News

February 2024

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

    01 February 2024

January 2024

  1. ILO and Jordan’s Vocational Training Corporation agree to recognize the prior experience of 1,000 beneficiaries

    31 January 2024

    The program aims to issue accredited certificates for Jordanian and Syrian informal workers in various economic sectors in Jordan.

  2. Iraq takes major step forward towards ratifying ILO Convention 190

    26 January 2024

  3. Green Skills for Iraq’s Youth: Italian Funding Paves the Way for Sustainable Entrepreneurship

    25 January 2024

December 2023

  1. Palestinian unemployment rate year-on-year is set to nearly double as a result of escalation of hostilities in Gaza

    20 December 2023

    The International Labour Organization and the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics estimate that the ongoing hostilities have wiped out at least 66 per cent of employment in the Gaza Strip.

  2. Jordan first Arab country to publish a comprehensive Statistical Bulletin for the Social Protection Sector

    17 December 2023

    The Department of Statistics in Jordan, with support from the ILO and the EU, has launched the first statistical bulletin for the social protection sector in Joran and in the Arab region.

  3. Lebanon adopts landmark social security reforms and a new pension system for private sector workers

    15 December 2023

    Developed with extensive technical support from the International Labour Organization (ILO), this milestone marks one of the most significant socioeconomic reforms witnessed by Lebanon in recent years amid compounded crises.

  4. Better Work industrial seminar addresses new workplace safety and health regulations in Jordan

    14 December 2023

  5. ILO Director-General: Saudi labour market reforms pivotal for advancing social justice and development in the Kingdom

    14 December 2023

    Director-General Gilbert F. Houngbo, accompanied by Regional Director for Arab States Ruba Jaradat and the Director-General’s Senior Advisor for Africa and Arab States Chad Blackman, met with government, employer and worker representatives and attended the Global Labour Market Conference in Riyadh.

  6. Winners of 2023 ILO Global Media Competition on Labour Migration announced

    14 December 2023

    The winning entries are examples of balanced and ethical reporting on migrant workers and labour migration that also help to address stereotypes and misconceptions.