News

January 2021

  1. ILO and UNICEF collaborate to support vulnerable youth in Iraq to develop skills and transition from training to decent employment, with support from the Government of the Netherlands

    26 January 2021

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    Homeworkers need to be better protected, says the ILO

    13 January 2021

    The dramatic increase in working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the poor working conditions experienced by many homeworkers who, prior to the crisis, numbered an estimated 260 million people worldwide.

  3. ‘Voices’: Real people, true stories from the world of work

    04 January 2021

    The ILO welcomes 2021 with an innovative, multimedia platform that focuses on first person stories that take readers on a journey into the world of work.

December 2020

  1. ILO’s engagement on Social Protection Reform in Lebanon

    23 December 2020

    Workers, experts and academics, as well as organizations for the elderly and for people with disabilities, have come together to voice their needs and recommendations for a comprehensive social protection reform in Lebanon.

  2. Happy International Migrants’ Day from the FAIRWAY Programme Team

    18 December 2020

    At the close of a turbulent year for international migrants around the world, the FAIRWAY Programme reflects on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted migrant workers in the Arab States and those forced to return to their countries of origin in Africa, and pays tribute to the resilience and contributions of migrants despite the hardship they have faced.

  3. ILO in Iraq joins forces with local authorities in Dohuk to implement employment-intensive interventions

    18 December 2020

    Supported by the Government of the Netherlands, the collaboration will help generate decent jobs for forcibly displaced persons and host community members in Iraq through water irrigation maintenance and solid waste management.

  4. Lebanon launches “Code of Conduct” for on-the-job vocational training programmes

    16 December 2020

    The document, developed by the ILO and UNICEF in collaboration with Lebanon’s ministries of Labour and of Agriculture, provides guidance to employers engaged in workplace-based learning programmes that provide vocational education students with on-the-job training.

  5. FAIRWAY supports returning Ethiopian migrant workers

    12 December 2020

    Under the framework of the ‘Support to Reintegration of Returnees in Ethiopia’ agreement with the Ethiopian Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, the FAIRWAY Programme supported cash transfers for 806 returning migrants.

  6. Saudi Arabia ratifies ILO conventions setting out safeguards with crucial importance for the response to COVID-19

    07 December 2020

    Saudi Arabia ratifies the Protection of Wages Convention, 1949 (No. 95) and the Hygiene (Commerce and Offices) Convention, 1964 (No. 120).

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    COVID-19 drives wages down, new ILO report finds

    02 December 2020

    Even before the COVID pandemic hit, hundreds of millions of workers worldwide were being paid less than the minimum wage.