Articles and features

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. Breaching boundaries: Ahmed Mohamed’s quest for career recognition and success

    12 December 2022

    A young Syrian refugee with speech and hearing disabilities living in Jordan has received formal certification of his working skills through the ILO Recognition of Prior Learning Project, helping him advance in his career and life.

  8. I always wanted to set up a business, and employ other blind persons so they can make a living too

    02 December 2022

    Fifty-two-year-old Khabour Mohammed Ali runs a small home-based business in Dohuk selling knitted products. Khabour, who is visually impaired, has many talents- from teaching braille to making all types of handicrafts. Determined to expand her business, Khabour enrolled in ILO’s business and financial education programmes, and received a loan that will help her business grow

  9. How PROSPECTS Partnership helps build resilience of hosts and refugees communities in Lebanon

    21 November 2022

    Despite facing one of the worst socio-economic crisis in decades, Lebanon continues to host one of the highest number of refugee populations. The PROSPECTS Partnership supported by the Kingdom of Netherlands is providing education, employment and social protection support to build resilience and self-reliance of both hosts and refugees in the country.

  10. The importance of just transitions and labour mobility as mitigation and adaptation strategies to climate change

    03 November 2022

    A discussion organized by the ILO examined how climate change has a profound impact on labour markets, displacement and migration, necessitating mitigation and adaptation strategies and decisive action to protect migrant workers and include them in just transition strategies.