16 March 2021
The ILO established its first country coordination office in Baghdad a year ago. Maha Kattaa reflects on her first year in Iraq as country coordinator, and sheds light on how the ILO is working with its partners to promote employment opportunities and decent work in the country.
18 December 2020
As Qatar National Day and International Migrants Day fall on the same date, it is important to highlight the positive changes the labour reforms will have on the migrant population, their families and the economy of Qatar, says Houtan Homayounpour, Head of the ILO Project Office in Qatar.
Social Security in Oman
Oman’s new unemployment insurance scheme will reduce COVID-19 labour market shocks – PASI General Manager
16 October 2020
Public Authority for Social Insurance (PASI) General Manager Dr. Faisal Abdullah Al Farsi speaks to the ILO on Oman’s long-awaited unemployment insurance scheme.
Changes in the labour market in Qatar
30 August 2020
Greater freedom to change jobs, combined with a non-discriminatory minimum wage, will benefit employers and workers alike.
01 August 2020
20 July 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on an already marginalized population in Nepal.
15 July 2020
Taking up a new post in Baghdad during the pandemic posed enormous challenges, including inventing new working practices, overcoming prejudice and handling security, but it didn’t prevent the ILO’s new Country Coordinator from making progress in promoting decent work and social justice.
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.