News

September 2020

  1. New guidance tool supports fair recruitment and employment in Qatar hospitality sector

    17 September 2020

    A new Guidance Tool will help strengthen fair recruitment and employment standards in the Qatar hospitality industry.

  2. Supporting small and medium-sized businesses in Lebanon’s agriculture and agro-food sectors

    10 September 2020

    A new initiative by the ILO will provide small and medium agricultural and food processing companies with training and technical support to improve their business continuity, resilience and decent job retention in response to the multiple crises that have hit Lebanon.

  3. Lebanon takes crucial first step towards dismantling Kafala in Lebanon

    10 September 2020

    The new Revised Standard Unified Contract for the Employment of Domestic Workers is a crucial first step in dismantling the kafala system in Lebanon

  4. ILO and CBI sign MoU to boost decent working conditions for farm workers and improve export opportunities for SMEs to foreign markets

    09 September 2020

    The agreement will help enhance economic opportunities and decent work, through joint collaboration at export, farm and sectoral level.

  5. ILO and German officials meet Beirut blast clear-up workers

    08 September 2020

    Workers mobilized as part of the ILO’s Employment Intensive Infrastructure Programme are contributing to the city-wide clear-up operation.

August 2020

  1. Dismantling the kafala system and introducing a minimum wage mark new era for Qatar labour market

    30 August 2020

    Greater freedom to change jobs, combined with a non-discriminatory minimum wage, will benefit employers and workers alike.

  2. ILO creates decent jobs to support Beirut explosion clearing operations

    14 August 2020

    The International Labour Organization has mobilized its Employment Intensive Infrastructure Programme in Lebanon to clear rubble in the aftermath of the Beirut explosion.

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    COVID-19 disrupts education of more than 70 per cent of youth

    11 August 2020

    The disproportionate effect of the pandemic on young people has exacerbated inequalities and risks reducing the productive potential of an entire generation, according to the International Labour Organization.

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    ILO and Kurdistan Region of Iraq pledge to support formal employment for forcibly displaced persons and host communities

    11 August 2020

    The ILO and the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq sign an agreement to support job creation through the establishment and upscaling of Ministry-run employment service centres.

July 2020

  1. ILO and RDPP launch a partnership to combat worst forms of child labour in Iraq

    28 July 2020

    The new partnership aims to tackle the worst forms of child labour amongst internally displaced persons, Syrian refugees and vulnerable host community members in Iraq.