News

April 2019

  1. ILO fosters south-south cooperation to promote decent work for Syrian refugees and host communities 

    19 April 2019

    Constituents from Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey came together in Jordan to discuss the promotion of decent work for Syrian refugees and host communities in the region, as part of a South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) initiative between the four countries, aimed at exchanging knowledge, skills, resources and technical know-how.

  2. ILO and Jordan celebrate agency’s centenary   

    12 April 2019

    Folklore dancing, unveiling of traditional mosaic and discussions on Jordan’s role in advancing social justice were among the celebration’s highlights.  

  3. 24 hours, 24 destinations, 2 Arab States – ILO’s marks its 100 birthday with ‘virtual’ global tour stops in Lebanon and Jordan

    11 April 2019

    As part of a live 24-hour “Global Tour” of national events in 24 countries, governments, workers and employers marked the ILO Centenary in Jordan and Lebanon by showcasing the agency’s work on the promotion of decent work.

  4. ILO fosters South-South cooperation on decent work and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

    04 April 2019

    The workshop brought together tripartite constituents from six Arab States to exchange country experiences to integrate sustainable development goals, decent work and employment into the national policy planning processes.

March 2019

  1. ILO supports strategic compliance planning for the Labour Inspection Department in Qatar

    28 March 2019

    Goal to transition from traditional inspection model to strategic approach

  2. South-South and Triangular Cooperation study tour

    20 March 2019

    Study tour from Central Statistical Organization (CSO) from Iraq to visit the Central Administration of Statistics (CAS) in Lebanon

  3. Conflict and mass displacement increase child labour

    20 March 2019

    Conflict and crisis in the Middle East and North Africa has led to an increase in child labour across the region, including in children’s involvement in armed conflict and other illicit activities, a new report finds.

  4. ILO and Germany pen agreement to bolster decent work for Syrian refugees and host communities

    13 March 2019

    The ILO and Germany’s Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development have signed a comprehensive memorandum of understanding which seeks to support job creation in response to the refugee crisis and forced displacement in Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey.

  5. Minister of Labour and ILO officials discuss designing a pension system for Lebanon and reforming the labour law

    06 March 2019

    Minister Camille Abousleiman meets with ILO delegation to explore means of reforming social protection and reforming the labour law in Lebanon.

February 2019

  1. Reporting Labour Statistics to the ILO for better SDG monitoring in Arab States

    18 February 2019

    An ILO-led workshop held in Amman, Jordan, focused on strengthening the capacities and promoting peer-to-peer learning amongst Arab countries with regards to statistical methods and sources to compile datasets relevant to the decent work.