ILO in the Arab States

What's new

  1. Trade Union Movement

    Recovering from the COVID-19 crisis: What policies are needed?

    29 May 2020

    For workers, what risks and opportunities has the COVID-19 crisis brought about? Catelene Passchier, Chair of the Workers’ Group of the ILO Governing Body shares her views on the policies needed to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. She also calls for more regulation of digital work and enhancement of social dialogue and tripartism to provide social justice and decent work for all.

  2. News

    Difficulties in obtaining e-wallet financial accounts could jeapardize workers’ wages

    27 May 2020

    Online poll by the Jordanian National Commission for Women and the International Labour Organization show that 58% of males and 57% of females could not create e-wallet financial accounts. Yet such accounts are key to wage protection.

  3. COVID-19 and the World of work

    COVID-19 Pandemic: Youth and Trade unions in digital work

    26 May 2020

    Since 2000, the development of technologies has seen an increase in the number of digital work and digital labour platforms in both developing and developed countries. At the same, with the onset of Covid-19 pandemic and the numerous restrictive lockdown measures, many organizations have resorted to teleworking, which is a form of digital work.

Publications

  1. COVID-19: Labour Market Impact and Policy Response in the Arab States

    Briefing Note with FAQs

  2. Guidance Tool for Construction Companies in the Middle East

    This Guidance Tool, developed by the ILO and the International Organisation of Employers (IOE), is intended for companies operating in the construction sector in the Middle East and particularly the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Companies can use this practical and flexible tool to enhance their ability to comply with national and international labour standards.

  3. Guidelines for Non-Formal Market-Based Skills Training in Lebanon

    These guidelines are intended to support non-formal vocational training providers in Lebanon, with specific guidance on how to improve the market relevance and employment impact of their programmes. They were designed in a participatory way in order to increase “ownership” among stakeholders and to facilitate usage in Lebanon.