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  1. Jordan and ILO sign agreement to support the extension of social security coverage and promote formalization

    24 May 2022

    The project will help extend social protection to Jordanian and non-Jordanian workers, including refugees, by subsidizing contributions and providing income support to promote their participation in the national social security system.

  2. Older people in Lebanon face desperate circumstances due to lack of basic social protection guarantees

    24 May 2022

    A new report by HelpAge International and the ILO draws on the testimonials of older people who convey the severe hardships they face because of the lack of an adequate social protection system in Lebanon.

Multimedia

  1. Qatar’s labour reforms in numbers

    14 May 2022

    In recent years, the Government of Qatar has introduced major labour reforms, marking a new era for labour relations. This short video animation presents the achievements and some of the remaining priorities in terms of the implementation of Qatar’s labour reforms.

  2. From Farm to Fork: EU Agri-food Business Development Programme

    13 May 2022

Statements and speeches

  1. Young people address challenges and explore opportunities of transition from learning to employment in the Middle East and North Africa/Arab States region

    23 May 2022

    Home to the highest rates of unemployed youth in the world, the region needs to create more than 33.3 million new jobs by 2030.

  2. Syrians and the communities that host them urgently need immediate decent jobs

    09 May 2022

    Statement by ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Arab States Dr. Ruba Jaradat to the Sixth Brussels Conference on “Supporting the future of Syria and the region”

Articles and features

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    How work gave me purpose after Beirut blast

    20 May 2022

    On August 4, 2020, large parts of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, were devastated by a massive explosion in the port. For Hani Baltaji, the rebuilding of a municipal police station has not only helped towards Beirut’s recovery, but also his own.

  2. Worker-management Joint Committees in Qatar celebrate International Workers’ Day

    01 May 2022

    Workers’ and management representatives in Qatar celebrated Labour Day by sharing the positive experience and impact of Joint Committees in their enterprise, and their commitment to social dialogue and workplace cooperation.