Articles and features

  1. Vocational skills training gives young migrant an alternative to a dangerous, irregular journey to the Gulf

    27 July 2023

  2. A returnee raised her income and improved her skills

    26 July 2023

    Migrant workers who lack proper information usually end up extending their stay, despite their visas having expired, putting them in danger of being classified as irregular/undocumented migrants. Migrants are even more vulnerable in such situations and face numerous challenges, including labour rights violations, abuses, and exploitation.

  3. Far-reaching reforms in Oman set new benchmark for social protection in the region

    20 July 2023

    An overview of the key features of the ambitious reforms which fundamentally reshape the social protection landscape in Oman.

  4. Labour Rights are Human Rights for all Workers

    13 July 2023

    After the recent tragic death in Jordan of nine agricultural workers, most of whom were refugees, the International Labour Organization (ILO)’s Shaza Al Jondi and Meredith Byrne* reflect on the vital need to safeguard the right of vulnerable workers to a safe and healthy working environment.

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    A job changed my life as a refugee

    20 June 2023

    War in Syria forced Syrian Abdel Halim al Qasir and his family to flee to the Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan. Becoming a facilitator for the ILO’s Job Search Club project and helping other refugees inside the camp find new careers and job opportunities, has given him renewed hope for his and his family’s future.

  6. Children leave work, return to school and gain access to safe spaces through ILO project in Jordan

    12 June 2023

    Through the establishment of local committees and centres across Jordan, the ILO has been addressing child labour in the country’s agricultural sector. It supported communities and families to send hundreds of Jordanians and Syrian refugee children back to school, and provided them with access to support services.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Cash transfers to returnee migrant workers promote entrepreneurship in Ethiopia

    11 May 2023

  10. 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.