News

January 2018

  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.

December 2017

  1. 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.

  2. ILO announces the four winners of the 2017 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration

    18 December 2017

    To mark this year’s International Migrants Day on 18th December, the ILO has announced the four winners of its 2017 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration.

  3. My.Coop – Managing your agricultural cooperative training package adapted and piloted in Lebanon

    15 December 2017

    My.Coop – Managing your agricultural cooperative training package got yet another adaptation when it was adapted to the Lebanese context by the ILO Office in Beirut.

  4. © Sharada Prasad CS 2018

    Social protection is affordable even in most low-income countries

    13 December 2017

    ILO releases a number of easy-to-use tools and guides, which show that most countries could afford to provide social protection floors if they chose to.

  5. © Julian Buijzen 2018

    ILO launches Migration Glossary for Middle East media

    08 December 2017

    The glossary guides journalists in the region towards rights-based reporting on migration, forced labour and trafficking in persons, as part of an initiative to promote fair migration.

  6. How trade unions promote decent work for persons with disabilities

    03 December 2017

    The ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) has launched a report which highlights trade union action to promote decent work for persons with disabilities. ACTRAV talked to the department’s focal point on disability at work, Nezam Qahoush about the challenges persons with disabilities face in the world of work and the role of the trade union movement in promoting decent work for them.

November 2017

  1. © Pierre Holtz / UNICEF 2018

    ILO: 4 billion people worldwide are left without social protection

    29 November 2017

    New ILO report shows that massive efforts are still needed to ensure that the right to social security becomes a reality for all.

  2. ILO and UNICEF join forces to tackle child labour in Syria

    23 November 2017

    Both UN agencies stress the importance of integrating efforts against child labour in the early stages of rehabilitating livelihoods in communities that have suffered from conflict, displacement and other crisis situations.

  3. © Alain Bachellier 2018

    Weak recovery in youth labour markets demands a sweeping response

    20 November 2017

    Despite a significant fall in youth unemployment since the height of the economic crisis in 2009, persistent unemployment and a lack of quality job opportunities continue to hamper young people’s quest for decent work.