ILO Office for Turkey

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    Supporting the high skilled workers multiplies the effect for many

    Roz Alothman, 21, Hashem Alajanji, 20 and Azat Hannan, 26 are Syrian, young and motivated employees working in a health assistance company in İzmir, Turkey. They are among over 4,446 employees whose employers receive incentives under the Transition to Formality Programme (Kayıtlı İstihdama Geçiş Programı-KİGEP), a flagship programme of the ILO Office for Turkey implemented in close cooperation with the Social Security Institution (SSI) under the Turkish Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Services. Implemented over 3 years and extended under the name KİGEP “Plus”, both Syrian and Turkish employees are supported through their employers.

  • International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

    Film director wins ILO prize for gender based violence documentary

    The winning short film touches on fundamental gender and child rights’ issues addressed by the International Labour Organization.

  • A New Era Starts in Combating Child Labour in Seasonal Agriculture

    Funded by the European Union, it will be Turkey’s largest project in its domain.

  • World Children’s Day

    Kids United sings against child labour

    French youth music group, Kids United New Generation, has lent their voices to the ILO’s global campaign to end child labour. Their latest song highlights the urgent need to take action and calls on governments and organizations around the world to do more.

  • ILO – Ferrero partnership aims to eliminate child labour in hazelnut harvesting in Turkey

    Ferrero is supporting the ILO to implement a 40-month project In Turkey to contribute to the elimination of the worst forms of child labour in seasonal agriculture in hazelnut harvesting.

  • Five steps to help women entrepreneurs cross the business gender divide

    Women entrepreneurs tend to be stuck at the lower end of the business value chain, while their male counterparts make more profits at the high end. The ILO has developed a five step model to help women cross the business gender divide.

  • “Rapid Self-Assessment” tool developed to guide companies in human rights practices in COVID-19 times

    The “Human Rights Due Diligence and COVID-19: Rapid Self-Assessment for Business”, a tool designed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Turkey, in cooperation with the International Labour Organization (ILO), Global Compact Network Turkey and Business for Goals Platform to help businesses assess and manage human rights obligations in their operations, is now adjusted to the Turkish context. The online webinar held to launch this tool of “Human Rights Due Diligence and COVID-19: Rapid Self-Assessment for Business” offered businesses a comprehensive, practical perspective for human rights.


  1. Publication

    Identifying Syrian Refugees in Turkish Microdata

    02 October 2020

  2. Report

    Measuring the Gender Pay Gap

    30 September 2020

  3. Social Protection Spotlight COVID-19

    Unemployment protection in the COVID-19 crisis. Country responses and policy considerations

    04 September 2020