April 2024

  1. The UAE introduces voluntary pensions to replace end-of-service indemnities, joining an increasing trend of reforms across the GCC countries

    08 April 2024

    The new scheme has been announced with the intention to increase attractiveness and flexibility of labour markets while consolidating the protection and wellbeing of workers.

March 2024

  1. Skills fair highlights the importance of modernizing and transforming apprenticeship-based vocational training

    25 March 2024

    A Jordanian delegation led by the ILO in Jordan participated in the Skills Fair on Quality Apprenticeships in Turin, Italy, to strengthen capacities to meet the evolving challenges of the contemporary world of work.

  2. Norwegian Ambassador visits Jordanian NGO to witness the positive impact of Estidama++ program on workers and employers

    20 March 2024

    Estidama++ supports SMEs in Jordan to strengthen access to social protection rights

  3. © UNICEF/UNI453255/El Baba 2024

    Palestinian unemployment rate set to soar to 57 per cent during first quarter of 2024

    18 March 2024

    New estimates show a loss of 507,000 jobs to date, shedding light on how the disruptions to economic life have led to unprecedented losses in employment and livelihoods across the Occupied Palestinian Territory.

  4. Bahrain takes leap forward in enhancing end-of-service rights for migrant workers

    14 March 2024

    A new provident fund for end-of-service indemnity for migrant workers is established in the Social Insurance Organization as part of GCC-wide reforms to reform social protection systems in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  5. Job Search Club methodology training set to boost employment prospects for youth in Iraq

    13 March 2024

    ILO trains facilitators to pilot the methodology in the Kurdistan region of Iraq and transfer job search skills to young job seekers from displaced and host communities, improving their chances of securing jobs.

  6. Employment Intensive Investment Programme workshop highlights success stories and future roadmap for sustainable development

    07 March 2024

  7. Groundbreaking Iraqi national strategy set to reduce inequalities in the world of work

    07 March 2024

    Launch of the Iraq National Strategy to Prevent and Reduce Inequalities in the World of Work marks a significant milestone in the country's journey towards a more inclusive and equitable labour market.

  8. © Jared J. Kohler / ILO 2024

    Investing in care policies can create millions of jobs in MENA, new ILO report finds

    07 March 2024

    Marking International Women’s Day, the International Labour Organization Regional Office for Arab States (ILO ROAS) launched a pivotal report on the labour market impact of investing in the care economy in the Middle East and North Africa.

  9. National and International Efforts Gather to Support Early Childhood in Jordan

    04 March 2024