Resources on Labour migration in Arab States

  1. Workers' empowerment

    23 March 2020

  2. Private sector engagment

    23 March 2020

  3. ILO and Lebanon Ministry of Labour to host national dialogue on reforming Kafala

    09 March 2020

    Stakeholders will take part in a national consultation to discuss short and long-term measures to ensure decent work for migrant workers in Lebanon.

  4. National consultation on Kafala reform in Lebanon

    09 March 2020

    The ILO Regional Office for Arab States has been engaged with national constituents in Lebanon to introduce structural and legal reforms to address the risks of forced labour and other forms of labour exploitation facing migrant workers.

  5. Decent Work Country Programme Iraq: Recovery and Reform (2019-2023)

    17 February 2020

  6. Discussion Note for Policymakers: Interregional dialogues on migration involving countries in the Middle East and Africa

    13 February 2020

    Migration from African countries to the Middle East is increasing. While Egypt continues to dominate the stock of African migrant workers in the region, particularly in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, emerging yet fragmented data suggests an increasing phenomenon of migrant workers in vulnerable situations from various African countries in East and West Africa. Currently, the two major interregional dialogues on labour migration to the Middle East do not include African countries.

  7. ILO Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Jordan - 2019 - A Year in Review

    23 December 2019

  8. Protecting the most vulnerable: Why protecting the rights of migrant workers remains a critical priority

    18 December 2019

    ILO Regional Director for Arab States Dr. Ruba Jaradat reflects on the importance of International Migrants Day for millions of workers in the Middle East

  9. Advancing decent work under the Jordan Compact: Work permits and their impact on decent work for Syrian workers in Jordan

    17 December 2019

    The overall objective of the research is to contribute to and advance the evidence base on the impact of work permit regulations and procedures governing Syrians’ access to the labour market in Jordan and feed into advocacy and policymaking. 


  10. Iraq and ILO pledge to further decent work in the country

    03 December 2019

    The International Labour Organization and tripartite partners sign the country’s first Decent Work Programme at a ceremony in Baghdad.