ILO in the Arab States

What's new

  1. Press release

    New tool helps employers protect construction workers in the Middle East

    17 January 2020

    The ILO and the International Organisation of Employers launch a new guidance tool to help construction companies in the Middle East expand protection of workers, including migrant workers who make up the vast majority of the sector’s manual labourers.

  2. Press release

    Exit permits consigned to history for almost all migrant workers in Qatar

    16 January 2020

    New legislation enters into force removing the exit permit for workers not covered by earlier changes

  3. Press release

    State of Qatar, Sweden and International Labour Organization to cooperate on labour issues

    09 January 2020

    MoU to see collaboration in occupational health and safety at work and corporate social responsibility

Publications

  1. Guidance Tool for Construction Companies in the Middle East

    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.

  2. Guidelines for Non-Formal Market-Based Skills Training in Lebanon

    These guidelines are intended to support non-formal vocational training providers in Lebanon, with specific guidance on how to improve the market relevance and employment impact of their programmes. They were designed in a participatory way in order to increase “ownership” among stakeholders and to facilitate usage in Lebanon.

  3. Lessons Learned and Emerging Good Practices of ILO’s Syria Crisis Response in Jordan and Lebanon

    This report synthesizes the lessons learned and emerging good practices from the ILO ROAS interventions to promote decent work amongst Syrian refugees and host communities.