News

February 2024

  1. Work Wise Youth: ILO’s new guide to create awareness on youth rights at work

    23 February 2024

    The ILO developed and launched a new guide to support young people, including the ones in forced displacement contexts, to understand their labour rights, in turn empowering them to advocate for fair and dignified working conditions.

  2. Joint Programme Launched to Stimulate Decent Work and Affordable Housing in Iraq

    21 February 2024

  3. High unemployment rates to worsen despite optimistic economic outlook in Arab States

    20 February 2024

    While many economies in the Arab States region continue their post-pandemic recovery, recovery of the labour market lags behind, requiring concerted efforts to intensify diversification and to create jobs in more resilient sectors, a new ILO report finds.

  4. ILO and KfW join forces to empower Iraqi small and medium enterprises and foster inclusive growth

    14 February 2024

    A new joint program will work to unlock access to sustainable finance, especially for young and women entrepreneurs.

  5. The Government of Lebanon Launches its First National Social Protection Strategy

    13 February 2024

  6. ILO-trained outreach officials boost social security registration among wage workers in Jordan

    12 February 2024

    The capacity-building initiative supports the extension of social security rights of Jordanian and non-Jordanian workers–including refugees

  7. ILO project provides opportunities for individuals and fosters inclusive economic growth – ILO official

    12 February 2024

    A visit to a work-based learning project in northern Lebanon highlights joint efforts by the ILO, the Government of Norway, the EU and national partners to enhance skills and improve employability of vulnerable groups.

  8. Transformative potential of public works programme in Iraq’s Ninewa Governorate

    12 February 2024

    With the support of the EU, the ILO and Iraq’s Ministry of Planning held a tripartite discussion to establish the foundations for developing a strategic public works programme in the Ninewa Governorate.

  9. Advancing social protection for migrant workers in the GCC countries: New ambition emerges from discussion at the Global Forum for Migration and Development Summit

    01 February 2024

    Officials, experts and partners participated in ILO-led conversation exploring pathways toward the progressive extension of social protection to migrant workers in the Gulf region.

  10. Japan to support employment-intensive recovery in the earthquake-hit areas in Aleppo, Syria

    01 February 2024