Resources on International Labour Standards in the Arab States

  1. The impact of COVID-19 on enterprises in Jordan: One year into the pandemic

    13 July 2021

    A new report calls for urgent action and tailored support to ensure response measures meet the needs of businesses in Jordan.

  2. Conference held by ILO and Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs highlights key labour market issues in Iraq

    04 July 2021

    The conference, held under the patronage of the Prime Minister, brought together partners from across the spectrum, including representatives from the government, employers' and workers' organizations, key policymakers, UN agencies and development partners, as well as academics.

  3. Jordan launches national strategy for the cooperative movement, with ILO support

    03 July 2021

    The strategy, launched under the patronage of the Prime Minister, aims to build a prosperous, autonomous, inclusive and self-reliant cooperative movement in Jordan.

  4. SSC, ILO, social partners and CSOs hold a virtual social dialogue session on design of new facility for extension of social security coverage to vulnerable and informal workers

    22 June 2021

  5. Flexible work permits issued through the Jordan EIIP grant Syrian refugees the flexibility to work for any employer in the construction sector

    21 May 2021

  6. Gender Equality and Decent Work in Jordan

    30 April 2021

    The ILO in Jordan works in close partnership with the government and ILO social partners to tackle gender and decent work challenges, particularly among women and youth. Its efforts are consistent with international labour standards as well as the National Strategy for Women in Jordan. This brief document highlights part of ILO’s work to tackle address these issues.

  7. Now I know the great feeling of having decent work

    16 April 2021

    Jordanian Omar Abu Noa’aj has struggled to find work for years due to his physical disability. Last year, an ILO employment centre helped him secure his first formal job at a garment factory, giving him a new sense of independence and purpose.

  8. ILO Director-General Guy Ryder discusses building back better in a post-pandemic world

    A virtual open dialogue session with the Islamic Development Bank will address bridging labour market skills gaps and addressing labor market fragilities and structural inequalities.

  9. 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.

  10. Webinar: Migrant domestic workers before Lebanon's courts

    02 April 2021

    The ILO and Legal Agenda held a webinar on 30 March, 2021 to discuss the findings of the report "The Labyrinth of justice: Migrant domestic workers before Lebanon’s courts.”