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  1. Kuwait pledges $0.5 million in continued annual support for ILO activities in the Palestinian Territory

    22 January 2018

    A new grant from Kuwait to the ILO will promote decent work and social justice in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, bringing the total of Kuwait’s contributions to ILO efforts in the Arab States region to US$ 5 million since 2009.

  2. ILO supports Iraq in developing new social security law

    21 December 2017

    A tripartite workshop for high-level Iraqi officials was the last in a series of events organized by the ILO to support the Government of Iraq in drafting its new social security law, which, once adopted, will be the first to cover all public and private sector workers in Iraq.

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  1. Iraq’s Deputy Minister of Labour: the new social security law will help support the private sector and strengthen workers’ rights

    21 December 2017

    On the sidelines of a workshop for high-level Iraqi officials organized by the ILO to support the Government of Iraq in drafting its new social security law, we speak to Iraq’s Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Abdel Karim Al-Janabi on the importance of the new law which, once adopted, will be the first to cover all public and private sector workers in Iraq.

  2. Giving child labourers a voice through music

    15 December 2017

    Thousands of children in Lebanon are engaged in child labour – many in some of its worst forms. The ILO and Lebanon’s Ministry of Labour teamed up with renowned conductor and choirmaster Selim Sahab, together setting up a special choir to empower these children, and give them a voice through music. This ILO-led initiative is part of efforts to implement Lebanon’s National Action Plan to Eliminate the Worst Forms of Child Labour.

Statements and speeches

  1. © Nguyen A. / ILO 2018

    The future world of work must be fully inclusive of people with disabilities

    01 December 2017

    “People with disabilities, with their skills and talents, are an important asset to the labour markets today and in the future,” says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  2. © S. Gombert / Cultura Creative 2018

    “Leaving no-one behind means ending all forms of violence and harassment against women”

    25 November 2017

    "With notable exceptions, far too little has been done for far too long to end the culture of impunity, to end the culture of silence," says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder in a statement issued on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Articles and features

  1. Self-employment of women as a coping mechanism in war-torn Yemen

    27 October 2017

    Enterprise development as a means of economic and social empowerment of women in times of war in Yemen.

  2. © Bill Lyons/ World Bank 2018

    Learning to run a small business in conflict and poverty-wracked Yemen

    11 October 2017

    The conflict in Yemen has robbed millions of people of their livelihoods, particularly in rural areas. A joint ILO-UNDP programme helps vulnerable youth set up their own business.