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  1. ILO mobile work permit units: connecting workers with employment services

    20 January 2020

    Many workers in agriculture and construction in Jordan work in remote locations and have few transportation options. This prevents them from accessing much-needed employment services and support. The ILO and partners have launched mobile work permit units bringing these services closer to the workers themselves.

  2. © Chor Sokunthea / World Bank 2020

    Insufficient paid work affects almost half a billion people, new ILO report shows

    20 January 2020

    A lack of decent work combined with rising unemployment and persisting inequality is making it increasingly difficult for people to build better lives through their work, according to the latest edition of the ILO’s global report on employment and social trends.

  3. New tool helps employers protect construction workers in the Middle East

    17 January 2020

    The ILO and the International Organisation of Employers launch a new guidance tool to help construction companies in the Middle East expand protection of workers, including migrant workers who make up the vast majority of the sector’s manual labourers.

  4. Exit permits consigned to history for almost all migrant workers in Qatar

    16 January 2020

    New legislation enters into force removing the exit permit for workers not covered by earlier changes

  5. State of Qatar, Sweden and International Labour Organization to cooperate on labour issues

    09 January 2020

    MoU to see collaboration in occupational health and safety at work and corporate social responsibility

  6. Protecting the most vulnerable: Why protecting the rights of migrant workers remains a critical priority

    18 December 2019

    ILO Regional Director for Arab States Dr. Ruba Jaradat reflects on the importance of International Migrants Day for millions of workers in the Middle East

  7. Lebanon launches the results of the Labour Force and Households Living Conditions Survey for 2018 - 2019

    18 December 2019

    The Central Administration of Statistics launches the main results of the Labour Force and Households’ Living Conditions Survey, which was carried out with the technical support from the ILO and funding from the EU.

  8. Arab States pledge to reduce gender pay gap in the region

    17 December 2019

    The joint ILO, UN Women and OECD Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) saw high-level offcials from across the Arab States reigion commit to pay equity between women and men

  9. Launch of the Equal Pay International Coalition in the Arab States

    The Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) is a regional symposium to address the gender pay gap in the Arab States.

  10. The First Palestinian National Labour Inspection Conference

    11 December 2019