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.

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  1. World AIDS Day 2015

    The world of work can help end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030

    01 December 2015

    "The next five years are critical," says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder. "Today, the ILO marks World Aids Day with a renewed commitment to a world without AIDS by 2030."

  2. News

    Dr. Ruba Jaradat takes up role as ILO’s new Regional Director for Arab States

    26 November 2015

    The ILO’s new Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Arab States will oversee the agency’s work in the 11 countries and one territory covered by the regional office in Beirut.

  3. Labour migration

    Why is reporting fairly on migration so important?

    25 November 2015

    In the following series of videos, media professionals, human rights activists and trade unionists, share their views on the most critical aspects of communicating on labour migration.


  1. Yemen Labour Force Survey 2013-2014

    The Labour Force Survey (LFS) for Yemen was carried out by the Central Statistical Organization of Yemen under the supervision of Ministry of Labour and with the assistance of the ILO. The LFS generated representative data on employment, unemployment and other vital labour indicators at the national level and at the level of governorates of Yemen.

  2. Access to justice for migrant domestic workers in Lebanon

    This study analyzes the legal framework of immigration and employment in the sector of domestic work and traces the development of case law of criminal courts and Labour Arbitration Councils since 2000 in cases involving migrant domestic workers (MDWs) victims of labour exploitation.

  3. Towards Decent Work in Lebanon: Issues and Challenges in Light of the Syrian Refugee Crisis

    The objective of this report is to review labour market and employment conditions and focuses on both the quantity and quality of jobs in Lebanon in the wake of the Syrian refugee crisis.