Lebanon’s green thumb: ILO trains workers from rural communities in landscaping activities across local agricultural schools
20 September 2023
The landscaping and garden maintenance competency-based training aims to build capacity and develop the skills of hundreds of trainees in the agricultural sector, eventually connecting them with in-demand jobs on the market.
Parliamentary Labour Committee, tripartite constituents review draft trade union law for Iraq, with ILO technical support
19 September 2023
The draft law includes provisions that will protect and promote the rights and freedom of trade union organizations in Iraq, in line with International Labour Standards.
Vocational skills training gives young migrant an alternative to a dangerous, irregular journey to the Gulf
27 July 2023
26 July 2023
Migrant workers who lack proper information usually end up extending their stay, despite their visas having expired, putting them in danger of being classified as irregular/undocumented migrants. Migrants are even more vulnerable in such situations and face numerous challenges, including labour rights violations, abuses, and exploitation.
20 July 2023
An overview of the key features of the ambitious reforms which fundamentally reshape the social protection landscape in Oman.
13 July 2023
After the recent tragic death in Jordan of nine agricultural workers, most of whom were refugees, the International Labour Organization (ILO)’s Shaza Al Jondi and Meredith Byrne* reflect on the vital need to safeguard the right of vulnerable workers to a safe and healthy working environment.
20 June 2023
War in Syria forced Syrian Abdel Halim al Qasir and his family to flee to the Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan. Becoming a facilitator for the ILO’s Job Search Club project and helping other refugees inside the camp find new careers and job opportunities, has given him renewed hope for his and his family’s future.
12 June 2023
Through the establishment of local committees and centres across Jordan, the ILO has been addressing child labour in the country’s agricultural sector. It supported communities and families to send hundreds of Jordanians and Syrian refugee children back to school, and provided them with access to support services.
PROSPECTS Partnership joins efforts to increase employability and job opportunities in northern Lebanon
29 May 2023
A programme carried out by the ILO in collaboration with the UNHCR and implemented by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC), has helped hundreds of Lebanese nationals and Syrian refugees to hone their skills and find jobs amid the country’s multi-level crisis.
17 May 2023
A study by the ILO Regional Office for the Arab States outlines the results of a first-of-its-kind assessment of the financial situation of Lebanon’s National Social Security Fund.