Publications

2012

  1. Towards sustainable construction and green jobs in the Gaza Strip

    15 May 2012

    Sustainable construction provides opportunities to address and alleviate several challenges and needs currently experienced in Gaza, including the increasing housing demand, limited availability of construction materials, insufficient energy and water provision, inadequate sanitation, as well as severe unemployment. The assessment analyses the feasibility, opportunities and challenges relating to sustainable construction in relation to the above mentioned needs and explores ways to promote green jobs.

  2. National Study on Worst Forms of Child Labour in Syria

    11 April 2012

    The need for such a study stemmed from the awareness of the danger of child labour and its violation of child rights as stipulated in the Syrian Constitution and the international agreements and conventions ratified by Syria. The lack of new and comprehensive studies tackling child labour has further intensified the need to conduct this research.

  3. Working with migrant domestic workers in Lebanon (1980-2012): a mapping of NGO services

    04 April 2012

    The main purpose of the report is to explore how NGO agendas in the MDW subfield have progressed since the deliberations of the National Steering Committee on Women Migrant Domestic Workers. I expect it will be helpful in informing the interventions of relevant stakeholders in the area of domestic work.

  4. Rapid assessment on child labour in North Lebanon (Tripoli and Akkar) and Bekaa Governates

    01 April 2012

    Based on interviews with 1,007 children aged 5 to 17 working in Lebanese territory and 174 household visits

  5. Action against child labour in Lebanon : a mapping of policy and normative initiatives

    01 April 2012

    Analyses the general situation and main determinants of child labour in Lebanon, highlights advances in legislative and procedural reform and calls for further harmonization with international standards and better enforcement of existing national laws.

2011

  1. Convention 189 & Recommendation 201 at a glance

    15 December 2011

    Highlights of the provisions of the Domestic Workers Convention No. 189 and Recommendation No. 201. These new standards, adopted in June 2011, are a strong recognition of the economic and social value of domestic work and a call for action to address the existing exclusions of domestic workers from labour and social protection. Given that most domestic workers are women, the new standards are an important step to advance gender equality in the world of work and ensure women’s equal rights and protection under the law.

  2. Convention 189 & Recommendation 201 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers

    15 November 2011

    This booklet presents a set of new international labour standards – Convention No. 189 and Recommendation No. 201 concerning decent work for domestic workers - adopted on 16 June 2011 by the ILO’s International Labour Conference.

  3. The Sultanate of Oman The enabling environment for sustainable enterprises: An “EESE” Assessment

    08 November 2011

    Employment Sector - Employment Report No. 14

  4. Joint Evaluation of the UNESCO, ILO, UN-HABITAT Joint Project: Improving Quality and Relevance of Technical and Vocational Education and Training in Iraq (Final External Evaluation Summary)

    04 August 2011

    Project IRQ/07/03/UNQ - Evaluation conducted by David Comeford & Associates

  5. A Skilled Workforce for Strong, Sustainable and Balanced Growth

    22 February 2011

    The training strategy for strong, sustainable and balanced growth addresses strategic issues as well as practical arrangements on Skills Development.