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  1. Full and timely implementation of Iraq’s Pensions and Social Security Law critically needed

    08 December 2023

    A two-day seminar in Karbala by the Al-Nabaa Dialogue Forum and the ILO, funded by the EU, highlighted the importance of implementing Iraq’s newly enacted Retirement and Social Security Law for Workers.

  2. ILO holds training-of-trainers workshop in business digitalization in Jordan

    07 December 2023

    The workshop is part of efforts to support vulnerable Jordanians and Syrian refugee women through empowering them to expand their businesses and market access.


  1. BBC- Interview on Migrant Workers in GCC by ILO Technical Officer on Social Protection

    15 November 2023

  2. “This initiative has opened up the opportunity for me to access a loan so I can expand my business and cultivate more land” - Najim’s story

    11 September 2023

    Najim is a young Iraqi farmer who recently completed a financial education training with the ILO under its financial inclusion initiative implemented by PROSPECTS. The initiative is also helping Najim access a bank loan so he can cultivate more land and expand his business.

Statements and speeches

  1. © Nidal Alwaheidi 2023

    ILO Director-General’s statement on the situation in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory

    27 October 2023

    The ILO Director-General has issued a statement on the situation in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory.

  2. A time for social justice

    12 September 2023

    In his address at Georgetown University in Qatar ILO Director-General Gilbert Houngbo highlighted the pressing need for global action on social justice amid multiple crises, labour market inequalities, and technological transformations.

Articles and features

  1. Rehabilitating Dreams: The Human Voices behind Aleppo's School Rehabilitation Project

    24 November 2023

    In the heart of Aleppo, amidst the rubble left by earthquakes, a beacon of hope emerged through the International Labour Organization (ILO)’s project to rehabilitate and revive three schools in Aleppo.

  2. © ©Elisa Oddone/ ILO 2023

    A rehabilitated irrigation channel and economic empowerment for residents of Lebanon’s Damour area

    21 November 2023

    A project by the ILO’s ENABLE programme is working to empower agricultural communities through employment opportunities and infrastructure rehabilitation of an irrigation channel.