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  1. ILO-UNHCR policy dialogue examines access of host communities and forcibly displaced persons to Iraq’s labour market

    02 December 2022

    The event focused on ILO’s newly developed report which examines global and country level policy, legislative and regulatory frameworks, practices and gaps shaping access to the labour market and proposes recommendations that support efforts to promote decent work for refugees, IDPs and host communities in Iraq.

  2. Jordan launches first ILO SCORE training programme in the Middle East

    01 December 2022

    The training is set to improve SMEs’ productivity and working conditions in the agri-food sector in the country.

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    What’s the story on labour rights in Qatar?

    18 November 2022

    The ILO has been closely involved in supporting labour reforms in Qatar, through a technical cooperation programme that began in 2018. With the football World Cup due to kick off in Qatar on 20 November, Max Tuñón, head of the ILO Office in Doha and Chief Technical Adviser of the programme, joins the ILO's Future of Work podcast to discuss the labour reforms in the country.

  2. How have labour reforms progressed in Qatar?

    16 November 2022

    The World Cup is approaching, and the eyes of the world will be on Qatar. Sport has an important role to play in promoting respect for human rights. In Qatar the World Cup has accelerated the adoption of wide-ranging labour reforms to improve the lives of working people in the country. Let’s explore what has changed for migrant workers in Qatar.

Statements and speeches

  1. Joint Statement by the ILO and UN Women on the occasion of the Global Day of Action for Care

    29 October 2022

  2. ILO Director-General’s address to the Arab Labour Conference 2022

    18 September 2022

    In a recorded video address, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder addresses Arab governments, workers and employers meeting in Cairo, Egypt, with a call to pursue with the ILO a shared mission of promoting social justice.

Articles and features

  1. 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

  2. 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.