ILO in the Arab States

What's new

  1. Video

    Messages from key partners: How the new Guidance Tool can support the hospitality sector in Qatar to promote labour rights and fair recruitment

    23 September 2020

    This Guidance Tool has been developed as a resource to promote fair recruitment and employment standards in Qatar’s hospitality sector. It aims to support hotel companies to respond to labour rights challenges by implementing appropriate policies and exercising thorough and ongoing human and labour rights due diligence.

    Watch messages of H.E. Yousuf Mohamed Al Othman Fakhroo, Minister of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs; H.E. Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim Al-Thani, Chairman of Qatar Chamber for Commerce and Industry; H.E. Hassan Al Thawadi, Secretary General of Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy; Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of ITUC; and Roberto Suarez, Secretary General of IOE.

  2. Video

    Promoting fair recruitment and employment: A guidance tool for hotels in Qatar

    18 September 2020

    This Guidance Tool has been developed by as a resource to promote fair recruitment and employment standards in the hospitality sector in Qatar. It aims to support hotel companies in Qatar to respond to labour rights challenges by implementing appropriate policies and exercising thorough and ongoing human and labour rights due diligence.

  3. News

    Italy-ILO cooperation to support Palestinian cooperatives

    17 September 2020

    The ILO’s Cooperative Support Programme is launched in the Occupied Palestinian Territory with support from the Italian Government.

Publications

  1. Rapid Diagnostic Assessment of Employment Impacts under COVID-19 in Lebanon

    The COVID-19 pandemic emerged in Lebanon at a time when the country was grappling with its worst economic and financial crisis in decades. Lockdown measures have further hampered economic activity and left various groups of workers severely affected. 

  2. ILO’s support to Syrian refugees and host communities: Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt

    Within the framework of the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP), the ILO is facilitating equal access to labour markets and promoting decent work for all – prerequisites for enhancing resilience and reducing aid dependency. 

  3. Facing Multiple Crises: Rapid assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable workers and small-scale enterprises in Lebanon

    The assessment sheds light on some of the pressing issues and concerns that workers are facing today—in terms of employment, source of income, current economic conditions, and prospects for the immediate future.