Resources on Employers' Organizations in the Arab States

  1. COVID-19: Labour Market Impact and Policy Response in the Arab States

    15 May 2020

    Briefing Note with FAQs

  2. Impact of COVID -19 on vulnerable workers in Jordan

    01 May 2020

    ILO assessment highlights vulnerabilities of informally employed workers as a result of lockdown measures aimed to contain the COVID-19 virus in Jordan.

  3. Towards a Coordinated Humanitarian-Development Response to COVID-19 Crisis: Reflections from the Arab Region with an ILO Lens

    22 April 2020

    The multilateral system should support Arab countries to build on humanitarian and development mechanisms and experiences developed in recent years, in order to rapidly and effectively respond to the COVID-19 health, social, and economic crisis in the region.

  4. COVID-19 and Jordan's Agriculture Sector: Staying Safe

    14 April 2020

    Despite a lockdown that has hampered most economic activity, Jordan’s vital agricultural sector remains busy ensuring the country’s food supply is not disrupted. Farm workers have told the ILO about the safety measures they are taking to protect themselves and others during the coronavirus outbreak.

  5. Kuwait pledges additional funds to support ILO interventions in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

    17 March 2020

    A new contribution from the Kuwait representation in Geneva of US$ 500,000 will help ILO promote decent work and social justice for Palestinian women and men.

  6. ILO Regional Director Jaradat welcomes Lebanon’s Minister of Labour Yammine at the ILO’s regional headquarters

    28 February 2020

    The visit was the first by the newly-appointed minister to the ILO Regional Office for Arab States in Beirut.

  7. 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.

  8. Decent Work Country Programme Iraq: Recovery and Reform (2019-2023)

    17 February 2020

  9. 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.

  10. 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.