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  1. Iraq completes its ratification of all ILO Fundamental Conventions

    04 June 2018

    On the sidelines of the 107th International Labour Conference, Iraq completes ratification of ILO Convention 87 on Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organize.

  2. The ILO and Saudi Arabia to boost cooperation on strengthening labour market administration

    01 June 2018

    A new cooperation initiative will support the Ministry in labour market analysis, policy and capacity development.

Multimedia

  1. Lebanon’s choir against child labour

    04 June 2018

    Lebanon has a new children’s choir – but this is a choir with a difference. All its members have, at some point in their lives, engaged in child labour – some in its worst and most hazardous forms.

  2. A new chance at employment for Syrian refugees in Jordan

    19 March 2018

    Syrians forced to leave their country because of the war, now living in refugee camps in Jordan, have a new chance at employment. It's thanks to a job fair at an ILO employment centre for refugees, funded by the European Union.

Statements and speeches

  1. Developing the care economy can boost employment and equality for Arab women

    08 March 2018

    On International Women’s Day, International Labour Organization (ILO) Regional Director for Arab States Dr Ruba Jaradat calls on societies and governments to recognize the contribution of women care workers who uphold our economies and communities.

  2. © Richard Messenger 2018

    Fair play without human rights violations

    26 February 2018

    In a speech on the margins of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, calls for labour rights to be observed in the run up to mega sporting events

Articles and features

  1. Empowerment through music: Lebanon’s choir against child labour

    04 June 2018

    Children who have a history of child labour have embarked on a musical journey led by the ILO and Lebanon’s Ministry of Labour, and have taken their talents to Lebanon’s Presidential Palace for their first ever performance.

  2. ILO trains more women as entrepreneurship education facilitators in Saudi Arabia

    12 April 2018

    Women teachers were certified as national facilitators in the ILO’s “Know About Business” (KAB) Programme, after KAB was introduced as an elective course at the Technical Vocational Training Corporation.