June 2022

  1. How can employers set up a mitigation plan to protect workers from heat stress in Qatar?

    01 June 2022

    Heat stress is a real danger to your workforce. By developing a heat stress mitigation plan companies in Qatar can protect their employees and maintain productivity.

May 2022

  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

  3. Workers in Iraq voice hopes and ambitions on International Labour Day

    01 May 2022

    To mark International Labour Day, the ILO asked workers in Iraq about the importance of employment, livelihoods, and decent work.

April 2022

  1. Presentation of the Office Report on Decent work and the Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE): Focus on the Arab States

    26 April 2022

  2. Keep your guard up: Working safely at heights in Qatar

    24 April 2022

    Falls from height is the top cause of occupational injuries in Qatar. This animation presents simple measures that can save your life. Never drop your guard and together we can all work in safety!

  3. ILO and PROSPECTS delegation visit projects that promote decent work in Iraq

    15 April 2022

    Visit included meeting workers, youth and trade union representatives in Dohuk.

  4. 6,000 years of history brought back to life

    12 April 2022

    The historic Erbil Citadel in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq dates back at least 6,000 years. The ILO joined forces with the EU, UNESCO and local partners to preserve national heritage, while promoting decent work for residents and Syrian refugees through labour-intensive approaches. ILO’s Deputy Regional Director for Arab States recently visited the site to inspect ongoing renovation works.

March 2022

  1. How can the ILO contribute towards trade union revitalization?

    24 March 2022

    The COVID-19 Pandemic has opened new opportunities for trade union revitalization. Discover how can the ILO contribute towards the strengthening of trade union movement around the world.

  2. Rural women develop skills in Iraq's date palm sector

    07 March 2022

    Women employed on farms take part in an ILO capacity building training programme to foster skills, entrepreneurship and decent employment in the field of agriculture.

January 2022

  1. Iraq Decent Work Country Programme – Two years on

    05 January 2022

    The Decent Work Country Programme was signed in December 2019 between the ILO, the Government of Iraq and social partners to support employment promotion, rights at work, social dialogue and social protection. Two years on, the ILO looks back at some of the progress made in advancing decent work in the country.

  2. Qatar’s labour reforms: what has been achieved?

    02 January 2022

    In recent years, the Government of Qatar has introduced major labour reforms, marking a new era for workers and employers. Key legislation and systems have been introduced to protect workers, and efforts are ongoing to ensure these reforms are fully implemented.

December 2021

  1. ILO promotes productivity on Lebanon farms through modern greenhouse initiative

    22 December 2021

    The ILO is piloting an initiative to test the impact of modern greenhouses on productivity and working conditions on selected farms in Lebanon, which have been affected by the financial and economic crisis in the country.

  2. Children, journalists and local NGOs join campaign to combat child labour in Iraq’s Kurdistan region

    21 December 2021

    Young children, journalists and NGOs take part in awareness raising activities promoting education and highlighting the dangers of child labour.

  3. Awareness raising activities to combat child labour launched in Iraq

    19 December 2021

    The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs and the International Labour Organization kicked off a series of activities that support a nation-wide campaign to tackle the worst forms of child labour in Iraq.

  4. Arab Journalists connect for a more robust and human-centred approach to labour market reporting

    03 December 2021

  5. Gaming app encourages students to explore future career pathways in Jordan

    02 December 2021

    The ILO, together with the Ministries of Education and Labour, has developed a career guidance gaming app to help youth make informed decisions about future career options that are in demand in the labour market.

November 2021

  1. New Online Training for Trade Unions on UN Agenda 2030 and Decent Work

    25 November 2021

    This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) aims to raise the interest of trade unions on matters related to UN processes, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)and Decent Work Country Programmes (DWCPs) .

  2. ILO and cooperatives raise awareness, promote labour rights on farms in Jordan

    24 November 2021

    The ILO and a number of agricultural cooperatives are working together to ensure that workers are well informed of their rights and responsibilities at work through awareness raising sessions held on farms.

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    COVID-19 pandemic: What priorities for Trade Unions?

    16 November 2021

    The 2021 edition of the International Journal of Labour Research explores strategies for workers and their organizations to shape the COVID-19 responses policies and build a human-centred recovery from the pandemic. The journal reveals key findings on various topics of special interest to trade unions and provide guidance on policies in building forward better. Discover three priorities stressed by the Journal for trade unions…