News

March 2019

  1. South-South and Triangular Cooperation study tour

    20 March 2019

    Study tour from Central Statistical Organization (CSO) from Iraq to visit the Central Administration of Statistics (CAS) in Lebanon

  2. Conflict and mass displacement increase child labour

    20 March 2019

    Conflict and crisis in the Middle East and North Africa has led to an increase in child labour across the region, including in children’s involvement in armed conflict and other illicit activities, a new report finds.

  3. ILO and Germany pen agreement to bolster decent work for Syrian refugees and host communities

    14 March 2019

    The ILO and Germany’s Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development have signed a comprehensive memorandum of understanding which seeks to support job creation in response to the refugee crisis and forced displacement in Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey.

  4. Minister of Labour and ILO officials discuss designing a pension system for Lebanon and reforming the labour law

    06 March 2019

    Minister Camille Abousleiman meets with ILO delegation to explore means of reforming social protection and reforming the labour law in Lebanon.

February 2019

  1. Reporting Labour Statistics to the ILO for better SDG monitoring in Arab States

    18 February 2019

    An ILO-led workshop held in Amman, Jordan, focused on strengthening the capacities and promoting peer-to-peer learning amongst Arab countries with regards to statistical methods and sources to compile datasets relevant to the decent work.

  2. ILO launches first of its kind employment platform that targets both Syrian refugees and Jordanians

    14 February 2019

    The new service aims to boost job matching and training opportunities for both Jordanian and Syrian workers and job-seekers from across different sectors. 

  3. Constituents from Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey came together in Turkey to discuss the promotion of decent work for refugees and host communities

    13 February 2019

    Building on the outcomes of the 2015 “Regional Dialogue workshop on labour market impact of the Syrian refugee crisis”, the SSTC initiative between Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey aims at assessing achievements, key challenges, and lessons learned with regard to the promotion of decent jobs for refugees and host communities.

  4. Fair recruitment to the fore in Qatar

    06 February 2019

    Fair recruitment features prominently in the technical cooperation programme signed between the International Labour Organization and the State of Qatar. Alix Nasri, Labour Migration and Employment Specialist based at the ILO Project Office in Doha explains what is being done.

January 2019

  1. ILO conducts a tripartite workshop in Syria focused on labour inspection

    30 January 2019

    The ILO training-of-trainers workshop in Damascus focused on labour inspection, gender equality, child labour as well as occupational safety and health.

  2. Employment promotion and decent work for Jordanians and Syrian refugees in Jordan’s agricultural sector

    23 January 2019

    Norwegian delegation visits sites of ILO initiatives that help workers access jobs in the sector of agriculture and forestry as part of the agency’s response to the refugee crisis in Jordan.