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  1. Message by ILO Director-General on the occasion of International Day of Cooperatives

    30 June 2011

  2. Hospitality sector growth holds promise of job creation amid poor working conditions, says National Employment Office

    23 June 2011

    Employment will continue to grow in the Lebanese hospitality sector but persisting structural weaknesses and deficits in respecting fair working conditions must be addressed to enhance productivity, according to a report released by the National Employment Office on Thursday (June 23).

  3. Towards a national HIV/AIDS workplace strategy in the Mashreq countries

    21 June 2011

    Combating HIV/AIDS in the workplace is set to become an integral component of national HIV/AIDS strategies in several Arab countries, notably those participating in ongoing technical consultations with the International Labour Organization.

  4. ILO Director-General's statement on Bahrain

    20 June 2011

    The Director-General of the ILO condemned the public call by the Joint Committee of Major Companies in Bahrain to the 15 members of the Executive Committee of the General Federation of Bahrain Trade Unions to resign immediately or to face criminal and civil law prosecution.

  5. 100th ILO annual Conference decides to bring an estimated 53 to 100 million domestic workers worldwide under the realm of labour standards

    16 June 2011

    The government, worker and employer delegates at the 100th annual Conference of the International Labour Organization (ILO) on Thursday, 16 June adopted a historic set of international standards aimed at improving the working conditions of tens of millions of domestic workers worldwide.

  6. Voices from the 100th International Labour Conference II

    14 June 2011

    A selection of short interviews were filmed at the 100th anniversary of the International Labour Conference, held at the United Nations in Geneva. These highlights include delegates' views on the issue of social justice, the International Labour Conference (ILC) as an invaluable and unique forum for tripartite dialogue between workers, employers and government representatives as well as youth unemployment in the 21st Century.

  7. Palestinian Fund for Employment and Social Protection revived by ILO-Palestinian Authority Agreement

    10 June 2011

    Palestinian Labour Minister Ahmed Majdalani and ILO Regional Director for the Arab States Nada al-Nashif signed an agreement on Thursday (June 9) for the revitalization of the Palestinian Employment and Social Protection Fund, as part of efforts to boost job creation, private sector development and workers’ rights in the West Bank and Gaza.

  8. Video Highlights of the Panel: "Arab Youth - Aspiring for Social Justice"

    09 June 2011

    Video highlights of the ILC 100 high-level panel “Arab Youth: Aspiring for Social Justice”. A group of young activists from Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia and Yemen share their perspectives on what drove Arab youth to mobilize for a social change.

  9. A Vibrant Commitment to Social Dialogue Among Palestinians

    03 June 2011

    Speaking at a press conference for the launch of a report on the situation of workers in the occupied Arab territories are Mr. Kari Tapiola, Special Adviser to the ILO Director-General and Ms. Nada Al-Nashif, Director of the ILO Regional Office for Arab States, who said that despite their commitment to national dialogue, not much has changed to improve the position of workers.

  10. Statistical update on Arab States and Territories and North African Countries

    02 June 2011

    The findings show these economies are characterized by high unemployment rates, with significant variations within countries by sex, age and education.