News

April 2018

  1. Decent Work pledge for Occupied Palestinian Territory

    23 April 2018

    First visit by an ILO Director-General to the Palestinian Territory in two decades aims to consolidate cooperation between the Organization and Palestinian partners.

  2. ILO Director-General Guy Ryder meets Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

    20 April 2018

    The meeting begins a three-day visit, Ryder’s first official visit to the Occupied Palestinian Territory.

  3. More jobs and better infrastructure for Lebanon

    18 April 2018

    Lebanon’s first Employment Intensive Infrastructure Programme (EIIP) is launched, to provide jobs in infrastructure projects for both Lebanese and Syrians.

  4. ILO to launch programme to create infrastructure jobs in Lebanon

    18 April 2018

    The programme works to create short- to mid-term employment opportunities for Lebanese host community members and displaced Syrians through infrastructure works.

  5. Private sector holds key to future employment growth in the Arab region - ILO Regional Director

    11 April 2018

    At the 45th Arab Labour Conference in Cairo, ILO Regional Director for Arab States, Ruba Jaradat, addressed the one-week event during its opening session and met with the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, the Director-General of the Arab Labour Organization and with ministers and social partners from the Arab world.

March 2018

  1. Jordanian youth join the My Fair Home youth advocacy network for domestic worker rights

    22 March 2018

    The ILO FAIRWAY project is supporting youth in the Arab States to become change makers for migrant domestic workers’ rights in their communities.

  2. Lebanon’s President launches National Choir against Child Labour

    20 March 2018

    Children who have a history of child labour are empowered through music, and have taken their talents to Lebanon’s Presidential Palace for their first performance, marking National Children’s Day.

  3. ILO opens applications for journalism fellowship to improve reporting on labour migration in the Arab States

    09 March 2018

    The programme – produced in partnership with the Ethical Journalism Network – targets journalists and digital media in order to change the narrative on migration in the region.

  4. © Leila Aloui / ILO 2018

    Reforming the migrant domestic work sector in the Arab region vital to welfare of both workers and employers – ILO report

    08 March 2018

    An ILO White Paper outlines policy recommendations to reform the migrant domestic work sector and establish a professionalized and high-quality care economy in the region.

  5. © S. Samanian / ABADE Programme 2018

    ILO: Women still less likely to be active in the labour market than men in most of the world

    08 March 2018

    Despite notable progress over the past 20 years, updated ILO figures show persistent inequalities between women and men on access to the labour market, unemployment and conditions at work.