April 2021

  1. Technical session on job creation through public works in Iraq

    21 April 2021

    Discussions highlighted experiences from the region and opportunities to promote decent work, social protection, skills development and the employment of women through public employment programmes.

  2. ILO Director-General Guy Ryder discusses building back better in a post-pandemic world

    15 April 2021

    A virtual open dialogue session with the Islamic Development Bank will address bridging labour market skills gaps and addressing labor market fragilities and structural inequalities.

March 2021

  1. Launch of a financial inclusion initiative for host communities and displaced persons in Iraq

    31 March 2021

    The initiative will support young people and existing businesses to access much-needed financial services that will help them start and develop their own businesses, while addressing barriers for access to decent self-employment.

  2. Employment, resilience and social cohesion: Success stories and challenges of labour market access for refugees and host communities

    25 March 2021

    The ILO, Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Netherlands' Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and UNICEF are organizing a side event to the fifth Brussels Conference on “Supporting the future of Syria and the region,” hosted by the European Union.

  3. The nexus between livelihoods, protection and women’s empowerment – Syrian refugees

    22 March 2021

    A side event to the 5th Brussels Conference, organised by UN Women, ILO and UNHCR examined how international and national partners are working to support the empowerment of Syrian refugee women across the region, focusing on their access to decent work & livelihoods, safety and well-being.

February 2021

  1. Virtual launch of the ILO Arabic-language toolkit for journalists

    24 February 2021

    Join the ILO and a panel of distinguished employers’ representatives, workers’ representatives and journalists on 24 February 2021, to celebrate social justice, discuss ethical reporting on labour migration and discover the new Arabic-language ILO Media Toolkit on Forced Labour and Fair Recruitment.

  2. The role of trade unions in achieving Agenda 2030 and decent work through the United Nations cooperation framework

    15 February 2021

  3. Promoting entrepreneurship and private sector development in Iraq

    14 - 24 February 2021

    The ILO in Iraq holds Training of Trainers workshop for training service providers on its Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) programme, designed to support small-scale entrepreneurs to start or grow their businesses.

  4. Review of the draft retirement and social security law in Iraq

    8 - 9 February 2021

    The ILO and representatives from the Government of Iraq will hold a technical meeting to review key findings of actuarial and legal assessments of the draft retirement and social security law currently under consideration by the Parliament, as part of efforts towards establishing a comprehensive social protection system in Iraq.

January 2021

  1. Promoting Social Cohesion in Fragile Contexts through TVET – a training workshop in Jordan

    23 - 26 January 2021

    The ILO held a four-day training of trainers workshop for technical vocational education and training (TVET) experts, aimed at building their capacity to promote social cohesion in future training programmes.