ILO in the Arab States

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  1. Video

    Giving child labourers a voice through music

    15 December 2017

    Thousands of children in Lebanon are engaged in child labour – many in some of its worst forms. The ILO and Lebanon’s Ministry of Labour teamed up with renowned conductor and choirmaster Selim Sahab, together setting up a special choir to empower these children, and give them a voice through music. This ILO-led initiative is part of efforts to implement Lebanon’s National Action Plan to Eliminate the Worst Forms of Child Labour.

  2. © Sharada Prasad CS 2017

    ILO Social Protection Floors Calculator

    Social protection is affordable, even in the majority of low income countries

    13 December 2017

    ILO releases a number of easy-to-use tools and guides, which show that most countries could afford to provide social protection floors if they chose to.

  3. © Julian Buijzen 2017

    Labour migration

    ILO launches Migration Glossary for Middle East media

    08 December 2017

    The glossary guides journalists in the region towards rights-based reporting on migration, forced labour and trafficking in persons, as part of an initiative to promote fair migration.

Publications

  1. Media-Friendly Glossary on Migration: Middle East Edition

    The Media-Friendly Glossary on Migration – Middle East Edition details technical terminology relating to forced labour, human trafficking, displacement, refugees and labour migration, and proposes accurate and neutral alternatives to inflammatory and discriminatory terms commonly used. The glossary also provides a more complete and nuanced understanding of migration.

  2. Child labour in agriculture in Lebanon: A guide for practitioners

    Worldwide, almost 60 percent of working children aged 5–17 years can be found working in agriculture (including farming, fishing, aquaculture, forestry, and livestock). This amounts to more than 98 million girls and boys.

  3. Work permits and employment of Syrian refugees in Jordan: towards formalising the work of Syrian refugees

    The general objective of this assessment is to gain a better understanding of the impact work permits have on the employment of Syrian workers in Jordan. It utilises data gathered from questionnaires and focus group discussions with Syrian workers, with and without permits, to better understand the challenges and opportunities they face.