ILO in the Arab States

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  1. News

    New academy builds capacity for effective and efficient skills development in Lebanon

    04 March 2021

    The ILO has launched the Skills Academy Lebanon to build the capacity of partners in the technical and vocational education and training (TVET) sector, through a customised, online training programme and coaching services.

  2. Entrepreneurship

    From skills and learning to decent jobs: ILO holds its first face-to-face SIYB training of trainers in Iraq

    03 March 2021

    The two-week training brought together trainers from a wide spectrum of financial institutions and NGOs supporting vulnerable youth, potential entrepreneurs, start-ups and existing businesses.

  3. Employment creation

    Iraq: Jobs, and cultural heritage the focus of new ILO-EU-UNESCO collaboration

    24 February 2021

    With support from the European Union, the programme will use employment-intensive approaches to create decent jobs and upgrade skills and employment services for internally displaced persons, Syrian refugees and host community members, while preserving and rehabilitating cultural heritage sites.


  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.