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  1. 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.

  2. Kuwait pledges additional funds to support ILO interventions in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

    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.

Multimedia

  1. International Women's Day: Working Women in Jordan 

    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. 

  2. Youth Employment in Changing Labour Markets

    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

  1. 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

  2. Message from ILO's Director-General Guy Ryder for International Cooperative Day 2019

    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

  1. Resilience and decent work can mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on Jordan’s labour market

    26 March 2020

  2. New skills for a brighter future - Soumaya's story

    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.