ILO in the Arab States

What's new

  1. Event

    Piloting the idea of a childcare and education cooperative in Irbid

    The ILO will hold a 4-day training workshop on cooperatives in Jordan, presenting concrete options to institutionalize the “Stand-up with the Teachers” campaign.

  2. Event

    Sensitizing northern Lebanon Farmers on prohibiting the use of children under 16 in agricultural work in Lebanon

    An ILO-led workshop will sensitize municipality officials and members of the Farmers Union in northern Lebanon on adhering to a new General Security memo prohibiting the use of children under 16 in agricultural work.

  3. Event

    Lebanon Employment and Infrastructure Programme: Creating decent work opportunities for displaced Syrians and host communities through infrastructure improvement, in Lebanon

    Invitation to pre-qualification training for Lebanese registered Contractors with proven civil works track record.


  1. 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.

  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. Employer-Migrant Worker Relationships in the Middle East

    Reforming migrant worker visa-sponsorship schemes in the Middle East can benefit the economies of receiving countries as well as the migrant workers themselves.