1. Towards more and better employment through enhanced support to private sectors in southern Iraq – with a focus on green business

    12 May 2023 - 30 April 2026, Iraq

    This project seeks to enhance support to private sector development and decent work creation, with a focus on green jobs.


  1. Social Protection Programme for Iraq: Leveraging Effective Response and Accelerating Reform

    1 April 2021 - 31 December 2025, Iraq

    The overall objective of the joint programme is to ensure that by 2024, the vulnerable and the poor, including children, youth, women, elderly, informal workers, persons with disabilities and Internally Displaced Persons in Iraq benefit from equitable access to an integrated social protection system.

  2. Promoting Decent Work For Syrians Under Temporary Protection and Turkish Citizens

    6 December 2018 - 30 December 2025,

  3. Estidama++ Fund – Extension of Coverage and Formalization in Jordan

    1 December 2020 - 30 October 2025,

    The Estidama++ Fund supports informal workers by aligning with international labor standards, providing subsidies and rewards, and enhancing social security inclusion for vulnerable workers.

  4. Supporting Resilient Livelihoods, Food Security and Climate Adaptation in Yemen, Joint Programme (ERRY III)

    1 March 2022 - 28 February 2025, Yemen


  1. Cooperative Support Programme for Palestine (CSP-OPT)

    1 June 2021 - 31 May 2024,

    The project aims to enhance employment and livelihood opportunities for Palestinian women and men by activating a supportive institutional, regulatory and promotional environment for autonomous and economically self-reliant cooperatives.

  2. Extending Social Protection to Migrant Workers: Exploratory Research and Policy Dialogue in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries

    1 January 2021 - 31 March 2024,

    Advancing the agenda of extending social protection to migrants in GCC countries by increasing knowledge of existing coverage gaps, facilitating dialogue between stakeholders in countries of origin and destination, and providing technical assistance to ongoing policy reforms.

  3. Increasing Access to Employment Opportunities for Vulnerable Urban Population in Basra City in Response to the COVID-19 Crisis

    17 October 2022 - 31 March 2024, Iraq

    The collaboration between UN-Habitat and the ILO aims to increase access to employment opportunities for young women and men living in underserviced settlements in Basra, with the support of the European Union.

  4. Work in Freedom, Phase II - Fair recruitment and decent work for women migrant workers in South Asia and the Middle East

    1 April 2018 - 31 March 2024,

    The Work in Freedom is an integrated programme to support mobility by choice among women and girls from countries of origin (India, Bangladesh and Nepal) to decent jobs with safety and dignity of workers in destination countries (India, Lebanon and Jordan) through fair recruitment processes.


  1. The FAIRWAY Programme

    1 December 2019 - 30 November 2023,

    © Photo: Leila Alaoui / ILO, Design: Alexandros Chatzipanagiotou / ILO The FAIRWAY programme addresses underlying causes of decent work deficits at their source through national-level interventions in selected countries of origin in East, West and North Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, and Morocco). In the Arab States, the programme provides continuity to interventions in countries of destination across the region by building on the work of the Fairway Middle East project (2016-2019), which target low-skilled migrant workers from all regions.