Ressources on Employment Promotion in the Arab States

  1. Training by ILO, ACTED to promote social solidarity through joint income-generating activities in Lebanon’s agriculture sector

    13 October 2021

    An initiative aimed at fostering social solidarity and promoting decent work through the development of joint income-generating initiatives launched its first training for vulnerable communities in Lebanon.


  2. Changes in Jordan’s work permit regulations for Syrian refugees contribute to decent work – ILO, FAFO report

    26 September 2021

    Findings of a new report which analyses changes in work permit regulations in Jordan since 2016 show a clear positive impact with respect to improving decent working conditions for Syrian workers in the country.

  3. Brief: Impact of work permits on decent work for Syrians in Jordan

    26 September 2021

    This report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Fafo Institute for Labour and Social Research (Fafo) explores the impact of work permit regulations on decent work outcomes for Syrians in Jordan.

  4. Impact of work permits on decent work for Syrians in Jordan

    26 September 2021

    This study examines how recent changes introduced to the work permit regime and different types of permits impact decent work outcomes for Syrian refugees in Jordan.

  5. Jordanian trainer embarks on cooperative management training initiative, supported by the ILO

    21 September 2021

    Jordanian Ahlam Mahadeen took part in ILO’s Trainers of Trainers (ToT) programme on My.Coop and is now training cooperative members on the package, which focuses on the management of agricultural cooperatives.

  6. Gathering of Arab labour ministers paves the way for donor meeting to support Palestinian employment

    07 September 2021

    The ILO, in cooperation with the Arab Labour Organization and the Palestinian Ministry of Labour, held a ministerial meeting on the sidelines of the Arab Labour Conference in Cairo, in preparation for a donors’ meeting to be held next year to support the Palestinian National Employment Strategy.

  7. ILO and FAO in Lebanon, in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, join forces to support vulnerable farmers through agricultural inputs voucher scheme

    01 September 2021

    The collaboration will support small-scale famers to meet their basic agricultural needs, contributing to safeguarding jobs and promoting decent employment for Lebanese host community members and Syrian refugees employed in the agricultural sector.

  8. ILO trains facilitators in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq on its entrepreneurship education programme - Know About Business

    31 August 2021

    The training is part of wider efforts by the ILO to foster entrepreneurship education, in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.

  9. ILO and ESCWA: Arab region registers the highest unemployment levels worldwide

    19 August 2021

    A new report highlights the high levels of informal employment in the region, accounting for about two-thirds of total employment and resulting from demographic shifts, political instability and low levels of fiscal and monetary stability.

  10. Businesses struggle to build back from the Beirut blast

    10 August 2021

    A year on from the blast that devastated large parts of Beirut, the ILO is working to help small businesses across the Lebanese capital affected by the explosion. Many were already struggling to survive due to COVID-19 anti-infection measures and the ongoing economic and political crisis in the country.