The ILO in Syria

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    The Syrian Arab Republic (Syria) has been a member of the ILO since 1947 and has ratified 50 ILO Conventions, including all eight core Conventions. After suspending operations in Syria at the outset of the conflict in 2011, the ILO resumed its work in 2018. The ILO now continues to promote decent work in Syria through its work with Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries areas and by providing support in several key areas such as child labour prevention and labour inspection. More on Syria, More on the ILO Repsonse to the Syrian Refugee Crisis


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

    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.

With ILO Support Syria:

  1. International Labour Standards

    • Included labour inspection audit recommendations in the Labour Code.