1. The ‘Disemployment’ Impact of the 2014 Conflict in Gaza: An ILO Damage Assessment and Recovery Strategy

    24 March 2015

    This report focuses on the employment situation before the Israeli bombardments and attempts to quantify the extent of labour displacement – referred to here as disemployment.

  2. Children Living and Working on the Streets in Lebanon: Profile and Magnitude

    16 February 2015

    The study provides the Government of Lebanon and non-governmental organizations with evidence-based research on the magnitude and profile of children living or working in the streets of Lebanon, and their socioeconomic situation.

  3. Cooperating out of Isolation: The Case of Migrant Domestic Workers in Lebanon, Jordan and Kuwait

    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.

  4. Briefing Note: ILO Action on HIV/AIDS in Jordan

    15 January 2015

  5. Women in Business and Management: Gaining momentum

    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.

  6. Realizing a Fair Migration Agenda: Labour flows between Asia and Arab States - Summary Report

    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.


  1. Labour inspection in Arab states: progress and challenges

    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.

  2. Rules of the Game: a brief introduction to International Labour Standards (Revised edition 2014)

    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.

  3. Labour market transitions of young women and men in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

    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.

  4. Labour inspection, gender equality and non-discrimination in the Arab states: guide book

    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.