MENA region could create 10 million new jobs by 2050 through decarbonization and green industrial growth
03 December 2023
The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) unveil at COP28 the first ever study on scenarios for strong industrial and climate development policies in the Middle East and North Africa region.
ILO Launches Flagship Study on Extending Social Protection to Migrant Workers in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries and new Survey on Nepalese returnee workers
30 November 2023
15 November 2023
“This initiative has opened up the opportunity for me to access a loan so I can expand my business and cultivate more land” - Najim’s story
11 September 2023
Najim is a young Iraqi farmer who recently completed a financial education training with the ILO under its financial inclusion initiative implemented by PROSPECTS. The initiative is also helping Najim access a bank loan so he can cultivate more land and expand his business.
Statements and speeches
27 October 2023
The ILO Director-General has issued a statement on the situation in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
12 September 2023
In his address at Georgetown University in Qatar ILO Director-General Gilbert Houngbo highlighted the pressing need for global action on social justice amid multiple crises, labour market inequalities, and technological transformations.
Articles and features
24 November 2023
In the heart of Aleppo, amidst the rubble left by earthquakes, a beacon of hope emerged through the International Labour Organization (ILO)’s project to rehabilitate and revive three schools in Aleppo.
21 November 2023
A project by the ILO’s ENABLE programme is working to empower agricultural communities through employment opportunities and infrastructure rehabilitation of an irrigation channel.