In the media

2019

  1. Speech

    ILO Regional Director Ruba Jaradat’s address to the 46th Session of the Arab Labour Conference

    21 April 2019

    At the Arab Labour Conference in Cairo, Jaradat spoke of the challenges and opportunities presented by the labour market in Arab States, and highlighted some of the results achieved by countries in the region with the support of the ILO. During the conference, ILO officials also presented the key findings of the ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work’s flagship report.

2018

  1. New ILO Office

    ILO inaugurates its first project office in Qatar

    30 April 2018

    The office will support implementation of a comprehensive technical cooperation programme on working conditions and labour rights in Qatar.

  2. Press release

    Decent Work pledge for Occupied Palestinian Territory

    27 April 2018

    First visit by an ILO Director-General to the Palestinian Territory in two decades aims to consolidate cooperation between the Organization and Palestinian partners.

  3. Press release

    “Decent work for all is crucial for inclusive social and economic development” – ILO Regional Director Jaradat

    26 April 2018

    Creating immediate jobs alongside improving labour market governance lead to long-term expansion of economic opportunities for Syrian refugees and the communities that host them, said ILO Regional Director for Arab States Ruba Jaradat at the Brussels II conference on supporting Syrians and the region.

  4. Press release

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder meets Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

    20 April 2018

    The meeting begins a three-day visit, Ryder’s first official visit to the Occupied Palestinian Territory.

  5. Press release

    More jobs and better infrastructure for Lebanon

    18 April 2018

    Lebanon’s first Employment Intensive Infrastructure Programme (EIIP) is launched, to provide jobs in infrastructure projects for both Lebanese and Syrians.

  6. Arab Labour Conference, Cairo

    Private sector holds key to future employment growth in the Arab region - ILO Regional Director

    11 April 2018

    At the 45th Arab Labour Conference in Cairo, ILO Regional Director for Arab States, Ruba Jaradat, addressed the one-week event during its opening session and met with the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, the Director-General of the Arab Labour Organization and with ministers and social partners from the Arab world.

  7. Op-Ed

    Developing the care economy can boost employment and equality for Arab women

    08 March 2018

    On International Women’s Day, International Labour Organization (ILO) Regional Director for Arab States Dr Ruba Jaradat calls on societies and governments to recognize the contribution of women care workers who uphold our economies and communities.

2017

  1. 331st ILO Governing Body

    ILO Governing Body welcomes Qatar’s commitment to bolster migrant worker rights

    08 November 2017

    At its 331st Session, the ILO’s Governing Body recognized progress made by Qatar, and welcomed its commitment to ensuring fundamental principles and rights at work for all workers and the resulting breakthrough to end the “kafala” sponsorship system.

  2. Press release

    ILO’s Ruba Jaradat meets Jordanian Prime Minister Hani al-Mulki

    25 October 2017

    Jaradat confirms ILO plans to establish and manage a specialised vocational training centre, to train practitioners on developing the skills of youth in line with labour market needs.