News

May 2018

  1. © 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.

  3. Decent Work pledge for Occupied Palestinian Territory

    27 April 2018

    First visit by an ILO Director-General to the Palestinian Territory in two decades aims to consolidate cooperation between the Organization and Palestinian partners.

  4. “Decent work for all is crucial for inclusive social and economic development” – ILO Regional Director Jaradat

    26 April 2018

    Creating immediate jobs alongside improving labour market governance lead to long-term expansion of economic opportunities for Syrian refugees and the communities that host them, said ILO Regional Director for Arab States Ruba Jaradat at the Brussels II conference on supporting Syrians and the region.

  5. ILO Director-General Guy Ryder meets Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

    20 April 2018

    The meeting begins a three-day visit, Ryder’s first official visit to the Occupied Palestinian Territory.

  6. More jobs and better infrastructure for Lebanon

    18 April 2018

    Lebanon’s first Employment Intensive Infrastructure Programme (EIIP) is launched, to provide jobs in infrastructure projects for both Lebanese and Syrians.

  7. ILO to launch programme to create infrastructure jobs in Lebanon

    18 April 2018

    The programme works to create short- to mid-term employment opportunities for Lebanese host community members and displaced Syrians through infrastructure works.

  8. Private sector holds key to future employment growth in the Arab region - ILO Regional Director

    11 April 2018

    At the 45th Arab Labour Conference in Cairo, ILO Regional Director for Arab States, Ruba Jaradat, addressed the one-week event during its opening session and met with the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, the Director-General of the Arab Labour Organization and with ministers and social partners from the Arab world.

March 2018

  1. Jordanian youth join the My Fair Home youth advocacy network for domestic worker rights

    22 March 2018

    The ILO FAIRWAY project is supporting youth in the Arab States to become change makers for migrant domestic workers’ rights in their communities.