News

July 2018

  1. © ILO/ Ala’a al-Sukhni 2018

    ILO, UNHCR strengthen partnership to promote employment for refugees and Jordanian host communities in Jordan

    17 July 2018

    A Letter of Understanding, signed by the two agencies, outlines ways to increase collaboration of joint activities aimed at helping Refugees and Host Communities access decent work.

June 2018

  1. Lebanon: Better technical and vocational education and training for higher youth employment

    27 June 2018

    At the launch of the Technical and Vocational and Education Training (TVET) National Strategic Framework, Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri says the framework will increase employment prospects for youth and boost productivity and economic growth.

  2. ILO, EU delegation visits employment centre offering decent jobs to Jordanian and Syrian jobseekers

    20 June 2018

    The centre, which is funded by the EU, is part of a series of offices being set up across the country by the ILO to help connect Syrian refugees and Jordanian jobseekers with employers. A total of 1,015 people, 26 per cent of whom are women, have so far found jobs through the centres.

  3. Iraq completes its ratification of all ILO Fundamental Conventions

    04 June 2018

    On the sidelines of the 107th International Labour Conference, Iraq completes ratification of ILO Convention 87 on Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organize.

  4. The ILO and Saudi Arabia to boost cooperation on strengthening labour market administration

    01 June 2018

    A new cooperation initiative will support the Ministry in labour market analysis, policy and capacity development.

May 2018

  1. © James Emery 2018

    ILO: Unemployment in the Occupied Palestinian Territory world’s highest

    30 May 2018

    The ILO’s annual report on the situation of workers of the occupied Arab territories calls for dialogue and a joint search for solutions to bring about decent work.

  2. ILO head urges renewed spirit of tripartism to tackle world of work challenges

    28 May 2018

    International Labour Conference to address a range of issues, including workplace violence, women at work, social dialogue, application of standards and development cooperation.

  3. © 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.

April 2018

  1. © 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.

  2. ILO inaugurates its first project office in Qatar

    30 April 2018

    The office will support implementation of a comprehensive technical cooperation programme on working conditions and labour rights in Qatar.