News

November 2019

  1. FAIRWAY produces easy-to-read factsheets on laws governing migrant workers in the Arab States

    13 November 2019

    The ILO’s FAIRWAY Project has mapped out the key legal provisions dealing with migrant workers in English across eight Arab countries to provide greater access to information for the general public.

October 2019

  1. ILO signs new agreement with the Netherlands on forced displacement response

    31 October 2019

    PROSPECTS Partnership: Putting decent work at the nexus between humanitarian action and development cooperation

  2. Norwegian Prime Minister meets Syrian refugees, ILO officials to examine impact of employment on refugees in Jordan

    21 October 2019

    The meeting was part of a two-day visit to Jordan by Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg.

  3. © C. Lepetit / Only World 2019

    Landmark labour reforms signal end of kafala system in Qatar

    16 October 2019

    Freedom to change jobs, removal of exit permits and non-discriminatory minimum wage to enter into force by January 2020.

  4. Study identifies effective mitigation strategies to keep workers safe from heat stress

    11 October 2019

    Largest ever study on the impact of heat stress reveals effectiveness of a number of existing approaches, and makes recommendations to better protect workers during summer months

  5. New programme will promote better work for Egyptian, Palestinian and Jordanian women

    07 October 2019

    A high-level meeting kicks-off a new joint ILO/UN Women programme which will address structural causes of inequalities women face in accessing decent work in the three countries.

  6. Comprehensive training programme for all labour inspectors underway in Qatar

    06 October 2019

    Training initiative marks key step in strategy to forge a stronger Labour Inspection Department

  7. Global Forum highlights role of business in labour reforms and migration governance

    01 October 2019

    Global Forum on Migration and Development Business Mechanism brings business and government together.

September 2019

  1. Promoting Formal Employment in Arab States (Jordan, Lebanon, and Iraq): Transition from Informal to Formal Economy

    20 September 2019

    ILOITC training examines informal employment in the Arab region, in particular in the context of crisis- impacted countries such as Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan and offers a platform to discuss ways to promote formal employment and enterprises, to achieve decent work and SDGs.

  2. ILO launches Global Media Competition on Labour Migration

    12 September 2019

    The competition aims at encouraging quality reporting on labour migration to better protect migrant workers’ rights.