Resources on Employers' Organizations in the Arab States

  1. ILO signs grant agreements to help workers and employers organizations support their members

    19 March 2023

    The grants were made in parallel to the ILO initiating an emergency employment scheme in Aleppo, to restore livelihoods and rehabilitate destroyed infrastructure.

  2. Productivity growth, diversification, and structural change in the Arab States (Iraq)

    19 February 2023

    This country snapshot provides a historical overview of Iraq's labour productivity trends compared with other non-GCC Arab economies and the global economy.

  3. Businesses call for peace: positive effects of the truce on business performance in Yemen

    10 January 2023

    A new study by Yemeni business representatives highlights the positive effects of a 6-month truce on business performance and employment.

  4. 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.

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    Webinar: Workers Centres in the 21st Century

    An upcoming webinar will discuss the ILO’s recent background paper about the role of workers centres in supporting vulnerable employees.

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    Lebanon Minister of Labour visits ILO for talks on new government decent work priorities

    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.

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    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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.