Publications

2019

  1. Minimum wages and wage protection in the Arab States: Ensuring a just system for national and migrant workers

    08 January 2019

    This note for policymakers explores how States in the region – particularly those with a high percentage of migrant workers – can initiate a systematic, evidence-based process for setting and adjusting minimum wages, drawing on ILO standards and international good practice, whilst also improving and strengthening systems of wage protection.

2018

  1. ILO Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Jordan 2018: A Year in Review

    20 December 2018

    The newsletter provides highlights to some of the work that has been underway in Jordan to supports both Syrian refugees and members of their host community through employment, training and capacity building.

  2. Lessons Learned and Emerging Good Practices of ILO’s Syria Crisis Response in Jordan and Lebanon

    09 November 2018

    This report synthesizes the lessons learned and emerging good practices from the ILO ROAS interventions to promote decent work amongst Syrian refugees and host communities.

  3. Window for Dialogue Newsletter, September 2018 Edition

    03 November 2018

    The quarterly ‘Window for Dialogue’ Newsletter is developed for civil society and social partners across the Middle East who conduct outreach and campaigns to change public attitudes towards migrant domestic workers. The Newsletter provides a platform for exchange of information, ideas, strategies and evidence on ‘what works’ in campaigns, leading us to better develop and design new interventions.

  4. Project Office for the State of Qatar

    26 October 2018

    In 2017 the ILO and Qatar entered into a comprehensive 3-year technical cooperation programme. This reflects the commitment of the Government of Qatar and the ILO to cooperate on ensuring compliance with ratified international labour Conventions as well as achieving basic principles and rights related to work in the State of Qatar.

  5. Recommendation No. 205 on Employment and Decent Work for Peace and Resilience: What Role for Trade Unions?

    12 October 2018

    This policy brief aims at assisting workers’ organisations in positioning themselves with regard to conflicts and disasters, in particular, with regard to the generation of employment and decent work for the purpose of prevention, recovery, peace, and resilience with respect to crisis situations arising from both conflicts and disasters.

  6. Promoting gender equality and diversity in the workplace

    05 October 2018

    The ILO Regional Office for Arab States in Beirut took part in ILO’s global campaign to promote gender equality and diversity in our offices.

  7. Decent Work and the Agriculture Sector in Jordan: Evidence from Workers’ and Employers’ Surveys (2018)

    04 October 2018

    The agriculture sector in Jordan provides a critical source of sustenance and income, particularly for the poorest segments of society. Despite its relative level of importance, there is a lack of empirical evidence documenting employment and working conditions in the agriculture sector in Jordan. While small focus group discussions and anecdotal evidence suggest informality and unfavourable working conditions, little data exists to support these claims.

  8. Decent Work and the Agriculture Sector in Jordan: Evidence from Workers’ and Employers’ Surveys

    04 October 2018

    The ILO conducted a study, which provides an initial overview of employment and decent work in the agriculture sector from the point of view of 1,125 Syrian workers and their employers. It looks at workers’ employment history, work permit status, working conditions and work arrangements.

  9. The Cooperative Sector in Lebanon: What Role? What Future?

    12 September 2018

    This research examines why Lebanon’s cooperative movement’s ability to act as a driver of development and growth in the agricultural and agro-food sectors has been limited, what are the challenges and obstacles hindering cooperatives’ growth and expansion and what are the needed reforms and actions to allow the Lebanese cooperative sector to growth and succeed.