Resources on International Labour Standards in the Arab States

  1. Jordan Launches Second Phase of 'WAEI' Campaign Promoting Labour Rights and Inclusivity in Jordan

    21 September 2023

    The new phase emphasizes the labour rights of workers with disabilities, their employment conditions, child labour, and workers’ rights during probation periods.

  2. ILO launches campaign to mark Pay Equity Day in Jordan

    21 September 2023

    The social media campaign serves as an extension of the national effort carried out by the Decent Work for Women Programme in collaboration with the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) and the Jordanian Committee for Pay Equity.

  3. Parliamentary Labour Committee, tripartite constituents review draft trade union law for Iraq, with ILO technical support

    19 September 2023

    The draft law includes provisions that will protect and promote the rights and freedom of trade union organizations in Iraq, in line with International Labour Standards.

  4. Estidama++ Fund – Extension of Coverage and Formalization in Jordan

    01 August 2023

    The Estidama++ Fund supports informal workers by aligning with international labor standards, providing subsidies and rewards, and enhancing social security inclusion for vulnerable workers.

  5. GCC maritime stakeholders explore application of the Maritime Labour Convention

    28 July 2023

    A training workshop held in Oman explored the practical applications of the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 in the GCC region.

  6. Labour Rights are Human Rights for all Workers

    13 July 2023

    After the recent tragic death in Jordan of nine agricultural workers, most of whom were refugees, the International Labour Organization (ILO)’s Shaza Al Jondi and Meredith Byrne* reflect on the vital need to safeguard the right of vulnerable workers to a safe and healthy working environment.

  7. National dialogue raises important questions on prevention and resolution of labour complaints in Jordan

    03 July 2023

    The institutions for resolving labour disputes or complaints form a cornerstone of any sound labour market, preserving and promoting essential principles such as justice, fairness and harmonious relationships in the world of work.

  8. ILO-RDPP Research Partnership for Improved Livelihoods of Jordanian & Syrian Youth: Launch of publications

  9. Research Partnership for Improved Livelihoods of Jordanian & Syrian Youth

    21 June 2023

    Through this research partnership, the ILO aims to support the Government of Jordan and national constituents in responding to the youth employment challenge and supporting dialogue around policies and strategies for improving the livelihoods of young Syrians and Jordanians through evidence-based research and analysis.

  10. ILO support to Syrian refugees and host communities - Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Syria

    14 June 2023

    Employment, decent working conditions and social dialogue can contribute to peace and resilience. ILO's support to Syrian refugees and host communities in the region is development-focused and employment-driven. Here are some key highlights from Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Syria.