News

November 2021

  1. Validation workshop: Labour inspection and Occupational Health and Safety in Iraq

    05 November 2021

    The ILO and tripartite partners review policies and profiles on labour inspection and Occupational Safety and Health in Iraq, with support from the European Union.

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    Lebanon Minister of Labour visits ILO for talks on new government decent work priorities

    02 November 2021

    Lebanon’s newly appointed Minister of Labour has met with ILO Regional Director for the Arab States Dr. Ruba Jaradat to outline cooperation on the ILO’s Decent Work Agenda.

October 2021

  1. ILO strengthens capacity of Iraqi inspectors on effective labour inspection procedures

    26 October 2021

    A training workshop for labour and OSH inspectors of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs in Baghdad aimed to strengthen the capacity of inspections in promoting labour regulations and procedures in Iraq.

  2. Training by ILO, ACTED to promote social solidarity through joint income-generating activities in Lebanon’s agriculture sector

    13 October 2021

    An initiative aimed at fostering social solidarity and promoting decent work through the development of joint income-generating initiatives launched its first training for vulnerable communities in Lebanon.


  3. ILO continues its support to Beirut City after the devastating Port explosion last year

    08 October 2021

    The ILO’s EIIP programme in Lebanon continues to rehabilitate official authority buildings that were severely damaged in the Beirut Port explosion and create decent jobs, with funding from Germany’s KfW development bank.

  4. ILO’s Global Flagship Programme on Building Social Protection Floors for All launches its second phase, extending support to 50 focus countries and aiming to improve the lives of 60 million people

    07 October 2021

    The ILO’s Global Flagship Programme on Building Social Protection Floors for All (SPF Flagship Programme) officially launched its second phase (2021 -2025) at its annual Development Partners meeting on 7 October 2021, announcing an extension of support to 50 focus countries and territories in advancing towards universal social protection.

September 2021

  1. ILO Partners with the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) for Improved Protection and Promotion of Rights of migrant workers

    30 September 2021

    As countries across the world grapple with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on human and economic development, with efforts being galvanized towards Building Back Better in the world of work, attention is growing on social dialogue for labour solutions, information exchanges amongst relevant stakeholders, including mainstreaming voices of workers representatives’ in socio-economic discourse and labour policies for recovery and resilience in response to the crisis.

  2. Ministerial-level constituent meeting discusses ILO activities to promote decent work in Iraq with EU support

    29 September 2021

    The meeting brought together ministers of labour and social affairs, employer and worker representatives, and ILO officials to discuss ILO-led efforts to improve working conditions in Iraq through activities and policy development in the areas of labour inspection and occupational safety and health. It was followed by consultations with stakeholders on developing a National Employment Policy.

  3. Skills Academy Lebanon completes training series for TVET practitioners and stakeholders

    28 September 2021

    With support from the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation, UNICEF and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, key TVET stakeholders and partners in Lebanon have recently completed online training package under Skills Academy Lebanon organized by ILO skills projects.

  4. ILO holds training workshop on Occupational Safety and Health for social partners in Iraq

    27 September 2021

    The workshop aimed to strengthen the role of employers' and workers' organizations in the field of OSH, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.