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  1. Landmark Arab trade union meeting on formalizing domestic work

    10 November 2010

    The inclusion of domestic workers in labour protection regimes may soon be the norm in Arab states, as the international campaign ‘Decent Work for Domestic Workers’ gains regional momentum.

  2. Amid mixed employment data for 2010, ILO urges G20 to intensify focus on jobs

    09 November 2010

    Amid a “fragile labour market” marked by persistent high unemployment, “slack” jobs growth and declining wages, the International Labour Office (ILO) today urged the Group of 20 to intensify its focus on “productive employment and job-intensive growth policies” at its upcoming summit in Seoul. ILO Director-General Juan Somavia is expected to attend the meeting.

  3. ILO and Brazil team up to assist countries coping with social natural disasters

    27 October 2010

    The Government of Brazil and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have announced the launch of a three-year programme aimed at enhancing the capacity of countries to respond to social and natural disasters.

  4. Maid in Lebanon II: Voices from home

    04 October 2010

    A documentary that explores the complexity of the relationship between migrant domestic workers and the Lebanese households as employers in an honest, and at times humorous and touching manner.

  5. ILO and UNRWA joint press release

    18 August 2010

    The International Labour Office (ILO) and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA) welcome the developments in parliament yesterday regarding the socio-economic rights of Palestinians.

  6. New ILO report on the situation of workers in the occupied Arab territories

    10 June 2010

    The annual report of the International Labour Office (ILO) on the situation of workers of the occupied Arab territories shows some improvement in the economic situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory although the latter remains precarious, particularly in Gaza.

  7. Vocational Training Graduation CeremonySarafand

    27 May 2010

    More than sixty five trainees have received a final degree after completing a vocational training course in the following areas: Electrical installation, Painting, Plumbing and Mosaics.

  8. Vocational Training Graduation Ceremony

    05 May 2010

    More than forty students from Saida and surrounding areas have received a final degree after completing a six-month vocational training course at the Saida Technical School.

  9. Improving access to employment for Palestinian refugees in Lebanon

    31 March 2010

    The employment services project which opens today in Saida aims to provide job placement services for Palestinian job seekers is funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). The project is managed by the International Labour Organization/Regional Office for Arab States and implemented by the Joint Christian Committee (JCC), in coordination with UNRWA and the Committee for Employment of Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon (CEP).

  10. ILO Director-General meets his Excellency Dr. Bashar Al Assad, President of the Syrian Arab Republic

    21 October 2009

    The Director General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Mr. Juan Somavia today concluded an official mission to Syria, the highlight of which was a meeting with His Excellency Dr. Bashar Al Assad, President of the Syrian Arab Republic.