Resources on Employers' Organizations 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. Seminar: Changes ahead in labour regulations for Jordanian businesses sourcing and selling agro-products

    ILO and CBI hold seminar on regulatory frameworks, occupational safety and health measures, business policies and structures to provide safe and decent work in Jordan’s agriculture sector.

  3. ILO and CBI sign MoU to boost decent working conditions for farm workers and improve export opportunities for SMEs to foreign markets

    09 September 2020

    The agreement will help enhance economic opportunities and decent work, through joint collaboration at export, farm and sectoral level.

  4. COVID-19: Labour Market Impact and Policy Response in the Arab States

    15 May 2020

    Briefing Note with FAQs

  5. Impact of COVID -19 on vulnerable workers in Jordan

    01 May 2020

    ILO assessment highlights vulnerabilities of informally employed workers as a result of lockdown measures aimed to contain the COVID-19 virus in Jordan.

  6. Towards a Coordinated Humanitarian-Development Response to COVID-19 Crisis: Reflections from the Arab Region with an ILO Lens

    22 April 2020

    The multilateral system should support Arab countries to build on humanitarian and development mechanisms and experiences developed in recent years, in order to rapidly and effectively respond to the COVID-19 health, social, and economic crisis in the region.

  7. COVID-19 and Jordan's Agriculture Sector: Staying Safe

    14 April 2020

    Despite a lockdown that has hampered most economic activity, Jordan’s vital agricultural sector remains busy ensuring the country’s food supply is not disrupted. Farm workers have told the ILO about the safety measures they are taking to protect themselves and others during the coronavirus outbreak.

  8. Kuwait pledges additional funds to support ILO interventions in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

    17 March 2020

    A new contribution from the Kuwait representation in Geneva of US$ 500,000 will help ILO promote decent work and social justice for Palestinian women and men.

  9. ILO Regional Director Jaradat welcomes Lebanon’s Minister of Labour Yammine at the ILO’s regional headquarters

    28 February 2020

    The visit was the first by the newly-appointed minister to the ILO Regional Office for Arab States in Beirut.

  10. A Nomadic Approach to the Labour Market: Why Vulnerable Youth Leave their Jobs in Jordan

    28 February 2020

    This report seeks to understand the reasons behind the high levels of youth unemployment in Jordan, and the associated phenomena of low job retention and high turnover. More specifically, it aims to offer an updated and localized analysis of these global challenges.