Resources on International Labour Standards in the Arab States

  1. 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.

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Annual Report 2023: An Industry and Compliance Review

    08 June 2023

    Better Work Jordan Reporting period: January - December 2022

  6. © ILO 2023

    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.

  7. © ILO 2023

    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.

  8. ILO strengthens capacity of Iraqi inspectors on effective labour inspection procedures

    26 October 2021

    A training workshop for labour and OSH inspectors of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs in Baghdad aimed to strengthen the capacity of inspections in promoting labour regulations and procedures in Iraq.

  9. Ministerial-level constituent meeting discusses ILO activities to promote decent work in Iraq with EU support

    29 September 2021

    The meeting brought together ministers of labour and social affairs, employer and worker representatives, and ILO officials to discuss ILO-led efforts to improve working conditions in Iraq through activities and policy development in the areas of labour inspection and occupational safety and health. It was followed by consultations with stakeholders on developing a National Employment Policy.

  10. ILO holds training workshop on Occupational Safety and Health for social partners in Iraq

    27 September 2021

    The workshop aimed to strengthen the role of employers' and workers' organizations in the field of OSH, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.