ILO and SDC launch new programme to protect migrant workers in vulnerable situations in the Arab States, with a focus on workers from Africa
30 March 2020
The FAIRWAY Programme, funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and implemented by ILO, responds to the need to ensure decent work for migrant workers, including in sectors where they are at high risk of exploitation, such as in domestic work, construction and hospitality, and will support interregional collaboration between countries in Africa and the Middle East.
17 March 2020
A new contribution from the Kuwait representation in Geneva of US$ 500,000 will help ILO promote decent work and social justice for Palestinian women and men.
06 March 2020
In tribute to women’s contributions to the world of work, the ILO has asked women in Jordan what they like most about their jobs.
06 February 2020
Presentation on "Youth Employment in Changing Labour Markets" in G20 countries presented at the 1st Employment Working Group (EWG) meeting under the Saudi G20 Presidency (Jeddah, 4-6 February 2020)
Statements and speeches
Protecting the most vulnerable: Why protecting the rights of migrant workers remains a critical priority
18 December 2019
ILO Regional Director for Arab States Dr. Ruba Jaradat reflects on the importance of International Migrants Day for millions of workers in the Middle East
05 July 2019
The 2019 International Day of Cooperatives will be celebrated on Saturday 6 July. This year, in commemoration of the ILO’s centenary, the theme is "cooperatives for decent work" which is closely linked to SDG8. On this occasion ILO Director-General Guy Ryder has issued a video message.
Articles and features
26 March 2020
16 March 2020
Ten months ago, Syrian Soumaya Mohammed found work at a garment factory with the help of the Azraq Centre for Employment (ACE). She tells the ILO in her own words what it’s like to have regular work, an income and a new profession.