Articles and features

  1. Meet Zgharta’s sibling entrepreneurs: Marina and Hind Nehme

    16 January 2023

    Two sisters who won an ILO competition for their gluten free business speak about their journey with the ILO

  2. Brighter light and higher hopes: Solar energy systems keep technical schools running in Lebanon

    10 January 2023

    The ILO provided a number of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) schools with solar systems in Lebanon to keep their doors open and trained their students on solar panel installation and maintenance to build their skills and help them find job opportunities amid the country’s multifaceted crisis.

  3. Breaching boundaries: Ahmed Mohamed’s quest for career recognition and success

    12 December 2022

    A young Syrian refugee with speech and hearing disabilities living in Jordan has received formal certification of his working skills through the ILO Recognition of Prior Learning Project, helping him advance in his career and life.

  4. I always wanted to set up a business, and employ other blind persons so they can make a living too

    02 December 2022

    Fifty-two-year-old Khabour Mohammed Ali runs a small home-based business in Dohuk selling knitted products. Khabour, who is visually impaired, has many talents- from teaching braille to making all types of handicrafts. Determined to expand her business, Khabour enrolled in ILO’s business and financial education programmes, and received a loan that will help her business grow

  5. How PROSPECTS Partnership helps build resilience of hosts and refugees communities in Lebanon

    21 November 2022

    Despite facing one of the worst socio-economic crisis in decades, Lebanon continues to host one of the highest number of refugee populations. The PROSPECTS Partnership supported by the Kingdom of Netherlands is providing education, employment and social protection support to build resilience and self-reliance of both hosts and refugees in the country.

  6. The importance of just transitions and labour mobility as mitigation and adaptation strategies to climate change

    03 November 2022

    A discussion organized by the ILO examined how climate change has a profound impact on labour markets, displacement and migration, necessitating mitigation and adaptation strategies and decisive action to protect migrant workers and include them in just transition strategies.

  7. Vocational training initiative gives families of working children chance to improve skills and employability in Iraq

    23 October 2022

    Parents and caregivers of working children from forcibly displaced and host communities attend vocational training programme to learn new skills that will enable them to generate income and pull their children out of child labour.

  8. Building skills and empowering young people in Lebanon – Rabih’s story

    02 October 2022

    The ILO has provided market-relevant skills training for Lebanese nationals and Syrian refugees to improve their employment prospects.

  9. New skills and a brighter future – Mohammad’s story

    20 September 2022

    The ILO is training Lebanese nationals and Syrian refugees in skills that are in demand in the labour market to improve their employment prospects.

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    How work gave me purpose after Beirut blast

    04 August 2022

    On August 4, 2020, large parts of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, were devastated by a massive explosion in the port. For Hani Baltaji, the rebuilding of a municipal police station has not only helped towards Beirut’s recovery, but also his own.