News

January 2020

  1. New tool helps employers protect construction workers in the Middle East

    23 January 2020

    The ILO and the International Organisation of Employers launch a new guidance tool to help construction companies in the Middle East expand protection of workers, including migrant workers who make up the vast majority of the sector’s manual labourers.

  2. © Chor Sokunthea / World Bank 2020

    Insufficient paid work affects almost half a billion people, new ILO report shows

    20 January 2020

    A lack of decent work combined with rising unemployment and persisting inequality is making it increasingly difficult for people to build better lives through their work, according to the latest edition of the ILO’s global report on employment and social trends.

  3. Exit permits consigned to history for almost all migrant workers in Qatar

    16 January 2020

    New legislation enters into force removing the exit permit for workers not covered by earlier changes

  4. State of Qatar, Sweden and International Labour Organization to cooperate on labour issues

    09 January 2020

    MoU to see collaboration in occupational health and safety at work and corporate social responsibility

December 2019

  1. Lebanon launches the results of the Labour Force and Households Living Conditions Survey for 2018 - 2019

    18 December 2019

    The Central Administration of Statistics launches the main results of the Labour Force and Households’ Living Conditions Survey, which was carried out with the technical support from the ILO and funding from the EU.

  2. Arab States pledge to reduce gender pay gap in the region

    17 December 2019

    The joint ILO, UN Women and OECD Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) saw high-level offcials from across the Arab States reigion commit to pay equity between women and men

  3. The First Palestinian National Labour Inspection Conference

    11 December 2019

  4. Inclusion of refugees and displaced persons in the labour market with a humanitarian development focus

    04 December 2019

    ILO and constituents share experiences and good practices in the inclusion of refugees and displaced persons in the labour market, during an event aimed at encouraging a more coherent approach to the promotion of decent work in crisis settings.

  5. Iraq and ILO pledge to further decent work in the country

    03 December 2019

    The International Labour Organization and tripartite partners sign the country’s first Decent Work Programme at a ceremony in Baghdad.

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    Displacement and disability no barrier to work for Syrian refugee

    03 December 2019

    Shaikha, a Syrian refugee who is hearing impaired, has overcome obstacles to find decent employment in a Jordan factory, with ILO support.