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News

  1. Public sector clients pledge action to foster fair recruitment

    21 May 2019

    Leading public institutions pledge support for national efforts to ensure fair recruitment of migrant workers in Qatar

  2. Strong commitment of Unions can protect people with disabilities

    09 May 2019

    Strong commitment of Unions and their ability to build external partnership are needed to reduce decent work deficits for people with disabilities.

Multimedia

  1. A dream fulfilled against the odds

    23 May 2019

    Boshra Shaal is one of thousands of Syrian refugees in Turkey who have taken part in vocational training and Turkish language courses run by the ILO, in cooperation with local partners. The training has helped her realise her dream of becoming a chef.

  2. Qatar Workers Fun Run 2019

    12 May 2019

Statements and speeches

  1. ILO Regional Director Ruba Jaradat’s address to the 46th Session of the Arab Labour Conference

    21 April 2019

    At the Arab Labour Conference in Cairo, Jaradat spoke of the challenges and opportunities presented by the labour market in Arab States, and highlighted some of the results achieved by countries in the region with the support of the ILO. During the conference, ILO officials also presented the key findings of the ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work’s flagship report.

  2. World Day of Social Justice

    19 February 2019

    In a statement marking World Day of Social Justice, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder says decent work is key to achieving sustainable development and social justice, itself a foundation of lasting peace.

Articles and features

  1. Building skills and promoting employment for Jordan’s female plumbers

    14 March 2019

    Safaa is one of Jordan’s few female plumbers. She runs her own company and was recently supported by the ILO through training to help develop her skills and boost her employability.

  2. “Thank you Soma”: ILO documentary explores relationship between migrant domestic workers and Arab youth

    18 December 2018

    On the occasion of International Migrants Day, the ILO premieres a new documentary that aims to challenge common perceptions about migrant domestic workers.