Articles and features

  1. World Day Against Child Labour – responding to COVID-19 in the Arab States

    12 June 2020

    On the occasion of the World Day Against Child Labour, the ILO in the Arab States sheds light on key projects addressing child labour in the region, and measures taken in some countries to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  2. SMS campaign targets health and rights of domestic workers during COVID-19 crisis

    19 May 2020

    An SMS message campaign launched in Qatar is helping strengthen awareness amongst domestic workers and their employers on how to cope with the COVID-19 crisis.

  3. Workers’ groups play crucial role in keeping farm workers safe in Jordan

    18 May 2020

    A number of labour committees in Jordan, set up with the support of the ILO, have been raising awareness among farm workers on the dangers of COVID-19 and ensuring appropriate measures are in place to protect workers from infection.

  4. Social Dialogue: Key to Achieving the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals

    11 September 2019

    Promoting participatory social dialogue is a fundamental means to address the challenges and seize the opportunities that are emerging from changes in the wold of work and technological advances, writes the ILO’s Shaza Jondi.

  5. South-South and Triangular Cooperation Knowledge Sharing Workshop

    10 September 2019

    The Beirut workshop focused on mainstreaming Decent Work in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Arab Region

  6. Denmark’s Minister for Development Cooperation visits ILO employment centre in refugee camp

    10 September 2019

    The Minister met with Syrian job-seekers benefiting from the centre’s services.

  7. Success is sweet for “Determined Women” from Jordan and Syria

    11 July 2019

    A group of Syrian and Jordanian women who received ILO support to set up a joint business venture producing and selling sweets and other foods, have found success.

  8. Supporting farmers in water-scarce Jordan through ILO’s labour-intensive approach

    04 June 2019

    An ILO project in Jordan supports hundreds of local farmers with the construction of rainwater cisterns to help improve infrastructure and agricultural productivity.

  9. Building skills and promoting employment for Jordan’s female plumbers

    14 March 2019

    Safaa is one of Jordan’s few female plumbers. She runs her own company and was recently supported by the ILO through training to help develop her skills and boost her employability.

  10. “Thank you Soma”: ILO documentary explores relationship between migrant domestic workers and Arab youth

    18 December 2018

    On the occasion of International Migrants Day, the ILO premieres a new documentary that aims to challenge common perceptions about migrant domestic workers.