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. Children's shelter

    ILO in Lebanon donates clothes and goods to children’s shelter

    29 June 2015

    Donation made to NGO that helps and protects children including former street-based child labourers, as part of activities marking World Day against Child Labour.

  2. © ILO Arab States 2015

    Child labour

    Denmark-led programme funds ILO project to combat child labour in Jordan and Lebanon among Syrian refugees and host communities in need

    26 June 2015

    The Denmark-led Regional Development and Protection Programme (RDPP) has funded an International Labour Organization (ILO) project to combat rising child labour among Syrian refugees and host communities through labour policy reform and technical capacity building, to be complemented by direct services through partner organizations.

  3. News

    ILO-funded hotline for women migrant domestic workers launched by Lebanon’s Ministry of Labour

    22 June 2015

    A new 24-hour hotline for women migrant domestic workers will allow them to report cases of mistreatment or abuse, and receive help and counselling


  1. 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.

  2. Demographic and Labour Market Trends in Yemen

    A background paper to frame the interface between the youth employment challenge and the national migration policy. This paper offers an analysis of demographic and labour market trends in Yemen that may prove important to inform policy makers on the magnitude of the employment and migration challenge for the years to come, and also emphasizes the importance of the protection of Yemeni workers in GCC countries and the advancement of women’s economic empowerment.

  3. Children Living and Working on the Streets in Lebanon

    The study provides the Government of Lebanon and non-governmental organizations with evidence-based research on the magnitude and profile of children living or working in the streets of Lebanon, and their socioeconomic situation.