The ILO Regional Director for Arab States Ruba Jaradat visits the Syrian city of Aleppo to inaugurate the project “Early Recovery through Community Resilience in Aleppo’s Earthquake-hit Neighbourhoods” and hand over earthquake structural damage assessment equipment to local engineers.
26 February 2024
Hundreds of Jordanian and Syrian youths celebrated the completion of their training programmes, provided by the ILO and Jordan River Foundation, as they prepare to enter the world of work with increased practical and technical skills.
Meaningful youth engagement
23 February 2024
The ILO developed and launched a new guide to support young people, including the ones in forced displacement contexts, to understand their labour rights, in turn empowering them to advocate for fair and dignified working conditions.
22 February 2024
An ILO workshop has provided engineers in Aleppo in northern Syrian with structural damage assessment equipment and trained them on its use, to support rehabilitating infrastructure and buildings damaged by last year’s earthquake.
Arab States Employment and Social Outlook - Trends 2024: Promoting social justice through a just transition
While many economies in the Arab States region continue their post-pandemic recovery, recovery of the labour market lags behind, requiring concerted efforts to intensify diversification and to create jobs in more resilient sectors, the ILO report finds. The region's unemployment rate is expected to remain high at 9.8 per cent in 2024, above pre-pandemic levels, reflecting various factors that affect the region's labour markets such as segmentation, political instability, conflict, economic crises, a weak private sector and demographic pressures.
The ILO is set to implement an emergency employment scheme in Aleppo to help restore the livelihoods of people in affected communities in Aleppo, which was severely hit by the earthquake that struck Syria and Türkiye.
Towards a referral network for training and post-training support services: A mapping of training and post training service providers.
Job seekers and workers are under mounting pressure to upgrade their existing skills and learn new ones to meet the fast-changing labor market needs. More in this publication.
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