ILO in the Arab States

What's new

  1. © ILO 2021

    Event

    Webinar: Workers Centres in the 21st Century

    An upcoming webinar will discuss the ILO’s recent background paper about the role of workers centres in supporting vulnerable employees.

  2. Press Release

    A Vehicle of Entrepreneurship for Palestinian Local Economic Development

    29 November 2021

    The ILO, the Italian Agency for International Development (AICS) and the Cooperative Works Agency (CWA) launch the Cooperative Support Programme “Be the Impact” in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.

  3. Article

    ILO, IOM collaborate to improve business development services for small enterprises in Iraq

    29 November 2021

    Under the new collaboration, the ILO has introduced its advanced entrepreneurship and business management training programme, Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB), to selected staff of IOM, to enable them to deliver the programme to IOM-supported existing and potential entrepreneurs.

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.