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  1. ILO initiative strengthens engineers’ capacities in post-earthquake Syria

    22 February 2024

    An ILO workshop has provided engineers in Aleppo in northern Syrian with structural damage assessment equipment and trained them on its use, to support rehabilitating infrastructure and buildings damaged by last year’s earthquake.

  2. Joint Programme Launched to Stimulate Decent Work and Affordable Housing in Iraq

    21 February 2024

  3. High unemployment rates to worsen despite optimistic economic outlook in Arab States

    20 February 2024

    While many economies in the Arab States region continue their post-pandemic recovery, recovery of the labour market lags behind, requiring concerted efforts to intensify diversification and to create jobs in more resilient sectors, a new ILO report finds.

  4. ILO and KfW join forces to empower Iraqi small and medium enterprises and foster inclusive growth

    14 February 2024

    A new joint program will work to unlock access to sustainable finance, especially for young and women entrepreneurs.

  5. The Government of Lebanon Launches its First National Social Protection Strategy

    13 February 2024

  6. ILO-trained outreach officials boost social security registration among wage workers in Jordan

    12 February 2024

    The capacity-building initiative supports the extension of social security rights of Jordanian and non-Jordanian workers–including refugees

  7. ILO project provides opportunities for individuals and fosters inclusive economic growth – ILO official

    12 February 2024

    A visit to a work-based learning project in northern Lebanon highlights joint efforts by the ILO, the Government of Norway, the EU and national partners to enhance skills and improve employability of vulnerable groups.

  8. Transformative potential of public works programme in Iraq’s Ninewa Governorate

    12 February 2024

    With the support of the EU, the ILO and Iraq’s Ministry of Planning held a tripartite discussion to establish the foundations for developing a strategic public works programme in the Ninewa Governorate.

  9. Workshop with Social Security Departments on Challenges and Opportunities for Extending Social Security to the Private Sector in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

    On 11 February 2024, the International Labour Organization (ILO), together with the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (MoLSA) of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) co-hosted a workshop with representatives of social security offices to discuss legislation, policies and reforms needed to advance the extension of social security coverage to private sector workers in the KRI.

  10. Navigating hardship: Lebanon's agricultural workers in the absence of social protection

    08 February 2024

    No rest in old age. The story of Chawki Boustani, who is still farming at 91.