March 2023

  1. ILO set to implement emergency employment scheme in earthquake-damaged neighbourhoods in Aleppo, Syria

    03 March 2023

    A team of ILO engineers conducted an assessment in the Syrian city of Aleppo, parts of which were severely damaged by the earthquake that struck Türkiye and Syria, to identify priorities under an emergency employment scheme to help restore livelihoods and rehabilitate destroyed infrastructure.

February 2023

  1. ILO PROSPECTS in Iraq supports livelihoods and decent work for refugees, IDPs and host communities

    19 February 2023

    The programme includes a financial inclusion initiative to support businesses to access loans and build their financial and business skills and the development of vocational training programmes in market-relevant occupations.

  2. Parents and caregivers of working children complete vocational trainings in Iraq

    19 February 2023

    Hundreds of parents and caregivers of working children in Ninewa have completed vocational trainings in sewing and electrical installation, that will help them build their skills, improve their employability and establish their own sources of income, so their children no longer have to work.

January 2023

  1. Entrepreneurial skills and access to finance support business development among refugees in Iraq

    24 January 2023

    Hishyar Bashir Sadoon is a Syrian refugee who owns a small construction business. He was recently able to expand his business under ILO’s financial inclusion initiative, targeting refugees, internally displaced persons and host community members.

  2. Employment Intensive Approaches create decent jobs in cultural heritage development

    18 January 2023

    A joint ILO/EU/UNESCO project is supporting the conservation and rehabilitation of cultural heritage at the World Heritage Site of the Erbil Citadel. The ILO is applying Employment Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP) approaches to create decent jobs for around 1,000 workers. In addition, the ILO through EIIP approaches will facilitate the recognition of skills for 40 workers in three different occupations related to the conservation of historical sites. EIIP Technical Officer Bashar Elsamarneh explains.

  3. Iraq and Egypt exchange experience on enhancing labour inspection and safety at work

    09 January 2023

    A delegation, bringing together ILO’s tripartite constituents from Federal Iraq and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, took part in a study tour to Egypt, where they met with counterparts and exchanged knowledge on issues related to labour and occupational safety and health inspection.

December 2022

  1. Preparatory Workshop for the National Social Protection Strategy Steering Committee Meeting - Jordan

    28 December 2022

  2. TRANSFORM Programme Emphasizes Collaboration in Social Protection Sector - Jordan

    28 December 2022

  3. Policy dialogue on access of refugees, internally displaced persons, and host communities to Iraq’s labour market

    21 December 2022

    ILO and UNHCR organised a policy dialogue to discuss the findings of a new ILO report, which examines the access of refugees, internally displaced persons and host community members to the labour market.

  4. What future of work do young people from Asia and the Pacific and the Arab States hope for?

    07 December 2022

    Check out this video played to government, worker and employer representatives at the opening of ILO’s the Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting in Singapore.

  5. An overview of the participation of Jordanian and Syrian youth into the Decent work in Jordan’s Floriculture sector in Jordan to cope with international standards and integrate them in the labor market

    04 December 2022

  6. Beneficiary testimonial on floriculture sector in Jordan; ILO - Australian Aid funded project

    04 December 2022

November 2022

  1. © ILO 2023

    What’s the story on labour rights in Qatar?

    18 November 2022

    The ILO has been closely involved in supporting labour reforms in Qatar, through a technical cooperation programme that began in 2018. With the football World Cup due to kick off in Qatar on 20 November, Max Tuñón, head of the ILO Office in Doha and Chief Technical Adviser of the programme, joins the ILO's Future of Work podcast to discuss the labour reforms in the country.

  2. How have labour reforms progressed in Qatar?

    16 November 2022

    The World Cup is approaching, and the eyes of the world will be on Qatar. Sport has an important role to play in promoting respect for human rights. In Qatar the World Cup has accelerated the adoption of wide-ranging labour reforms to improve the lives of working people in the country. Let’s explore what has changed for migrant workers in Qatar.

  3. A renewed chance at childhood, education, and productive family: Sana's story

    09 November 2022

    Sana is a Syrian refugee girl who came to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq with her parents in 2013. She found herself working at a clothes shop to support her family.

  4. How ILO programmes contribute to decent work and social cohesion in Jordan

    04 November 2022

    An ILO report was developed to better understand how ILO’s programmes and promotion of decent work contribute to social cohesion in Jordan. The report identifies good practices and lessons learned, as well as steps to enhance the mainstreaming of social cohesion in ILO’s programmes. This video highlights the voices of workers and their employers working in environments which have directly or indirectly benefited from ILO interventions.

  5. Stories of Vulnerability from Workers in Lebanon

    02 November 2022

October 2022

  1. SKILL UP training programme enhances skills and employability in Lebanon (elderly home caregiving)

    27 October 2022

  2. SKILL UP training programme enhances skills and employability in Lebanon (agri-food processing)

    27 October 2022

    As Lebanon continues to grapple with its worst economic and financial crisis, competency-based training course in agri-food processing conducted under Skill-Up programme gave Lebanese and Syrian trainees skills needed to advance their career and improve livelihoods

  3. Iraq's Labour Force

    26 October 2022

    Iraq's Labour Force Survey shows that 5.3 million people are employed in the private sector and 3.261 million are employed in the public sector. It also shows that less that 10 per cent of workers in the private sector are covered by social security.