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  1. Dismissed Workers in Bahrain: Al Jazeera Interviews the ILO's Guy Ryder

    16 May 2011

    Al Jazeera interviews the ILO's Guy Ryder about the dismissal of workers following pro-democracy protests in Bahrain, and the ILO's efforts to promote dialogue between the country's trade unionists, employers and the government to address the issue. Guy Ryder is the Executive Director for Standards and Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, at the ILO.

  2. Palestinian Women's Economic Empowerment

    11 May 2011

    The Palestinian Women's Economic Empowerment project promotes economic recovery in refugee camps in Lebanon by supporting ongoing efforts to increase income and improve decent work conditions for women entrepreneurs. ILO and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation are working to achieve these goals in the Nahr al-Bared and Ain al-Helweh Palestinian camps.

  3. Message by Juan Somavia on the occasion of World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    26 April 2011

    On this Day we recall that every year around 337 million people are victims of work accidents and more than 2.3 million people die because of occupational injuries or work-related diseases.

  4. Youth unemployment in the Arab world is a major cause for rebellion

    05 April 2011

    While images from protests in the Arab region go around the world, it is timely to look at the reasons that brought these mostly young people on to the streets. An extremely high youth unemployment rate of 23.4 per cent in 2010, is one major but not the only cause for these popular uprisings, says Dorothea Schmidt, senior employment expert in the ILO office in Cairo.

  5. Green Jobs set to improve youth employability in six of Syria's 100 poorest villages

    25 March 2011

    Youth from some of Syria’s poorest regions are learning to harness solar energy to improve their living standards in an environmentally sustainable way.

  6. Vocational training for the construction sector to boost social and economic recovery and employment generation in southern Lebanon

    25 March 2011

    More than one thousand Lebanese will have benefited from the ILO project ‘Skills development, employment services and local economic recovery for the construction sector in south Lebanon’ when a further 287 trainees receive a proficiency certificate at the Yassin Jaber Centre in the southern city of Nabatieh on Tuesday (March 29).

  7. Combating HIV/AIDS in the workplace in Syria: ILO raises awareness on HIV/AIDS and the world of work in Syria

    02 March 2011

    Syria is striving to combat to HIV/AIDS through the workplace this year, with the launch of an awareness campaign for decision-makers in employers’ organizations, trade unions, and government institutions.

  8. Minister of Labour signs the decree implementing the Labour Law amendments for Palestine Refugees

    28 February 2011

    The Lebanese Minister of Labour in the caretaking government Boutros Harb signed on Tuesday (22nd of February) a decree implementing amendments to the Labour Law that were adopted last August, thus facilitating access of Palestinian Refugees to work permits and de-linking those permits from a work contract.

  9. Statement by the ILO Director-General on the situation in Libya

    24 February 2011

    The Director-General of the ILO, Juan Somavia, associates himself fully with the grave concern and condemnation expressed by the Security Council and the Secretary-General of the United Nations on the dramatic situation in Libya.

  10. World Day of Social Justice 2011- Juan Somavia: ‘Time for a new era of social justice based on decent work’

    17 February 2011

    It is time to build a new era of social justice on a foundation of decent work. Recent events flashing across the world’s television screens have brought into sharp focus demands that have been brewing in the hearts of people: the desire for a decent life and a decent future based on social justice.