News

December 2018

  1. “Thank you Soma - شكراَ صوما”: ILO documentary explores relationship between migrant domestic workers and Arab youth

    17 December 2018

    On the occasion of International Migrants Day (18 December), the ILO will premiere a new documentary film that aims to change the narrative about migrant domestic workers in the Arab States region.

  2. United Nations Day celebrated in Qatar

    13 December 2018

    United Nations Day has been celebrated for the first time in Qatar, marking the strong relationship between the UN and the State of Qatar.

  3. Kuwait and ILO sign the country’s first Decent Work Programme

    09 December 2018

    The ILO and tripartite partners sign the Programme into force at a ceremony in Kuwait City.

November 2018

  1. Key achievements: FAIRWAY Labour Migration Journalism Fellowship Programme

    30 November 2018

    The fellowship was implemented in partnership with the Ethical Journalism Network, training journalists to report on labour migration in a rights-based and ethical manner.

  2. ILO and Jordan pledge to further promote Decent Work

    21 November 2018

    A new Decent Work Country Programme for Jordan sets the framework for ILO support to the country’s workers, employers and the Government till 2022.

  3. Roads for farmers and jobs for the community

    09 November 2018

    An ILO project has worked to build and rehabilitate agricultural roads to serve farmers in northern Lebanon, while at the same time creating short-term jobs for both the local population as well as displaced Syrians in the area.

  4. Apprenticeship scheme offers Jordanian and Syrian women chance to sell to IKEA

    08 November 2018

    A new ILO-supported sewing and embroidery apprenticeship programme in Jordan aims to boost employment and livelihood opportunities for vulnerable Jordanian and Syrian women.

  5. Skill certification programme improves opportunities of employment for Jordanian and Syrian workers

    08 November 2018

    The ILO in Jordan is working with Syrian refugees and Jordanians, the majority of whom are employed in the construction sector, to boost their employment prospects through its Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) programme.

  6. Challenges and opportunities of Qatar labour law reform discussed

    01 November 2018

    Benefits and challenges of reforms highlighted at conference

October 2018

  1. ILO works with Qatar to promote equality and non-discrimination in the workforce

    20 October 2018

    Workshop looks at ILO’s Convention 111 and application in Qatari context