News

May 2020

  1. COVID-19 and Workers’Organizations: Interview with Sharan Burrow

    04 May 2020

    What should be the key policy measures to relaunch the Global economy affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic? Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) shares her views on the needs and expectations from the trade union movement on how to address the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. Ms Burrow calls also for more solidarity and the need to strengthen Multilateralism…

  2. ILO and Fafo launch rapid impact assessment of COVID-19 on workers in Jordan

    01 May 2020

    The assessment highlights the vulnerabilities of informally employed workers, including Syrian refugees, during lockdown.

April 2020

  1. Safety and health is everyone’s responsibility

    28 April 2020

    New animation highlights the role of government, employers and workers in making workplaces safe and healthy

  2. Multilateralism, SDGs and COVID-19: What role for workers'organisations?

    21 April 2020

    Why Multilaterialism and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are even more relevant as overarching responses to the COVID-19 pandemic? Maria Helena ANDRE, Director of the ILO’s Bureau for Workers ‘Activities shares her thoughts on the critical role to be played by Workers'organisations to respond effectively to the COVID-19 pandemic…

  3. ILO in Lebanon issues guidance to families and other employers of migrant workers in light of COVID-19

    14 April 2020

    The pandemic has compounded a political and financial crisis in Lebanon, increasing the vulnerability of migrant workers, especially those employed inside family homes.

March 2020

  1. ILO and SDC launch new programme to protect migrant workers in vulnerable situations in the Arab States, with a focus on workers from Africa

    30 March 2020

    The FAIRWAY Programme, funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and implemented by ILO, responds to the need to ensure decent work for migrant workers, including in sectors where they are at high risk of exploitation, such as in domestic work, construction and hospitality, and will support interregional collaboration between countries in Africa and the Middle East.

  2. Kuwait pledges additional funds to support ILO interventions in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

    17 March 2020

    A new contribution from the Kuwait representation in Geneva of US$ 500,000 will help ILO promote decent work and social justice for Palestinian women and men.

  3. ILO opens its first coordination office in Baghdad

    10 March 2020

    The office will allow the ILO to expand its work to promote employment opportunities and decent work principles, as part of post-conflict reconstruction.

  4. ILO and Lebanon Ministry of Labour to host national dialogue on reforming Kafala

    09 March 2020

    Stakeholders will take part in a national consultation to discuss short and long-term measures to ensure decent work for migrant workers in Lebanon.

February 2020

  1. ILO Regional Director Jaradat welcomes Lebanon’s Minister of Labour Yammine at the ILO’s regional headquarters

    28 February 2020

    The visit was the first by the newly-appointed minister to the ILO Regional Office for Arab States in Beirut.