News

October 2019

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    Landmark labour reforms signal end of kafala system in Qatar

    16 October 2019

    Freedom to change jobs, removal of exit permits and non-discriminatory minimum wage to enter into force by January 2020.

  2. Study identifies effective mitigation strategies to keep workers safe from heat stress

    11 October 2019

    Largest ever study on the impact of heat stress reveals effectiveness of a number of existing approaches, and makes recommendations to better protect workers during summer months

  3. New programme will promote better work for Egyptian, Palestinian and Jordanian women

    07 October 2019

    A high-level meeting kicks-off a new joint ILO/UN Women programme which will address structural causes of inequalities women face in accessing decent work in the three countries.

  4. Comprehensive training programme for all labour inspectors underway in Qatar

    06 October 2019

    Training initiative marks key step in strategy to forge a stronger Labour Inspection Department

  5. Global Forum highlights role of business in labour reforms and migration governance

    01 October 2019

    Global Forum on Migration and Development Business Mechanism brings business and government together.

September 2019

  1. Promoting Formal Employment in Arab States (Jordan, Lebanon, and Iraq): Transition from Informal to Formal Economy

    20 September 2019

    ILOITC training examines informal employment in the Arab region, in particular in the context of crisis- impacted countries such as Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan and offers a platform to discuss ways to promote formal employment and enterprises, to achieve decent work and SDGs.

  2. ILO launches Global Media Competition on Labour Migration

    12 September 2019

    The competition aims at encouraging quality reporting on labour migration to better protect migrant workers’ rights.

  3. ILO holds workshop on labour inspection instructions for factories benefitting from the EU's simplified rules of origin

    05 September 2019

    Participants discussed the impact of enhancing working conditions on improving productivity, trade and competitiveness of industrial enterprises.

August 2019

  1. Jordan holds first national conference on labour inspection

    23 August 2019

    Organised by the ILO, the conference focused on ways to advance labour inspection in Jordan’s agricultural sector.

  2. Strategic Compliance sub-regional workshop in Beirut

    05 August 2019

    The ILO's Regional Office for Arab States and the Labour Administration, Labour Inspection and Occupational Safety and Health Branch organized a sub-regional office in Beirut from 30 July to 2 August 2019 to introduce the ILO's strategic compliance intervention model.