News

October 2017

  1. Towards Better Working Conditions in the UAE

    10 October 2017

    ILO and UAE launch comprehensive capacity building programme for labour inspectors.

  2. © AFP China Xtra 2017

    Sluggish SME development hurts jobs and the economy, ILO says

    09 October 2017

    Investing in workers and innovation, and boosting trade and social dialogue are key to stemming rising global unemployment, the latest edition of the ILO's flagship report shows.

  3. ILO interregional consultation explores ways to realize fair migration from Asia and Africa to the Middle East

    04 October 2017

    The two-day high-level event in Beirut brings together ILO constituents and experts from 22 countries in three regions for a technical assessment of key challenges and proposed ways forward to realize fair labour migration and mobility.

  4. EU-funded Zaatari camp job centre hosts unprecedented job fair

    04 October 2017

    Companies advertised hundreds of jobs for Syrian refugees at the event which was made possible by European Union funds, and organized by the ILO and UNHCR.

  5. From youth emergency employment to self-employment – joint UNDP and ILO work in Yemen

    04 October 2017

    Najah Ali is a 24-year-old woman from Yemen’s Hajjah Governorate. Her husband is unemployed, and her father retired. She has two brothers and six sisters. The escalation of the brutal conflict in Yemen in 2015 meant that Najah – and numerous others like her in Yemen – desperately needed a source of income to feed her family and meet basic needs.

September 2017

  1. 40 million in modern slavery and 152 million in child labour around the world

    19 September 2017

    New data reveal that the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal Target 8.7, will not be achieved unless efforts to fight modern slavery and child labour are dramatically increased.

  2. Social dialogue can contribute to sustainable enterprises and inclusive growth

    18 September 2017

    Heads of state and government as well as those of the ILO and the OECD will present a new publication on the business case for social dialogue between the social partners and with governments.

  3. ILO to hold Conference on “The Future of Work We Want: Workers’ perspective in the Arab region” on 20-21 September

    18 September 2017

  4. ILO seeks to combat street-based child labour through new support centre in Beirut

    08 September 2017

    The ILO, Lebanon’s Ministry of Labour and the Norwegian Embassy inaugurate an ILO-supported children’s centre in one of the Lebanese capital’s southern suburbs. The centre, operated by Beyond Association, will provide a variety of support services to local and refugee child labourers.

  5. ILO and MOL to open new support centre for working street children in Beirut

    06 September 2017

    The Beyond Ouzai Centre in one of the Lebanese capital’s southern suburbs will provide a variety of support services to local and refugee child labourers.