ILO in the Arab States

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  1. Domestic Work

    Qatar celebrates International Domestic Workers’ Day 2021

    On 16 June, join us to hear from domestic workers, employers, government representatives, and partners in Qatar what International Domestic Workers’ Day means to them and how we can work towards realizing decent work for all domestic workers.

  2. Workers' Voices

    COVID-19 Recovery : What role for Trade Unions?

    This Workers'Voices will focus on the role to be played by workers and their organizations to shape the recovery policies to build the world post covid.

  3. Press release

    ILO and partners mark World Day Against Child Labour in Iraq

    10 June 2021

    A virtual event with key national and international partners took place, shedding light on some of the root causes and consequences of child labour in Iraq and efforts to address them.


  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.