July 2023

  1. ILO-RDPP Research Partnership for Improved Livelihoods of Jordanian & Syrian Youth: Launch of publications

    13 July 2023

  2. National Consultation on Labour Dispute Resolution in Jordan

    3 July 2023

    The National Consultation will discuss the current system of judicial and non-judicial resolution of labour disputes, with a focus on the Ministry of Labour’s role, and to explore constraints and challenges in the current structure; and explore ways forward, including review of promising practices and tools that could support further dialogue on the labour dispute system.

June 2023

  1. Extending social protection to migrant workers in Gulf countries: State of play and next steps for reform?

    26 June 2023

    This event examined social protection challenges faced by migrant workers in the Gulf countries, and provided insights on legal provisions and potential avenues for reform.

  2. Inspectors in Iraq train on ILO tools and procedures, with a focus on social security

    13 - 15 June 2023

    The trainings brought together heads of social security departments and social security inspectors, organised under the joint programme to reform social protection in Iraq, with the support of the European Union.

May 2023

  1. International Conference on Occupational Heat Stress: “Implementation of Practices, Sharing of Experiences”

    9 - 10 May 2023

    The event will bring together selected governments, social partners, academics, and practitioners from the Arab States and around the world, to discuss and share expertise on heat stress research, and design of mitigation strategies, policies, and legislation.

April 2023

  1. What role can international labour standards and the ILO play in the protection of migrant workers’ wages?

    27 April 2023

    The ILO Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations (CEACR) has identified non-payment of wages, delayed payment of as key modern-day wage protection issues that can also lead to debt bondage and forced labour, with migrant workers being especially vulnerable. This event presents a new ILO guidance note on the protection of wages for migrant workers.

  2. ILO and partners celebrate Iraq’s ratification of flagship ILO Social Security Convention (C102)

    4 April 2023

    An event was organised at the historical site of Beit Alhikmah in Baghdad, bringing together a wide spectrum of partners who are working closely with the Government of Iraq to reform social protection.

March 2023

  1. Awareness raising on Labour Migration for local community leaders in rural Kenya

    24 March - 9 April 2023

    The two labour migration awareness raising meetings in Kilifi and Busia brought together local community leaders from across Kilifi County and Busia County including the chiefs, assistant chiefs, village elders, community policing and community administrators.

  2. Trainers in Iraq complete process to become certified trainers in ILO's Start and Improve Your Business

    14 - 18 March 2023

    Implemented under PROSPECTS, the trainings will allow trainers to provide young entrepreneurs with the needed capacity building support to start or expand their businesses

  3. Training on identifying cases of forced labour of migrant workers in Kuwait supports government officials and company representatives to address an important challenge

    13 - 16 March 2023

    Between 13-15 March 2023, the ILO organized a three-day training on forced labour and trafficking in persons for staff of the labour inspectorate, the labour relations department, the domestic workers department, the shelter (for victims of labour exploitation), and the international relations department of the Public Authority for Manpower. A separate workshop was held for companies, focussing on how tools available to help strengthen business’ ability to combat forced labour and trafficking in persons.