March 2017

  1. ILO to bolster inspection of occupational safety and health in Kuwait energy sector

    5 - 9 March 2017

    The ILO International Training Centre will hold a training course with occupational safety and health inspectors of Kuwait’s Public Authority of Manpower to cover guidelines for inspection activities in the energy sector.

February 2017

  1. ILO and the Domestic Workers Union in Lebanon host a strategic planning workshop

    19 February 2017

    Union members agree on a framework to increase recognition of the union in Lebanonز

  2. ILO/GCC Sub-regional Workshop on Enterprise Development in the Gulf Region: Establishing an Enabling Environment and Building on Best Practices

    14 - 16 February 2017

    The ILO Regional Office for Arab States is organizing a workshop with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to promote the ILO-ILC2007 Conclusions on Sustainable Enterprises. This is a part of an ongoing cooperation agreement between the ILO and the GCC.

  3. The ILO to hold a round table discussion on working conditions of domestic workers in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

    14 February 2017

    The ILO, in collaboration with the National Women’s Employment Committee (NWEC), will present the findings of the “Domestic Work Policy Brief: a first look at Palestine’s domestic workers and how to better protect them” and discuss with the various participants a plan of action to follow up

  4. The ILO to hold a conference on cooperatives in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

    13 February 2017

    Conference will present concrete strategies to promote decent work through cooperatives.

  5. Training workshop for labour inspectors on “ensuring good working conditions for workers, including migrant workers”

    6 - 8 February 2017

    As part of a series of training workshops to labour inspectors around Jordan, the ILO delivered a three day workshop for labour inspectors of the Ministry of Labour, based in Amman, to strengthen their capacity relating to effective inspection of working conditions, particularly in ‘difficult to reach’ sectors of construction and domestic work, and to encourage a better understanding of both national and international standards and good practices on labour inspection and OSH.

January 2017

  1. ILO holds ceremony to mark completion of training programme for Jordanian and Syrian construction workers in Jordan

    24 January 2017

    The programme is part of efforts to help Syrian workers obtain work permits by boosting their skills and accreditation.

December 2016

  1. ILO to train officials in Jordan on labour-intensive road surveying to boost employment among Syrian refugees and host communities

    21 - 22 December 2016

    Field engineers from Jordan’s Ministry of Public Works and Housing will be trained by the ILO in labour-intensive road condition surveying as part of efforts to improve local infrastructure and increase formal employment among refugees and host communities.

  2. ILO to hold training workshop on responses to working street children

    8 - 11 December 2016

    Participants from a number of countries in the Arab States and North Africa regions will meet to exchange experiences on how to tackle the problems facing nations with working street children.

  3. ILO hosts Arab States consultation on labour migration in the media

    6 December 2016

    Senior journalists and editors meet to discuss challenges and opportunities for reporting on labour migration in the Arab States