Articles and features
PROSPECTS Partnership joins efforts to increase employability and job opportunities in northern Lebanon
29 May 2023
A programme carried out by the ILO in collaboration with the UNHCR and implemented by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), has helped hundreds of Lebanese nationals and Syrian refugees to hone their skills and find jobs amid the country’s multi-level crisis.
Urgent reforms are needed to restore adequate coverage by Lebanon’s National Social Security Fund
17 May 2023
A study by the ILO Regional Office for the Arab States outlines the results of a first-of-its-kind assessment of the financial situation of Lebanon’s National Social Security Fund.
Cash transfers to returnee migrant workers promote entrepreneurship in Ethiopia
11 May 2023
Shadia and Sahar: How decent work has changed their lives in Jordan
01 May 2023
An almost three-year ILO intervention across six cooperatives in Jordan has brought about tangible changes to the lives of thousands Jordanian and Syrian refugee agricultural workers in Jordan. Listen to the words of Shadia and Sahar on the matter.
Other farmers need the knowledge I learned on Occupational Safety and Health
27 April 2023
After completing an ILO training programme on Occupational Safety and Health, Ziad Sa’ad, a beekeeper from Iraq’s southern city of Basra, is raising awareness among his community on the importance of safety at work.
The Arab States and Asia Pacific Employers Leaders Network held for first time in Saudi Arabia
07 March 2023
Digital transformation, income diversification, evolving consumer needs, social dialogue, international trade cooperation, change management and internal management were among the core issues discussed by employer representatives at the meeting in Riyadh.
The journey of Samar, female entrepreneur in Iraq
07 March 2023
Following years of displacement and uncertainty, Samar from Mosul has set up a business making and selling sweets and pastries. She talks about her journey of becoming a successful entrepreneur, with the support of an ILO financial inclusion initiative providing entrepreneurs with trainings and loans to start or expand their businesses.
A journey through Yemen’s labour market
05 March 2023
A new collection of ILO photos captures Yemeni workers and employers at work, demonstrating their struggles, perseverance and optimism for a better future.
Meet Zgharta’s sibling entrepreneurs: Marina and Hind Nehme
16 January 2023
Two sisters who won an ILO competition for their gluten free business speak about their journey with the ILO
Brighter light and higher hopes: Solar energy systems keep technical schools running in Lebanon
10 January 2023
The ILO provided a number of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) schools with solar systems in Lebanon to keep their doors open and trained their students on solar panel installation and maintenance to build their skills and help them find job opportunities amid the country’s multifaceted crisis.