News

March 2012

  1. Expert Meeting on Youth Employment in the Arab States

    13 March 2012

    A two-day expert meeting was jointly organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Friedbrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) in Beirut on 12-13 March 2012 in order to take stock of the existing knowledge on youth employment, and to review practical solutions to the current deficits of decent work for youth in the MENA region.

  2. Launching of Jordan Decent Work Country Programme and Moving Towards a Child Labour Free Jordan Project

    10 March 2012

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) through its Regional Office for Arab States is launching the second Decent Work Country Programme for Jordan through an official ceremony on Sunday 11 March 2012 at the Landmark Hotel in Amman

February 2012

  1. ILO hosts Atayeb Palestine charity lunch at Tawlet, as part of the Palestinian Women's Economic Empowerment Project

    24 February 2012

    ILO and Souk El Tayeb will host a charity lunch at Tawlet on Sunday (February 26) featuring traditional Palestinian dishes prepared by women from the Ain al-Helwe and Nahr al-Bared camps.

  2. Child Labour entrenched in Lebanon’s deprived regions, says ILO-USJ research

    15 February 2012

    Deteriorating socio-economic conditions and school drop outs have led to a nationwide increase in child labour, particularly in the North and Beqaa, according to two studies launched by the International Labour Organization and the Université Saint Joseph on Wednesday (February 15) at UNESCO Palace.

December 2011

  1. Workshop on Developing a national policy on HIV and AIDS andthe World of Work in Jordan

    15 December 2011

    ILO is organizing a workshop on Developing a national policy on HIV and AIDS and the World of Work in Jordan from 17-19 December 2011 at the Landmark Hotel in Amman, Jordan.

  2. Arab Spring demands new development model, say workers, employers and the UN

    13 December 2011

    Unemployment, inequality and glaring social dialogue deficits must be tackled through a coordinated and coherent response by all development players, according to some 60 representatives of five UN agencies and employers' and workers' organizations from over eight Arab countries gathering in Beirut from 13-14 December.

November 2011

  1. ILO'S 15th ASIA PACIFIC REGIONAL MEETING TO BE HELD IN KYOTO, JAPAN will consider employment, economic outlook

    15 November 2011

    The 15th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM) of the International Labour Organization (ILO) will take place from 4-7 December 2011 at the Kyoto International Convention Centre (KICC), Kyoto, Japan.

  2. Enabling a national workplace response to HIV/AIDS in Jordan

    15 November 2011

    Ensuring fundamental rights at work and social protection for workers and job seekers living with HIV and AIDS and protecting them against discrimination are the subjects of two workshops to be held in Amman and Aqaba on November 15 and 17.

  3. Kuwait contributes US$500,000 to promote Decent Work in the occupied Palestinian territory

    14 November 2011

    Kuwait contributed US$500,000 on Monday (November 14) to support the ILO’s Palestinian technical cooperation programme targeting enhanced job creation, social dialogue and social protection efforts in the occupied Palestinian territory.

October 2011

  1. Situation in Arab Countries: “The independence of the trade union movement is necessary …”, explains Walid Hamdan from ILO-ACTRAV

    30 October 2011