ILO in the Arab States

  • Our story, your story

    To mark the ILO’s Centenary year, we are excited to be launching a new multimedia, interactive website on 9 January that will take you through the past, present and future of the ILO in a way you’ve never experienced before. The Organization’s work over the decades has affected all of our daily lives – from the working week, to occupational safety and health at work to social protection, and more - so it will be both our story and your story. Join us here on 9 January as we celebrate 100 years of advancing social justice and promoting decent work.

  • “Thank you Soma”: ILO documentary explores relationship between migrant domestic workers and Arab youth

    On the occasion of International Migrants Day, the ILO premieres a new documentary that aims to challenge common perceptions about migrant domestic workers.

  • Working together in Lebanon

    Women and men, Syrian refugees and host communities work alongside each other building an irrigation channel as part of an ILO project in Lebanon’s Beqaa Valley.

  • ILO training opens doors for Syrian refugees and Jordanians

    Training programme supports members of both communities to find work and generate income through their newly-acquired skills.

What's new

  1. ILO response to Syrian refugee crisis

    “Made in Jordan": EU trade agreement creates opportunities in manufacturing sector

    11 January 2019

    Two ILO projects financed by the European Union and the Kingdom of the Netherlands seek to find ways to boost employment for Syrian refugees and Jordanians and increase Jordanian manufacturing exports to the European market as part of the implementation of the Jordan-EU Agreement on the relaxation of the “rules of origin.”

  2. News

    Promoting the role of Public Notaries in ensuring rights-based employment between employers and migrant domestic workers in Lebanon

    19 December 2018

    The ILO has launched a new partnership with the Public Notaries Council Office in Lebanon, and in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour, to provide training to all public notaries on their role in helping to regulate the domestic work sector.

  3. Domestic workers

    “Thank you Soma”: ILO documentary explores relationship between migrant domestic workers and Arab youth

    18 December 2018

    On the occasion of International Migrants Day, the ILO premieres a new documentary that aims to challenge common perceptions about migrant domestic workers.

Publications

  1. Lessons Learned and Emerging Good Practices of ILO’s Syria Crisis Response in Jordan and Lebanon

    This report synthesizes the lessons learned and emerging good practices from the ILO ROAS interventions to promote decent work amongst Syrian refugees and host communities.

  2. Potential Opportunities for Women’s Economic Empowerment - Potato and Leafy Green Vegetable Value Chains

    The assessment examines the status of women in the potatoes and leafy green vegetables value chains in Lebanon's Akkar region. 

  3. Childcare: A Training Manual For Domestic Workers’ Organizations

    This training manual is targeted to domestic workers’ organizations, civil society, not for profit organizations and other entities that provide skills trainings to domestic workers.