20 January 2020
A lack of decent work combined with rising unemployment and persisting inequality is making it increasingly difficult for people to build better lives through their work, according to the latest edition of the ILO’s global report on employment and social trends.
17 January 2020
The ILO and the International Organisation of Employers launch a new guidance tool to help construction companies in the Middle East expand protection of workers, including migrant workers who make up the vast majority of the sector’s manual labourers.
20 January 2020
Many workers in agriculture and construction in Jordan work in remote locations and have few transportation options. This prevents them from accessing much-needed employment services and support. The ILO and partners have launched mobile work permit units bringing these services closer to the workers themselves.
03 December 2019
Together with partners, the ILO is implementing a project which seeks to improve the living and working conditions of agriculture workers – Jordanian, refugee and migrant workers - through a compliance model that strengthens productivity, national labour legislation and adheres to international labour standards.
Statements and speeches
Protecting the most vulnerable: Why protecting the rights of migrant workers remains a critical priority
18 December 2019
ILO Regional Director for Arab States Dr. Ruba Jaradat reflects on the importance of International Migrants Day for millions of workers in the Middle East
05 July 2019
The 2019 International Day of Cooperatives will be celebrated on Saturday 6 July. This year, in commemoration of the ILO’s centenary, the theme is "cooperatives for decent work" which is closely linked to SDG8. On this occasion ILO Director-General Guy Ryder has issued a video message.
Articles and features
11 September 2019
Promoting participatory social dialogue is a fundamental means to address the challenges and seize the opportunities that are emerging from changes in the wold of work and technological advances, writes the ILO’s Shaza Jondi.
10 September 2019
The Beirut workshop focused on mainstreaming Decent Work in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Arab Region