ILO promotes productivity on Lebanon farms through modern greenhouse initiative
22 December 2021
The ILO is piloting an initiative to test the impact of modern greenhouses on productivity and working conditions on selected farms in Lebanon, which have been affected by the financial and economic crisis in the country.
Children, journalists and local NGOs join campaign to combat child labour in Iraq’s Kurdistan region
21 December 2021
Young children, journalists and NGOs take part in awareness raising activities promoting education and highlighting the dangers of child labour.
Awareness raising activities to combat child labour launched in Iraq
19 December 2021
The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and the International Labour Organization kicked off a series of activities that support a nation-wide campaign to tackle the worst forms of child labour in Iraq.
Arab Journalists connect for a more robust and human-centred approach to labour market reporting
03 December 2021
Gaming app encourages students to explore future career pathways in Jordan
02 December 2021
The ILO, together with the Ministries of Education and Labour, has developed a career guidance gaming app to help youth make informed decisions about future career options that are in demand in the labour market.
New Online Training for Trade Unions on UN Agenda 2030 and Decent Work
25 November 2021
This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) aims to raise the interest of trade unions on matters related to UN processes, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)and Decent Work Country Programmes (DWCPs) .
ILO and cooperatives raise awareness, promote labour rights on farms in Jordan
24 November 2021
The ILO and a number of agricultural cooperatives are working together to ensure that workers are well informed of their rights and responsibilities at work through awareness raising sessions held on farms.
COVID-19 pandemic: What priorities for Trade Unions?
16 November 2021
The 2021 edition of the International Journal of Labour Research explores strategies for workers and their organizations to shape the COVID-19 responses policies and build a human-centred recovery from the pandemic. The journal reveals key findings on various topics of special interest to trade unions and provide guidance on policies in building forward better. Discover three priorities stressed by the Journal for trade unions…
Small-holder farmers reap benefit of ILO rural development project
03 November 2021
ILO Chief Technical Advisor, Nashwa Belal, speaks from the field about the EYE Project in Egypt, which promotes rural development, while helping businesses in the country’s dairy sector.
Change in work permit regulations and its impact on decent work for Syrian refugees in Jordan
26 September 2021
Syrian Bilal moved to Jordan in 2014. For years, he struggled to access decent employment. But, with the introduction of different work permit regulations in 2016, he has been able to move between employers, work within his own profession and access social security.
Beirut businesses continue to suffer a year on from the Beirut blast
10 August 2021
Although it has been a year since the Beirut port explosion, joint ILO-Fafo research finds, small enterprises continue to face an array of challenges arising from the blast, the economic and political crisis affecting Lebanon and the global pandemic, and threatening their operations.
Decent work in Iraq: From conflict to recovery
09 August 2021
Iraq and the ILO are implementing the first Iraq Decent Work Country Programme, to promote employment opportunities and decent work principles. The programme focuses on supporting private sector development and job creation; extending and strengthening social protection and addressing child labour; and improving social dialogue to promote rights at work.
A year on from the blast, the ILO sows seeds of hope in Beirut
04 August 2021
After the explosion that devastated Beirut last year, the ILO through its Employment Intensive Infrastructure Programme got to work to clear the rubble and create decent jobs. It worked with the authorities to restore livelihoods and create a safer city.
ILO honours the victims of the Beirut port explosion
04 August 2021
The ILO joined other UN agencies to honour those who lost their lives and their loved ones in last year’s Beirut port blast, and paid tribute to the women and men who lost their properties, jobs and livelihoods. ILO Regional Director Ruba Jaradat took part in a memorial event at the location of the tragic explosion.
ILO promotes entrepreneurship among Lebanese nationals and Syrian refugees in Lebanon
03 August 2021
The ILO has trained over 650 women and men on its My First Business entrepreneurship training programme, aimed at promoting livelihoods and decent job creation in the agriculture and agro-food sectors.
Gender equality and labour law in the Arab States region
03 August 2021
Explore this interactive infographic to find out how gender equality is reflected in labour laws across countries and themes in the Arab States region
Post Covid-19: Towards Trade Union Revitalization
23 July 2021
The COVID-19 crisis has exposed and aggravated existing challenges and has put increasing pressure on trade unions. Trade union membership is declining, both in developed and in developing countries. The future of trade unions will depend on their responses to the pandemic.
Preserve Iraq’s cultural heritage, create decent work
18 July 2021
In the first video story of our ILO in Action series, Chief Technical Adviser, Bashar Elsamarneh, explains how a joint ILO/EU/UNESCO project in Iraq’s historic Erbil City is preserving its cultural heritage, while teaching skills and promoting decent work for local people and Syrian refugees.
Mobile station brings training closer to farm workers in Jordan
15 July 2021
An ILO-supported mobile station is bringing training sessions to farm workers at their place of work and helping them apply their taught skills on the job, in various occupations, such as grafting and pruning.
Cooperatives promote decent work in Jordan
15 July 2021
A new initiative by the ILO is supporting cooperatives to expand their role and provide career guidance and job placement services to workers in Jordan's agricultural sector.