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  1. Work-Based Learning Programme for vulnerable communities affected by earthquakes in Aleppo, Syria: An Explainer

    08 April 2024

  2. The UAE introduces voluntary pensions to replace end-of-service indemnities, joining an increasing trend of reforms across the GCC countries

    08 April 2024

    The new scheme has been announced with the intention to increase attractiveness and flexibility of labour markets while consolidating the protection and wellbeing of workers.

  3. Skills fair highlights the importance of modernizing and transforming apprenticeship-based vocational training

    25 March 2024

    A Jordanian delegation led by the ILO in Jordan participated in the Skills Fair on Quality Apprenticeships in Turin, Italy, to strengthen capacities to meet the evolving challenges of the contemporary world of work.

  4. Norwegian Ambassador visits Jordanian NGO to witness the positive impact of Estidama++ program on workers and employers

    20 March 2024

    Estidama++ supports SMEs in Jordan to strengthen access to social protection rights

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    Palestinian unemployment rate set to soar to 57 per cent during first quarter of 2024

    18 March 2024

    New estimates show a loss of 507,000 jobs to date, shedding light on how the disruptions to economic life have led to unprecedented losses in employment and livelihoods across the Occupied Palestinian Territory.

  6. Bahrain takes leap forward in enhancing end-of-service rights for migrant workers

    14 March 2024

    A new provident fund for end-of-service indemnity for migrant workers is established in the Social Insurance Organization as part of GCC-wide reforms to reform social protection systems in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  7. Job Search Club methodology training set to boost employment prospects for youth in Iraq

    13 March 2024

    ILO trains facilitators to pilot the methodology in the Kurdistan region of Iraq and transfer job search skills to young job seekers from displaced and host communities, improving their chances of securing jobs.

  8. Celebrating International Women’s Day 2024 in Basra, Iraq

    13 March 2024

    On this special day, witness the incredible strides taken by young women in Basra, Iraq, as they embark on a journey of skills development in various sectors, including green skills to pave the way towards accessing decent job opportunities and to enhance their positive role in their communities. The ILO, in collaboration with UN-Habitat Iraq, is implementing training programmes under the EU-funded project "Increasing Access to Employment Opportunities for Vulnerable Urban Population in Basra City in Response to the COVID-19 Crisis,” to support young women in Basra in their journey to better employment opportunities, including self-employment.

  9. Empowering Women Entrepreneurs in Southern Iraq

    08 March 2024

    At the core of entrepreneurship lies empowerment. As the world marks International Women's Day, we witness the determination of women in southern Iraq firsthand, and join them as they celebrate victories, both big and small. Through collaboration and support networks, they equip each other with tools and knowledge while embracing sustainability and eco-friendly practices. This initiative was made possible through funding by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation in Iraq and implementation by the ILO, demonstrating our joint commitment to empowering women and fostering sustainable entrepreneurship in the region.

  10. Photo essay: Woman-led cooperative in Jordan expands business and drives local change through cooperative alliances

    08 March 2024

    On International Women's Day, we celebrate the endeavours of Jordan’s Fatima Al-Zahraa Cooperative Society with an in-depth interview featuring its president, Ghada Al-Qudah, and a photo gallery showcasing their activities. Tune in for their inspiring story!