Towards a Coordinated Humanitarian-Development Response to COVID-19 Crisis: Reflections from the Arab Region with an ILO Lens
22 April 2020
The multilateral system should support Arab countries to build on humanitarian and development mechanisms and experiences developed in recent years, in order to rapidly and effectively respond to the COVID-19 health, social, and economic crisis in the region.
26 March 2020
16 March 2020
Ten months ago, Syrian Soumaya Mohammed found work at a garment factory with the help of the Azraq Centre for Employment (ACE). She tells the ILO in her own words what it’s like to have regular work, an income and a new profession.
22 February 2018
Many people believe that domestic work is not ‘real work’ and that standard working conditions do not apply. An ILO project in Lebanon is successfully changing the attitudes of those who employ domestic workers.
10 August 2017
New ILO book focuses on the global challenge of youth unemployment and proposes policies to create more decent jobs for young women and men.
01 August 2017
Despite the considerable progress that has been made towards achieving gender equality in the world of work, certain factors seem to be preventing it from accelerating.
20 December 2016
ILO Director-General Guy Ryder presented his report entitled “Building an inclusive future with decent work: Towards sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific,” at the 16th Asia and the Pacific Meeting (APRM) in Bali, Indonesia last month. At an APRM plenary sitting, the ILO’s Regional Director for Arab States Ruba Jaradat summarized the main findings of the report in this presentation of data and info-graphic slides.
16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting
06 December 2016
“The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development offers us a chance to transform the future of work so that it is inclusive, decent and equitable,” said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder in an Op-ed published in Asia as hundreds of workers', employers’ and governments’ representatives gather at the 16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting.
The cost of migration
04 October 2016
A new ILO survey, "The cost of migration: What low-skilled migrant workers from Pakistan pay to work in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates," shows that many emigrants are paying potentially up to 20 times official rates for the right to work abroad.
5th anniversary of ILO Convention No 189
16 June 2016
On International Domestic Workers’ Day, some good news on protecting vulnerable workers in the home - An OP-ED on the Domestic Workers Convention by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General.