News

October 2018

  1. Jordan’s Princess Basma lauds ILO efforts to develop refugee and local women’s skills

    15 October 2018

    HRH Princess Basma Bint Talal attended a ceremony to mark the completion of an ILO-supported electrical training programme for women in Jordan. The training programme aims to boost employment among Jordanian and Syrian women through skills development and certification.

  2. Promoting gender equality and diversity in the workplace

    05 October 2018

    The ILO Regional Office for Arab States in Beirut took part in ILO’s global campaign to promote gender equality and diversity in our offices.

  3. Inadequate employment conditions persist in Jordan’s agricultural sector – ILO study

    04 October 2018

    A new ILO study into employment conditions in Jordan’s agricultural sector found insufficient labour protection for agriculture workers, as well as evidence of child labour in the sector.

September 2018

  1. Qatar Financial Centre, Labour Ministry and International Labour Organization join hands to enhance human-resource skills in Qatar

    25 September 2018

    Capacity building programme to help build culture of workplace cooperation.

  2. Jordan issues first e-work permit for Syrian refugees in construction

    19 September 2018

    The new electronic system was introduced after 16,000 flexible work permits were issued in the sector in one year, as part of an ILO-coordinated agreement between the Ministry of Labour and the General Federation of Jordanian Trade Unions (GFJTU) 

  3. International best practices on domestic workers discussed in Qatar

    18 September 2018

    Partners share ideas on how the rights of both domestic workers and their employers can be ensured.

  4. End of exit permits for most migrant workers in Qatar welcomed

    04 September 2018

    Qatar introduces new legislation to ensure freedom of movement of migrant workers, advancing its reform agenda.

  5. ILO and Oman renew partnership to advance decent work in the Sultanate

    03 September 2018

    A new Decent Work Country Programme for Oman is officially launched in Muscat.

August 2018

  1. ILO lauds Jordan for protecting private school teacher wages through digital payments

    31 August 2018

    The National Committee for Pay Equity (NCPE) and the Stand-up with Teachers Campaign have lobbied for the move since late 2017 with the support of the ILO.

  2. ILO and Kuwait News Agency host journalism training workshop to strengthen reporting on labour migration

    31 August 2018

    The ILO Regional Fair Migration Project in the Middle East (FAIRWAY) collaborates with the Kuwait State News Agency to train journalists on specialised reporting on labour migration issues.