December 2022

  1. Policy dialogue on access of refugees, internally displaced persons, and host communities to Iraq’s labour market

    21 December 2022

    ILO and UNHCR organised a policy dialogue to discuss the findings of a new ILO report, which examines the access of refugees, internally displaced persons and host community members to the labour market.

  2. What future of work do young people from Asia and the Pacific and the Arab States hope for?

    07 December 2022

    Check out this video played to government, worker and employer representatives at the opening of ILO’s the Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting in Singapore.

  3. An overview of the participation of Jordanian and Syrian youth into the Decent work in Jordan’s Floriculture sector in Jordan to cope with international standards and integrate them in the labor market

    04 December 2022

  4. Beneficiary testimonial on floriculture sector in Jordan; ILO - Australian Aid funded project

    04 December 2022

November 2022

  1. © ILO 2023

    What’s the story on labour rights in Qatar?

    18 November 2022

    The ILO has been closely involved in supporting labour reforms in Qatar, through a technical cooperation programme that began in 2018. With the football World Cup due to kick off in Qatar on 20 November, Max Tuñón, head of the ILO Office in Doha and Chief Technical Adviser of the programme, joins the ILO's Future of Work podcast to discuss the labour reforms in the country.

  2. How have labour reforms progressed in Qatar?

    16 November 2022

    The World Cup is approaching, and the eyes of the world will be on Qatar. Sport has an important role to play in promoting respect for human rights. In Qatar the World Cup has accelerated the adoption of wide-ranging labour reforms to improve the lives of working people in the country. Let’s explore what has changed for migrant workers in Qatar.

  3. A renewed chance at childhood, education, and productive family: Sana's story

    09 November 2022

    Sana is a Syrian refugee girl who came to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq with her parents in 2013. She found herself working at a clothes shop to support her family.

  4. How ILO programmes contribute to decent work and social cohesion in Jordan

    04 November 2022

    An ILO report was developed to better understand how ILO’s programmes and promotion of decent work contribute to social cohesion in Jordan. The report identifies good practices and lessons learned, as well as steps to enhance the mainstreaming of social cohesion in ILO’s programmes. This video highlights the voices of workers and their employers working in environments which have directly or indirectly benefited from ILO interventions.

  5. Stories of Vulnerability from Workers in Lebanon

    02 November 2022

October 2022

  1. SKILL UP training programme enhances skills and employability in Lebanon (elderly home caregiving)

    27 October 2022

  2. SKILL UP training programme enhances skills and employability in Lebanon (agri-food processing)

    27 October 2022

    As Lebanon continues to grapple with its worst economic and financial crisis, competency-based training course in agri-food processing conducted under Skill-Up programme gave Lebanese and Syrian trainees skills needed to advance their career and improve livelihoods

  3. Iraq's Labour Force

    26 October 2022

    Iraq's Labour Force Survey shows that 5.3 million people are employed in the private sector and 3.261 million are employed in the public sector. It also shows that less that 10 per cent of workers in the private sector are covered by social security.

  4. Parents of working children in Iraq attend ILO vocational training to learn new skills

    23 October 2022

    The ILO in Iraq is providing vocational training sessions in sewing, electric installation and haircutting for parents and caregivers of working children to improve their skills and employability in efforts to reduce the pressure on their children to work.

September 2022

  1. Cultural preservation and decent work at Erbil's Citadel

    21 September 2022

    The ILO and UNESCO, with the support of the European Union, are working together to restore, preserve and promote cultural heritage at the World Heritage Site of the Erbil Citadel, while promoting decent work through employment-intensive approaches.

August 2022

  1. Youth highlight importance of skills development for a better future

    12 August 2022

    On the occasion of International Youth Day, young women and men from Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon and refugees living in these countries, share their experiences and hopes for the future. ILO PROSPECTS is supporting them to build new skills for successful careers in their communities.

  2. Linking Lebanese hosts and Syrian refugees with jobs and labour market

    05 August 2022

    In June 2022, the ILO and partners met with Lebanese and Syrian farm and plant nursery owners and workers and visited a skill-training centre in the north of Lebanon, who have benefitted from the activities of the mulit-agency PROSPECTS programme

June 2022

  1. Iraqi entrepreneurs access loans to support growing businesses

    19 June 2022

    When Sandra was forcibly displaced, she set up a small business selling party decorations to support her young family. Now, with the support of the ILO, under an initiative with the Central Bank of Iraq and partner banks, Sandra and many others like her, have been provided with bank loans to start or expand their businesses, helping them realise their aspirations of becoming successful entrepreneurs.

  2. Personal perspectives on the impact of Qatar’s labour reforms

    17 June 2022

    This collection of video interviews features various individuals who recount the achievements and remaining challenges of Qatar’s labour reforms through their own experience.

  3. World Day Against Child Labour : A pray for the children in Ukraine

    03 June 2022

    The war in Ukraine️ is having a devastating impact on the children. On the occasion of the world day against child labour, find out here a pray for the children who are living in Ukraine as well as many countries at war.

  4. Working in Qatar: Let's beat heat stress together!

    01 June 2022

    Heat stress can be dangerous! By following these simple steps, workers in Qatar can protect themselves and stay healthy during the hot summer months.