12 February 2015
While countries globally are moving towards recognizing domestic workers under their labour legislation, limited protection is provided to more than two million domestic workers working and living in the Middle East. The majority of these workers are migrant women and while for many of them, migration is an enriching experience, others face a journey of fear and unfair treatment.
15 January 2015
12 January 2015
This report brings together available data and ILO statistics to provide a comprehensive, up to-date and global picture of women in the business world and in management positions.
01 January 2015
In December 2014, the two-day experts meeting on Realizing a Fair Migration Agenda: Labour Flows between Asia and Arab States was held in Kathmandu, Nepal. The purpose of the meeting was for leading experts to identify and discuss key issues and a way forward to realize a fair migration agenda in the Asia-Gulf Cooperation Council regions.
05 December 2014
This is a comparative overview of labour inspection systems in selected Arab countries. It compiles available information on practices and areas of progress. It also highlights major knowledge gaps and areas where improvement is needed in ensuring effective and modern labour administration and inspection systems.
06 November 2014
Aimed at a non-specialist audience, this revised publication provides an introduction to international labour standards and discusses their importance in today’s global economy, the subjects they cover, how they are applied and supervised, and where further information can be sought.
17 September 2014
This report presents the highlights of the 2013 School-to-work Transition Survey (SWTS) run together with the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) within the framework of the ILO Work4Youth Project.
08 July 2014
This guide book builds on a number of global and regional materials on gender equality, discrimination and labour inspections. It is aimed to provide labour administrations in the Arab states with modern understanding and tools to use labour inspections strategically to enforce gender and non-discrimination related principles and rights at work with a vision to contribute to the realization of women’s economic and social empowerment in the Arab world.
30 June 2014
By looking at a narrow set of indicators, such as the rate of privatization, trade openness, debt, inflation and foreign direct investment, most analysts had concluded that Arab countries were on the right track economically in the lead up to the Arab uprisings.
13 June 2014
This study analyzes the legal framework of immigration and employment in the sector of domestic work and traces the development of case law of criminal courts and Labour Arbitration Councils since 2000 in cases involving migrant domestic workers (MDWs) victims of labour exploitation.