ILO in the Arab States

What's new

  1. Event

    Migration Journalism Fellowship Programme kicks off with training workshop

    The 2017 journalism fellows convene for a two-day training workshop covering key labour migration and ethical journalism topics.

  2. Modern slavery and child labour

    40 million in modern slavery and 152 million in child labour around the world

    19 September 2017

    New data reveal that the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal Target 8.7, will not be achieved unless efforts to fight modern slavery and child labour are dramatically increased.

  3. Decent Work and Inclusive Growth

    Social dialogue can contribute to sustainable enterprises and inclusive growth

    18 September 2017

    Heads of state and government as well as those of the ILO and the OECD will present a new publication on the business case for social dialogue between the social partners and with governments.

Publications

  1. Child labour in agriculture in Lebanon: A guide for practitioners

    Worldwide, almost 60 percent of working children aged 5–17 years can be found working in agriculture (including farming, fishing, aquaculture, forestry, and livestock). This amounts to more than 98 million girls and boys.

  2. Work permits and employment of Syrian refugees in Jordan: towards formalising the work of Syrian refugees

    The general objective of this assessment is to gain a better understanding of the impact work permits have on the employment of Syrian workers in Jordan. It utilises data gathered from questionnaires and focus group discussions with Syrian workers, with and without permits, to better understand the challenges and opportunities they face.

  3. Towards the right to work: a guidebook for designing IPEP, background and experiences from the Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon

    The objective of this guidebook is to provide Lebanese background and experiences from the current context adding to the ILO guidebook for designing innovative Public Employment Programmes. Lebanon is experiencing a growing labour supply and increasing pressure on the labour market as a result of the Syrian refugee crisis.