Resources on International Labour Standards in the Arab States

  1. 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. Webinar: Migrant domestic workers before Lebanon's courts

    02 April 2021

    The ILO and Legal Agenda held a webinar on 30 March, 2021 to discuss the findings of the report "The Labyrinth of justice: Migrant domestic workers before Lebanon’s courts.”

  3. Pay equity in Jordan

    01 April 2021

    With support from the ILO, Jordan created the National Committee for Pay Equity (NCPE) 10 years ago to promote gender pay equity in the country. This document highlights pay equity accomplishments, challenges, and prospects in Jordan.

  4. ILO and the Central Bank of Iraq launch new financial initiative supporting youth and small and medium enterprises from host communities and displaced populations in Iraq

    31 March 2021

    With support from the Government of the Netherlands, the initiative will provide young women and men and small businesses with access to much-needed financial services that will help them start and develop their own businesses, while addressing barriers to decent self-employment.

  5. Success stories shed light on how decent employment improves the lives of refugees and their hosts

    31 March 2021

    The ILO, Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Netherlands' Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and UNICEF held a side event at the fifth Brussels Conference on “Supporting the future of Syria and the region,” hosted by the European Union.

  6. Brussels Conference webinar on “Employment, resilience and social cohesion”

    31 March 2021

    A side event at the Fifth Brussels Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region explored success stories and challenges of labour market access for refugees and the communities that host them. The side event was held by the ILO, Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Netherlands' Ministry of Foreign Affairs and UNICEF, and the Conference was hosted by the European Union.

  7. © Mercy Corps 2022

    ILO and the Cash Consortium for Iraq sign MoU to advance the humanitarian-development nexus and improve economic opportunities for vulnerable populations

    29 March 2021

    The collaboration between the agencies builds on existing efforts to accelerate the decent work agenda, including through the expansion of social protection architecture, as well as outlining new areas the partnership can support vulnerable populations in achieving self-reliance.

  8. The Labyrinth of justice: Migrant domestic workers before Lebanon’s courts

    29 March 2021

  9. Employment, resilience and social cohesion: Success stories and challenges of labour market access for refugees and host communities

    The ILO, Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Netherlands' Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and UNICEF are organizing a side event to the fifth Brussels Conference on “Supporting the future of Syria and the region,” hosted by the European Union.

  10. Survey exposes increased frustration among youth and need for private sector investments in Iraq

    24 March 2021

    Ministry of Youth and Sports, UNFPA, ILO launch results of Youth Employability Survey