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  1. © S. Chakraborty/Mountain Partne 2018

    24 million jobs to open up in the green economy

    14 May 2018

    ILO flagship report estimates job losses and job creation as the world moves to a greener economy.

  2. © Carsten ten Brink 2018

    More than 60 per cent of the world’s employed population are in the informal economy

    30 April 2018

    A new ILO report shows that 2 billion people work informally, most of them in emerging and developing countries. The majority lack social protection, rights at work and decent working conditions.

Multimedia

  1. A new chance at employment for Syrian refugees in Jordan

    19 March 2018

    Syrians forced to leave their country because of the war, now living in refugee camps in Jordan, have a new chance at employment. It's thanks to a job fair at an ILO employment centre for refugees, funded by the European Union.

  2. The future of care economy in the Arab States

    05 March 2018

    Throughout the course of our lives, every one of us will rely on the care of others. As the world’s population grows, and as it ages, so will the demand for care, including childhood education, social work, domestic work, healthcare services, disability care and long-term care for the elderly. The future care economy of the Arab States can generate more decent jobs, enable more women to join the workforce, and better protect the working conditions of care workers, including migrant workers.

Statements and speeches

  1. Developing the care economy can boost employment and equality for Arab women

    08 March 2018

    On International Women’s Day, International Labour Organization (ILO) Regional Director for Arab States Dr Ruba Jaradat calls on societies and governments to recognize the contribution of women care workers who uphold our economies and communities.

  2. © Richard Messenger 2018

    Fair play without human rights violations

    26 February 2018

    In a speech on the margins of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, calls for labour rights to be observed in the run up to mega sporting events

Articles and features

  1. ILO trains more women as entrepreneurship education facilitators in Saudi Arabia

    12 April 2018

    Women teachers were certified as national facilitators in the ILO’s “Know About Business” (KAB) Programme, after KAB was introduced as an elective course at the Technical Vocational Training Corporation.

  2. © Leila Alaoui / ILO 2018

    Lebanon: Role play highlights rights and plights of domestic workers

    22 February 2018

    Many people believe that domestic work is not ‘real work’ and that standard working conditions do not apply. An ILO project in Lebanon is successfully changing the attitudes of those who employ domestic workers.