12 September 2023
In his address at Georgetown University in Qatar ILO Director-General Gilbert Houngbo highlighted the pressing need for global action on social justice amid multiple crises, labour market inequalities, and technological transformations.
15 June 2023
Statement delivered by ILO Deputy Regional Director for Arab States Peter Rademaker at the Brussels VII Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region, on the ILO’s support to vulnerable and displaced people in Syria and neighbouring countries.
12 June 2023
The United Nations in Iraq, including ILO and UNICEF call on all partners to ensure enhanced social justice and step up the fight against child labour.
11 March 2023
06 December 2022
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29 October 2022
18 September 2022
In a recorded video address, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder addresses Arab governments, workers and employers meeting in Cairo, Egypt, with a call to pursue with the ILO a shared mission of promoting social justice.
Effective measures are needed to ensure adequate Occupational Safety and Health for workers during extreme heat in Iraq
08 August 2022
ILO Country Coordinator in Iraq Maha Kattaa highlights the importance of adequate measures to mitigate some of the risks workers are exposed to due to soaring temperatures in Iraq.
On “Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day”, the UN calls for support to MSMEs as effective agents of change to help advance in rebuilding and recovery efforts
27 June 2022
UN agencies in Iraq share a statement to recognize MSMEs at the heart of any resilient recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, conflicts, and climate crisis.
On this World Day Against Child Labour, ILO and UNICEF call for joint work among all stakeholders to create a protective and inclusive environment for children in Iraq
12 June 2022
Young people address challenges and explore opportunities of transition from learning to employment in the Middle East and North Africa/Arab States region
23 May 2022
Home to the highest rates of unemployed youth in the world, the region needs to create more than 33.3 million new jobs by 2030.
09 May 2022
Statement by ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Arab States Dr. Ruba Jaradat to the Sixth Brussels Conference on “Supporting the future of Syria and the region”
17 December 2021
The future of Social Protection in the Arab Region: Building a vision for a post-COVID-19 reality
Speech of Dr. Ruba Jaradat, ILO Regional Director for Arab States at the 47th Arab Labour Conference
05 September 2021
The speech highlights the need for a multi-pronged strategy in the Arab States region to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
30 July 2021
The network calls on states in the region to take urgent action to combat trafficking in persons and identify, protect, and assist victims of human trafficking.
03 March 2021
Prioritizing employment, workers’ rights, social protection and social dialogue will be essential if Palestinians are to create a human-centred recovery from COVID-19 that is sustainable and inclusive, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder told Palestinian tripartite constituents.
07 December 2020
Making the case for immediate establishment of social guarantees in Lebanon. By Yukie Mokuo, UNICEF Representative in Lebanon, and Ruba Jaradat, ILO Regional Director for Arab States.
03 July 2020
By adhering to environmental standards and promoting local production, consumer and producer cooperatives can help limit greenhouse gas emissions and sustain supply chains for essential goods and services, says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder, on the International Day of Cooperatives 2020.
30 June 2020
“Let us focus on building back better with a human-centred approach with and for refugees and their host communities,” ILO Director-General Guy Ryder has said to the Brussels IV Conference on supporting the future of Syria and the region, convened by the EU.
Protecting the most vulnerable: Why protecting the rights of migrant workers remains a critical priority
18 December 2019
ILO Regional Director for Arab States Dr. Ruba Jaradat reflects on the importance of International Migrants Day for millions of workers in the Middle East