ILO in the Arab States

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  1. Article

    Improving livelihoods and helping reconstruct Beirut through skills development – Samir’s story

    08 April 2021

    The ILO has provided market-relevant skills training for Syrian and Lebanese youth that also supported the reconstruction of buildings affected by the Beirut explosion.

  2. Video

    Webinar: Migrant domestic workers before Lebanon's courts

    02 April 2021

    The ILO and Legal Agenda held a webinar on 30 March, 2021 to discuss the findings of the report "The Labyrinth of justice: Migrant domestic workers before Lebanon’s courts.”

  3. Press release

    Supported by the European Union, UNICEF, ILO, and WFP hold a landmark social protection workshop with the Government of Iraq to enhance response and accelerate reform

    31 March 2021

    Deputy ministers and senior participants welcomed the close collaboration with international partners and the resulting planned joint programme.


  1. 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.

  2. Social protection responses to the COVID-19 crisis in the MENA/Arab States region

    This policy brief provides a summary of the main social protection measures that were adopted by the countries in the MENA/Arab States region in immediate response to the pandemic. 

  3. Rapid Diagnostic Assessment of Employment Impacts under COVID-19 in Lebanon

    The COVID-19 pandemic emerged in Lebanon at a time when the country was grappling with its worst economic and financial crisis in decades. Lockdown measures have further hampered economic activity and left various groups of workers severely affected.