Resources on International Labour Standards in the Arab States

  1. © 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.

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    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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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    Speech of Dr. Ruba Jaradat, ILO Regional Director for Arab States at the 47th Arab Labour Conference

    05 September 2021

    The speech highlights the need for a multi-pronged strategy in the Arab States region to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  7. ILO and ESCWA: Arab region registers the highest unemployment levels worldwide

    19 August 2021

    A new report highlights the high levels of informal employment in the region, accounting for about two-thirds of total employment and resulting from demographic shifts, political instability and low levels of fiscal and monetary stability.

  8. ILO conducts technical workshop for Iraqi government and social partners on International Labour Standards reporting

    The workshop provided information and tools to assist the government and social partners in reporting on ILS.

  9. ILO and tripartite partners discuss measures to advance decent work in Jordan’s agricultural sector

    13 August 2021

    A two-day technical meeting between the ILO and partners focused on a newly adopted bylaw that clarifies the labour rights and entitlements of agriculture workers in Jordan, in efforts to provide guidance on its practical implementation and enforcement.

  10. Decent work in Iraq: From conflict to recovery

    09 August 2021

    Iraq and the ILO are implementing the first Iraq Decent Work Country Programme, to promote employment opportunities and decent work principles. The programme focuses on supporting private sector development and job creation; extending and strengthening social protection and addressing child labour; and improving social dialogue to promote rights at work.