Resources on International Labour Standards in the Arab States

  1. ILO Response to the Beirut Blast: A decent work approach for quick recovery and job creation

    14 August 2020

    On August 4 2020, a massive explosion ripped through the Port of Beirut, killing hundreds of people and leaving thousands more injured and homeless. The ILO response programme contributes to the UN Flash Appeal under the Emergency Response Framework to address the consequences of the explosion, from immediate needs to recovery and reconstruction.

  2. © MoLSA - KRI 2020

    ILO and Kurdistan Region of Iraq pledge to support formal employment for forcibly displaced persons and host communities

    11 August 2020

    The ILO and the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq sign an agreement to support job creation through the establishment and upscaling of Ministry-run employment service centres.

  3. ILO, ITC launch on-line Training of Trainers (ToT) on managing agricultural cooperatives in Jordan

    The global training package ‘My.COOP - Managing your agricultural cooperatives’, has been adapted to the Jordanian context. Graduates of the ToT will become part of a pool of certified ILO trainers who will be able to conduct face-to-face courses in the future.

  4. New economic opportunities for Jordanians and Syrian refugees

    01 August 2020

  5. COVID-19 crisis in Iraq disproportionately affects young workers and the informally employed

    16 July 2020

    A new rapid assessment on the impact of COVID-19 on households and enterprises in Iraq highlights the devastating effects of the pandemic on vulnerable workers and their households and on small-scale businesses.

  6. Key Findings: Impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable populations and small-scale enterprises in Iraq

    16 July 2020

    Recognising the immediate challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and its adverse impact on vulnerable individuals, households, and enterprises in Iraq, a rapid assessment on the impact of the COVID-19 was carried out in June 2020.

  7. Rapid Assessment of the Impact of COVID-19 on Vulnerable Populations and Small-Scale Enterprises in Iraq

    16 July 2020

    The objective of the assessment is to highlight the immediate effects of COVID-19 on vulnerable workers and their households, particularly on issues related to employment, income, economic conditions, and prospects for the immediate future. In addition, the assessment addresses the effects of the pandemic on small-scale enterprises, including how they are adapting to the challenges that the pandemic presents and the implications for their employees.

  8. Employment Intensive Infrastructure Programme in Lebanon (EIIP)

    16 July 2020

    Creating decent work opportunities for Syrian refugees and host communities through infrastructure improvement in Lebanon.

  9. Safe Resumption of EIIP Projects in Lebanon

    16 July 2020

    New guidelines are being employed to ensure the safe resumption of work in the field.

  10. Signing grant agreement between Italian Government and ILO supporting “Towards a more inclusive economy through immediate-job generation and enterprise development for vulnerable refugee and host communities in Jordan”

    29 June 2020

    A new intervention in Jordan will provide employment and livelihood opportunities through labour-intensive approaches and business development support.