1. Helping Disadvantaged Youth: Progress and Policy Action towards the Antalya G20 Youth Goal

    08 April 2020

    Background paper prepared for the 2nd Employment Working Group (EWG) meeting under the Saudi G20 Presidency (virtual meeting, 8 April 2020)

  2. Ensuring better social protection for self-employed workers

    08 April 2020

    Background paper prepared for the 2nd Employment Working Group (EWG) meeting under the Saudi G20 Presidency (virtual meeting, 8 April 2020)

  3. ILO 'Better Work' guidelines for factories in the garment sector

    02 April 2020

  4. Your health and employment: key information for workers

    30 March 2020

    The following information has been developed for workers in Qatar by the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs with the support of the ILO Project Office.

  5. A Nomadic Approach to the Labour Market: Why Vulnerable Youth Leave their Jobs in Jordan

    28 February 2020

    This report seeks to understand the reasons behind the high levels of youth unemployment in Jordan, and the associated phenomena of low job retention and high turnover. More specifically, it aims to offer an updated and localized analysis of these global challenges.

  6. Discussion Note for Policymakers: Interregional dialogues on migration involving countries in the Middle East and Africa

    13 February 2020

    Migration from African countries to the Middle East is increasing. While Egypt continues to dominate the stock of African migrant workers in the region, particularly in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, emerging yet fragmented data suggests an increasing phenomenon of migrant workers in vulnerable situations from various African countries in East and West Africa. Currently, the two major interregional dialogues on labour migration to the Middle East do not include African countries.

  7. Guidance Tool for Construction Companies in the Middle East

    23 January 2020

    This Guidance Tool, developed by the ILO and the International Organisation of Employers (IOE), is intended for companies operating in the construction sector in the Middle East and particularly the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Companies can use this practical and flexible tool to enhance their ability to comply with national and international labour standards.


  1. Labour Force and Household Living Conditions Survey (LFHLCS) in Lebanon 2018–2019

    18 December 2019

    Lebanon's Central Administration for Statistics (CAS) and the ILO have published nationally representative statistical data on the current conditions of work in the country.

  2. Promoting Women’s Economic Empowerment in Jordan (2019)

    25 November 2019

    The ILO, under its Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP 2018-2022), streamlines gender considerations across various areas of expertise to advance female economic empowerment in the country. This brief highlights some activities and outputs under the DWCP that have promoted women's economic participation in various sectors in the first half of 2019.

  3. Web Application on Freedom of Association

    02 November 2019

    How to secure and promote freedom of association? This web application provides an overview of the principles on freedom of association and explains how ILO procedures and bodies can be best used to secure and promote freedom of association across the world.