Comment and Analysis

  1. Opinion

    Towards a Coordinated Humanitarian-Development Response to COVID-19 Crisis: Reflections from the Arab Region with an ILO Lens

    22 April 2020

    The multilateral system should support Arab countries to build on humanitarian and development mechanisms and experiences developed in recent years, in order to rapidly and effectively respond to the COVID-19 health, social, and economic crisis in the region.

  2. Blog

    Resilience and decent work can mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on Jordan’s labour market

    26 March 2020

  3. Article

    New skills for a brighter future - Soumaya's story

    16 March 2020

    Ten months ago, Syrian Soumaya Mohammed found work at a garment factory with the help of the Azraq Centre for Employment (ACE). She tells the ILO in her own words what it’s like to have regular work, an income and a new profession.

  4. © Leila Alaoui / ILO 2020

    Blog

    Lebanon: Role play highlights rights and plights of domestic workers

    22 February 2018

    Many people believe that domestic work is not ‘real work’ and that standard working conditions do not apply. An ILO project in Lebanon is successfully changing the attitudes of those who employ domestic workers.

  5. © EricAudras/AltoPress/PhotoAlto 2020

    Youth employment

    How to get more young people into better jobs

    10 August 2017

    New ILO book focuses on the global challenge of youth unemployment and proposes policies to create more decent jobs for young women and men.

  6. © Ryan Brown / UN Women 2020

    Gender equality

    What causes gender gaps in the labour market?

    01 August 2017

    Despite the considerable progress that has been made towards achieving gender equality in the world of work, certain factors seem to be preventing it from accelerating.

  7. Article

    Asia, the Pacific and Arab States: The world of work in numbers

    20 December 2016

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder presented his report entitled “Building an inclusive future with decent work: Towards sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific,” at the 16th Asia and the Pacific Meeting (APRM) in Bali, Indonesia last month. At an APRM plenary sitting, the ILO’s Regional Director for Arab States Ruba Jaradat summarized the main findings of the report in this presentation of data and info-graphic slides.

  8. 16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting

    What kind of world do you want to live in?

    06 December 2016

    “The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development offers us a chance to transform the future of work so that it is inclusive, decent and equitable,” said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder in an Op-ed published in Asia as hundreds of workers', employers’ and governments’ representatives gather at the 16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting.

  9. The cost of migration

    Pakistan's migrant workers pay punishing rates for the chance to work

    04 October 2016

    A new ILO survey, "The cost of migration: What low-skilled migrant workers from Pakistan pay to work in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates," shows that many emigrants are paying potentially up to 20 times official rates for the right to work abroad.

  10. © Herald Post 2020

    5th anniversary of ILO Convention No 189

    Who cares for the carers?

    16 June 2016

    On International Domestic Workers’ Day, some good news on protecting vulnerable workers in the home - An OP-ED on the Domestic Workers Convention by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General.