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  1. “Thank you Soma - شكراَ صوما”: ILO documentary explores relationship between migrant domestic workers and Arab youth

    17 December 2018

    On the occasion of International Migrants Day (18 December), the ILO will premiere a new documentary film that aims to change the narrative about migrant domestic workers in the Arab States region.

  2. Key achievements: FAIRWAY Labour Migration Journalism Fellowship Programme

    30 November 2018

    The fellowship was implemented in partnership with the Ethical Journalism Network, training journalists to report on labour migration in a rights-based and ethical manner.

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  1. Decent Work for women and men in Lebanon through the ILO’s EIIP programme

    12 December 2018

    In Lebanon’s Beqaa Valley, workers are digging into the rich, orange earth to build a 25 kilometre irrigation channel, as part of the ILO’s Employment Intensive Infrastructure Programme in Lebanon. Unusually, several of the construction workers are women.

  2. Certification programme improves opportunities of employment for Jordanian and Syrian workers

    08 November 2018

    An ILO-supported programme which assesses and formally recognises the skills and expertise that a person has gained while working, often in the informal economy, is improving employment chances for Jordanians and Syrian refugees in Jordan.

Statements and speeches

  1. © Narayan Maharjan / NurPhoto 2018

    Timely HIV testing is key to workers’ health

    30 November 2018

    Do you know your HIV status? In around 50 countries HIV infections are still rising and everywhere death rates are still too high.

  2. 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.

Articles and features

  1. Working together in Lebanon

    12 December 2018

    Women and men, Syrian refugees and host communities work alongside each other building an irrigation channel as part of an ILO project in Lebanon’s Beqaa Valley.

  2. Stemming the brain drain: Improving skills for migrants and refugees

    07 December 2018

    An ILO initiative is helping migrants and refugees get recognition for their existing skills and learn new ones – creating a ‘brain gain’ for them and their host countries.