Alarming decline in labour productivity growth in Arab States – but policy reforms can fuel recovery
29 March 2022
A new report by the ILO Regional Office for Arab States analyses the main barriers to productivity growth in the region since the 1950s, and offers recommendations to raise productivity for a swift economic and employment recovery.
An upcoming webinar will discuss the ILO’s recent background paper about the role of workers centres in supporting vulnerable employees.
02 November 2021
Lebanon’s newly appointed Minister of Labour has met with ILO Regional Director for the Arab States Dr. Ruba Jaradat to outline cooperation on the ILO’s Decent Work Agenda.
Speech of Dr. Ruba Jaradat, ILO Regional Director for Arab States at the 47th Arab Labour Conference
05 September 2021
The speech highlights the need for a multi-pronged strategy in the Arab States region to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
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.
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.
15 May 2020
Briefing Note with FAQs
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.
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.