News

August 2017

  1. © ILO/Ala’a al Sukhni 2017

    Jordan issues first-of-their-kind work permits to Syria refugees in the Arab region

    09 August 2017

    Jordanian trade unions begin issuing non-employer-specific and non-position-specific work permits in the construction sector, following an ILO-coordinated agreement with the Government. The permits are the first of their kind to be issued to Syrian refugees in the Arab region.

  2. Developing trade unions capacities to promote social protection floor in Iraq

    04 August 2017

    The workshop objective is to bring together the Leaders of the four main national trade union centers to discuss the unions’ policy and future strategy in relation to social protection and the new draft law.

July 2017

  1. ILO and UNICEF join forces to improve vocational training for youth in Lebanon

    28 July 2017

    A joint UNICEF and ILO project works to strengthen technical and vocational training for youth in Lebanon, in line with labour market needs.

  2. Towards a Trade Union policy to eliminate child labour in the Arab States

    14 July 2017

  3. ILO launches journalism fellowship to improve reporting on labour migration in the Arab States

    13 July 2017

    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. Kuwait Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and ILO Regional Director discuss strengthening cooperation to advance decent work in the Gulf state

    08 July 2017

    Kuwait’s Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Hind Al-Sabeeh and ILO Regional Officer for Arab States Ruba Jaradat meet during an official visit by the Minister to the ILO regional office in Beirut.

  5. First Palestinian social security system for private sector workers ready to be rolled out

    06 July 2017

    Establishing an independent Social Security Institution will enable the Occupied Palestinian Territory to roll out its first ever social security system to cover private sector workers and their families.

June 2017

  1. Jordan Minister of Public Works and Housing visits road maintenance works taking place under ILO project

    29 June 2017

    The works are part of an ILO project which works to improve the living conditions of Syrian refugees and Jordanians through increased employment and improved infrastructure.

  2. Syrian refugees in Jordan welcome work permits, but challenges persist

    28 June 2017

    New ILO study, prepared in collaboration with UNHCR, looks at the impact of work permits provided to Syrian refugees in Jordan that has resulted in thousands of them formally joining the Jordanian workforce.

  3. Government and trade unions sign agreement to grant more work permits to Syrian refugees in Jordan

    22 June 2017

    The Memorandum of Understanding for issuing more work permits for Syrian refugees working in the construction sector was reached with the support and coordination of the ILO.