December 2023

  1. Full and timely implementation of Iraq’s Pensions and Social Security Law critically needed

    08 December 2023

    A two-day seminar in Karbala by the Al-Nabaa Dialogue Forum and the ILO, funded by the EU, highlighted the importance of implementing Iraq’s newly enacted Retirement and Social Security Law for Workers.

  2. ILO holds training-of-trainers workshop in business digitalization in Jordan

    07 December 2023

    The workshop is part of efforts to support vulnerable Jordanians and Syrian refugee women through empowering them to expand their businesses and market access.

  3. ILO project provides financial support and education for Lebanon’s agricultural sector

    07 December 2023

    The project incorporated financial education courses and business management trainings alongside a credit scheme providing financial support to farmers and farm workers.

  4. 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.

November 2023

  1. ILO Launches Flagship Study on Extending Social Protection to Migrant Workers in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries

    30 November 2023

  2. The Netherlands commits to further support for ILO’s work on forced displacement

    30 November 2023

    PROSPECTS Partnership enters second phase with the new agreement signed between the Netherlands and the ILO

  3. The ILO at COP28

    30 November 2023

    This year, at COP28, the ILO is working to advance ambitious climate action with decent work and a just transition for all. The ILO is co-hosting the Just Transition Pavilion and will be supporting constituents throughout the negotiations, in particular with regards to the Just Transition Work Programme.

  4. Virtually Bridging Boundaries: Ushering a new era of cross-border labour migration reporting

    24 November 2023

    This webinar organized by the FAIRWAY Programme welcomed students and lecturers from universities in Uganda and Jordan, and professionals journalists around the world, to share their experiences on cross-border journalism.

  5. ILO and IsDB set to release ground-breaking research on climate action scenarios in the MENA region

    21 November 2023

    The research, to be launched at the COP28 conference in Dubai early next month, will serve as an evidence base for policymaking and building robust strategies for governments, workers and employers across the region.

  6. The ILO, the Central Bank of Iraq and partners celebrate success of the financial Inclusion Initiative for MSMEs under the PROSPECTS Programme

    20 November 2023

    Hundreds of loans have been disbursed to aspiring entrepreneurs and existing MSMEs through the project, contributing to the creation and retention of more than 1,200 job opportunities for Iraqi host communities and forcibly displaced people.