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. Arab Labour Conference

    ILO Director-General to open Arab Labour Conference in Kuwait

    18 April 2015

    Guy Ryder to address the opening of the 42nd session of the Arab Labour Conference.

  2. Labour migration

    ILO holds meeting with constituents to discuss labour migration and human trafficking in Jordan

    ILO and social partners discuss findings and recommendations of ILO reports related to labour migration in the kingdom.

  3. Appprenticeship

    ILO trains training providers on ways to improve their informal apprenticeship practices in Jordan

    Representatives from training institutions receive ILO training on upgrading apprenticeships in Jordan.

Publications

  1. Demographic and Labour Market Trends in Yemen

    A background paper to frame the interface between the youth employment challenge and the national migration policy.

  2. Manual on Skills Testing and Certification: Jordan

    This manual contains the minimum requirements for skills testing and certification processes in Jordan. It does not constitute an academic curriculum on assessment methods but is expected to be used as a core reference by test developers and assessors and all those concerned with skills testing in the country, at least for the first three occupational levels.

  3. Labour inspection in Arab states: progress and challenges

    This is a comparative overview of labour inspection systems in selected Arab countries. It compiles available information on practices and areas of progress. It also highlights major knowledge gaps and areas where improvement is needed in ensuring effective and modern labour administration and inspection systems.