Resources on Enterprise development in the Arab States

  1. ILO Syria Crisis Response Strategy (Update: January 2017)

    20 January 2017

    Within the framework of the Regional Refugee Response and Resilience Plan (3RP), the ILO has adopted a development-focused and employment-driven strategy to support host communities and refugees. The ILO strategy builds on its core mandate to promote employment, social dialogue, social protection and rights at work through contributing to building the resilience of host communities and refugees, strengthening institutional capacities and coordination to eliminate child labour, and supporting evidence-based policy development to ensure an employment-rich national response, embedded in the principles of decent work.

  2. Asia, the Pacific and Arab States: The world of work in numbers

    20 December 2016

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder presented his report entitled “Building an inclusive future with decent work: Towards sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific,” at the 16th Asia and the Pacific Meeting (APRM) in Bali, Indonesia last month. At an APRM plenary sitting, the ILO’s Regional Director for Arab States Ruba Jaradat summarized the main findings of the report in this presentation of data and info-graphic slides.

  3. ILO and GCC Council of Ministers of Labour sign a Plan of Joint Activities

    08 December 2016

    Signing took place on the sidelines of the 16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM), in a move towards more cooperation between the two sides.

  4. ILO launches enterprise development trainers course with Yemeni facilitators from across the country

    21 November 2016

    The ILO and its partners have launched the ‘My First Business’ training-of-trainers workshop to encourage entrepreneurship and enterprise development across four governorates in Yemen.

  5. The Future of Work in Jordan

    Jordan will hold a national dialogue on the “Future of Work” as part of a global ILO initiative aimed at shedding light on some of the key challenges and opportunities posed by the changing world of work.

  6. Occupied Palestinian Territory

    19 October 2016

  7. ILO’s Know About Business (KAB) educational programme introduced into 20 Palestinian technical colleges

    10 October 2016

    With the aim of creating sustainable jobs, the initiative is part of efforts to promote an entrepreneurial culture among youth and help create and promote small enterprises.

  8. The ILO in Lebanon

    23 September 2016

  9. ILO’s Know About Business Certification and Nationalization initiative in Jordan awards certification to a new cadre of graduates

    17 March 2016

    The ILO and national partners award certificates and hold discussions in Amman, Jordan, as part of an initiative to increase the reach of the Know About Business (KAB) programme in the country.

  10. Jordan Decent Work Country Programme 2014-2015

    29 February 2016

    The Jordanian government placed employment and Decent Work at the heart of its National Employment Strategy in 2011, and the Jordan Vision 2025 includes clear targets on reducing unemployment. The ILO is supporting these efforts with technical assistance in a range of areas grouped under a single framework: the Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP).