ILO in the Arab States

What's new

  1. Article

    ILO initiative strengthens engineers’ capacities in post-earthquake Syria

    22 February 2024

    An ILO workshop has provided engineers in Aleppo in northern Syrian with structural damage assessment equipment and trained them on its use, to support rehabilitating infrastructure and buildings damaged by last year’s earthquake.

  2. Press release

    Joint Programme Launched to Stimulate Decent Work and Affordable Housing in Iraq

    21 February 2024

  3. ILO report

    High unemployment rates to worsen despite optimistic economic outlook in Arab States

    20 February 2024

    While many economies in the Arab States region continue their post-pandemic recovery, recovery of the labour market lags behind, requiring concerted efforts to intensify diversification and to create jobs in more resilient sectors, a new ILO report finds.

Publications

  1. Arab States Employment and Social Outlook - Trends 2024: Promoting social justice through a just transition

    While many economies in the Arab States region continue their post-pandemic recovery, recovery of the labour market lags behind, requiring concerted efforts to intensify diversification and to create jobs in more resilient sectors, the ILO report finds. The region's unemployment rate is expected to remain high at 9.8 per cent in 2024, above pre-pandemic levels, reflecting various factors that affect the region's labour markets such as segmentation, political instability, conflict, economic crises, a weak private sector and demographic pressures.

  2. ILO Response to the Earthquake in Syria: Embedding Decent Work Principles in Early Recovery Efforts

    The ILO is set to implement an emergency employment scheme in Aleppo to help restore the livelihoods of people in affected communities in Aleppo, which was severely hit by the earthquake that struck Syria and Türkiye.

  3. Towards a referral network for training and post-training support services: A mapping of training and post training service providers.

    Job seekers and workers are under mounting pressure to upgrade their existing skills and learn new ones to meet the fast-changing labor market needs. More in this publication. 

  4. Key challenges and opportunities facing entrepreneurs in the agriculture and agro-food sectors in North-Lebanon and Akkar

    Needs Assessment Report Under the Productive Sectors Development Programme

Contact us

  1. International Labour Organization
    Regional Office for the Arab States
    Aresco Centre - Justinien Street - Kantari
    P.O.Box 11-4088 Riad Solh 1107-2150
    Beirut – Lebanon

    Tel: 00961-1-752400
    Fax: 00961-1-752405

    Email: beirut@ilo.org