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  1. “Made in Jordan": EU trade agreement creates opportunities in manufacturing sector

    11 January 2019

    Two ILO projects financed by the European Union and the Kingdom of the Netherlands seek to find ways to boost employment for Syrian refugees and Jordanians and increase Jordanian manufacturing exports to the European market as part of the implementation of the Jordan-EU Agreement on the relaxation of the “rules of origin.”

  2. Promoting the role of Public Notaries in ensuring rights-based employment between employers and migrant domestic workers in Lebanon

    19 December 2018

    The ILO has launched a new partnership with the Public Notaries Council Office in Lebanon, and in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour, to provide training to all public notaries on their role in helping to regulate the domestic work sector.

  3. “Thank you Soma”: ILO documentary explores relationship between migrant domestic workers and Arab youth

    18 December 2018

    On the occasion of International Migrants Day, the ILO premieres a new documentary that aims to challenge common perceptions about migrant domestic workers.

  4. New ILO documentary challenges common perceptions about migrant domestic workers

    18 December 2018

    Like millions of others, Soma, now 57, left her home, friends and young children to become a domestic worker and provide for her family. Some 30 years later, she travelled to her home village in Sri Lanka with Nour, the 24-year-old Lebanese woman she helped raise.

  5. “Thank you Soma - شكراَ صوما”: ILO documentary explores relationship between migrant domestic workers and Arab youth

    17 December 2018

    On the occasion of International Migrants Day (18 December), the ILO will premiere a new documentary film that aims to change the narrative about migrant domestic workers in the Arab States region.

  6. United Nations Day celebrated in Qatar

    13 December 2018

    United Nations Day has been celebrated for the first time in Qatar, marking the strong relationship between the UN and the State of Qatar.

  7. Decent Work for women and men in Lebanon through the ILO’s EIIP programme

    12 December 2018

    In Lebanon’s Beqaa Valley, workers are digging into the rich, orange earth to build a 25 kilometre irrigation channel, as part of the ILO’s Employment Intensive Infrastructure Programme in Lebanon. Unusually, several of the construction workers are women.

  8. Working together in Lebanon

    12 December 2018

    Women and men, Syrian refugees and host communities work alongside each other building an irrigation channel as part of an ILO project in Lebanon’s Beqaa Valley.

  9. Kuwait and ILO sign the country’s first Decent Work Programme

    09 December 2018

    The ILO and tripartite partners sign the Programme into force at a ceremony in Kuwait City.

  10. Stemming the brain drain: Improving skills for migrants and refugees

    07 December 2018

    An ILO initiative is helping migrants and refugees get recognition for their existing skills and learn new ones – creating a ‘brain gain’ for them and their host countries.