Ressources on Employment Promotion in the Arab States

  1. The ILO, the Central Bank of Iraq and partners celebrate success of the financial Inclusion Initiative for MSMEs under the PROSPECTS Programme

    20 November 2023

    Hundreds of loans have been disbursed to aspiring entrepreneurs and existing MSMEs through the project, contributing to the creation and retention of more than 1,200 job opportunities for Iraqi host communities and forcibly displaced people.

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    ILO launches funding appeal to respond to critical needs of Palestinian workers and employers

    09 November 2023

    Funding sought to implement ILO’s three-phase programme to provide immediate relief to impacted groups and support longer-term job and business recovery and social protection.

  3. Impact of the Israel-Hamas conflict on the labour market and livelihoods in the Occupied Palestinian Territory: Bulletin No.1

    06 November 2023

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    Over 60 per cent of employment has been lost in Gaza since start of current conflict

    06 November 2023

    The ILO has issued its first bulletin on the impact of the current Israel-Hamas conflict on the labour market and livelihoods in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.

  5. Four hundred women and men from forcibly displaced and host communities in Iraq complete Work-Based Learning programmes

    25 October 2023

    Implemented by ILO under the PROSPECTS Partnership, the programmes covered 18 occupations, involving 60 enterprises and enterprise owners, and an array of government and social partners, who provided youth with the necessary market-relevant skills that support their transition to decent work.

  6. Netherlands and ILO delegation visit to Duhok sheds light on PROSPECTS Partnership’s impact on host and forcibly displaced populations

    20 October 2023

    The visit highlighted key aspects of ILO’s programme under the PROSPECTS Partnership to support youth in their transition to decent work, with the support of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

  7. Seventy-five women and men in Iraq's City of Basra complete a vocational training programme, paving the way for more and better employment opportunities

    19 October 2023

    The training sessions are part of the collaboration between ILO and UN-Habitat under the European Union funded project "Increasing Access to Employment Opportunities for Vulnerable Urban Population in Basra City in Response to the COVID-19 Crisis."

  8. ILO holds discussions with partners and youth in Iraq’s Al Muthana Governorate on ways to develop the private sector’s green economy, with the support of Italy

    17 October 2023

  9. Building Bridges: ILO’s EU-funded ENABLE Programme links Social Protection and Employment Activation in Lebanon

    10 October 2023

    The new programme aims to empower individuals and enhance social protection measures by creating sustainable employment opportunities in Lebanon.

  10. ILO Regional Director’s visit to Yemen aims to increase support to constituents and crisis-affected communities across the country

    07 October 2023

    ILO Regional Director for Arab States Ruba Jaradat said the visit marks a renewed commitment by the ILO to help build resilience across all areas of Yemen by creating decent jobs and livelihoods.