ILO in the Arab States

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  1. News

    Yemeni business leaders explore means to position the private sector at the heart of reconstruction

    09 April 2021

    Business leaders from across Yemen met virtually to discuss how to boost the activities of the Chambers of Commerce and Industry to ensure that the private sector plays a central role in the country’s reconstruction process.

  2. Decent work

    ILO calls for urgent action to create decent jobs in Syria

    08 April 2021

    ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, has called for a strong push to develop formal employment in Syria as part of the humanitarian efforts deployed in the country. Decent work opportunities and decent livelihoods will contribute to creating resilience and to promoting peace highlighted Ryder in a message to the Brussels conference on Syria.

  3. Article

    Improving livelihoods and helping reconstruct Beirut through skills development – Samir’s story

    08 April 2021

    The ILO has provided market-relevant skills training for Syrian and Lebanese youth that also supported the reconstruction of buildings affected by the Beirut explosion.

Publications

  1. Impact of COVID-19 on Migrants and Refugees in the Arab Region

    This technical paper examines the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on migrants and refugees. It focuses on several relevant areas including health, income security, the economy and education.

  2. Social protection responses to the COVID-19 crisis in the MENA/Arab States region

    This policy brief provides a summary of the main social protection measures that were adopted by the countries in the MENA/Arab States region in immediate response to the pandemic. 

  3. Rapid Diagnostic Assessment of Employment Impacts under COVID-19 in Lebanon

    The COVID-19 pandemic emerged in Lebanon at a time when the country was grappling with its worst economic and financial crisis in decades. Lockdown measures have further hampered economic activity and left various groups of workers severely affected.