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.

  5. 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.