Impact of COVID-19 on Migrants and Refugees in the Arab Region

    This technical paper examines the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on migrants and refugees. It focuses on several relevant areas including health, income security, the economy and education.