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    COVID-19: EU and ILO project to improve labour governance and working conditions in Iraq

    23 November 2020

    The project will seek to address some of the labour market challenges imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the longer-term decent work priorities of Iraq.

  2. ACTRAV Talks

    Digitalization: Challenges and Opportunities for Union Documentation Centres

    On the occasion of the launch of the new ILO’s workers‘ collection, the Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) will organize a webinar to discuss the challenges and opportunities regarding the digital transformation of Trade Union documentation centres, during which experts will discuss potential strategies as well as best practices to address this digital transformation...

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    Working in Qatar: How labour inspectors can help you

    19 November 2020

    The correct application of the labour law depends on an effective labour inspectorate. When visiting companies, worksites and workers’ accommodations, labour inspectors monitor the implementation of the labour law, they help workers understand their rights and guide employers on how to comply with the law. Watch this video to know more about Qatar’s Labour Inspection System.


  1. Social protection responses to the COVID-19 crisis in the MENA/Arab States region

    This policy brief provides a summary of the main social protection measures that were adopted by the countries in the MENA/Arab States region in immediate response to the pandemic. 

  2. Rapid Diagnostic Assessment of Employment Impacts under COVID-19 in Lebanon

    The COVID-19 pandemic emerged in Lebanon at a time when the country was grappling with its worst economic and financial crisis in decades. Lockdown measures have further hampered economic activity and left various groups of workers severely affected. 

  3. ILO’s support to Syrian refugees and host communities: Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt

    Within the framework of the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP), the ILO is facilitating equal access to labour markets and promoting decent work for all – prerequisites for enhancing resilience and reducing aid dependency.