News

July 2011

  1. Green Jobs Kick-Off Workshop in the Arab States: The Lebanon Case Study

    27 July 2011

    Representatives from international organizations, ministries, business, labour and environmental groups will gather at the UN House, Beirut, on July 28-29 for a two-day workshop organized by the ILO, UNDP and ESCWA. The workshop, which is the first of its kind to be held in Lebanon, will showcase the employment potential of the green economy, highlight the nexus between climate change and decent work, and kick-off policy discussions to stimulate youth employment in green sectors of the Lebanese economy.

  2. Jordan seeks to close gender pay gap through a National Steering Committee for Pay Equity

    21 July 2011

    Jordan has stepped up efforts to combat gender discrimination in the workplace through a National Steering Committee for Pay Equity (NSCPE) set to be launched in Amman on Monday (July 25).

June 2011

  1. Hospitality sector growth holds promise of job creation amid poor working conditions, says National Employment Office

    23 June 2011

    Employment will continue to grow in the Lebanese hospitality sector but persisting structural weaknesses and deficits in respecting fair working conditions must be addressed to enhance productivity, according to a report released by the National Employment Office on Thursday (June 23).

  2. Towards a national HIV/AIDS workplace strategy in the Mashreq countries

    21 June 2011

    Combating HIV/AIDS in the workplace is set to become an integral component of national HIV/AIDS strategies in several Arab countries, notably those participating in ongoing technical consultations with the International Labour Organization.

  3. 100th ILO annual Conference decides to bring an estimated 53 to 100 million domestic workers worldwide under the realm of labour standards

    16 June 2011

    The government, worker and employer delegates at the 100th annual Conference of the International Labour Organization (ILO) on Thursday, 16 June adopted a historic set of international standards aimed at improving the working conditions of tens of millions of domestic workers worldwide.

  4. Palestinian Fund for Employment and Social Protection revived by ILO-Palestinian Authority Agreement

    10 June 2011

    Palestinian Labour Minister Ahmed Majdalani and ILO Regional Director for the Arab States Nada al-Nashif signed an agreement on Thursday (June 9) for the revitalization of the Palestinian Employment and Social Protection Fund, as part of efforts to boost job creation, private sector development and workers’ rights in the West Bank and Gaza.

March 2011

  1. Green Jobs set to improve youth employability in six of Syria's 100 poorest villages

    25 March 2011

    Youth from some of Syria’s poorest regions are learning to harness solar energy to improve their living standards in an environmentally sustainable way.

  2. Vocational training for the construction sector to boost social and economic recovery and employment generation in southern Lebanon

    25 March 2011

    More than one thousand Lebanese will have benefited from the ILO project ‘Skills development, employment services and local economic recovery for the construction sector in south Lebanon’ when a further 287 trainees receive a proficiency certificate at the Yassin Jaber Centre in the southern city of Nabatieh on Tuesday (March 29).

  3. Combating HIV/AIDS in the workplace in Syria: ILO raises awareness on HIV/AIDS and the world of work in Syria

    02 March 2011

    Syria is striving to combat to HIV/AIDS through the workplace this year, with the launch of an awareness campaign for decision-makers in employers’ organizations, trade unions, and government institutions.

February 2011

  1. Minister of Labour signs the decree implementing the Labour Law amendments for Palestine Refugees

    28 February 2011

    The Lebanese Minister of Labour in the caretaking government Boutros Harb signed on Tuesday (22nd of February) a decree implementing amendments to the Labour Law that were adopted last August, thus facilitating access of Palestinian Refugees to work permits and de-linking those permits from a work contract.