22 September 2023
Training on inter-agency child labour toolkit for the MENA region, with funding from the EU, Sweden and the UK, empowers stakeholders and promotes sustainable livelihoods.
21 September 2023
The ILO has supported the successful completion of an aluminium sector work-based apprenticeship programme in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, culminating in the employment of the first Palestinian women as aluminium technicians. This marks a significant milestone in the quest for gender equality and women’s economic empowerment in the region.
“This initiative has opened up the opportunity for me to access a loan so I can expand my business and cultivate more land” - Najim’s story
11 September 2023
Najim is a young Iraqi farmer who recently completed a financial education training with the ILO under its financial inclusion initiative implemented by PROSPECTS. The initiative is also helping Najim access a bank loan so he can cultivate more land and expand his business.
ILO, IOM collaborate to support entrepreneurship development in Iraq through flagship training programme
25 August 2023
Staff members from IOM have become certified trainers in ILO's Start and Improve Your Business training package, designed to support small-scale entrepreneurs to start or grow their businesses.
Statements and speeches
12 September 2023
In his address at Georgetown University in Qatar ILO Director-General Gilbert Houngbo highlighted the pressing need for global action on social justice amid multiple crises, labour market inequalities, and technological transformations.
15 June 2023
Statement delivered by ILO Deputy Regional Director for Arab States Peter Rademaker at the Brussels VII Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region, on the ILO’s support to vulnerable and displaced people in Syria and neighbouring countries.
Articles and features
Lebanon’s green thumb: ILO trains workers from rural communities in landscaping activities across local agricultural schools
20 September 2023
The landscaping and garden maintenance competency-based training aims to build capacity and develop the skills of hundreds of trainees in the agricultural sector, eventually connecting them with in-demand jobs on the market.
Parliamentary Labour Committee, tripartite constituents review draft trade union law for Iraq, with ILO technical support
19 September 2023
The draft law includes provisions that will protect and promote the rights and freedom of trade union organizations in Iraq, in line with International Labour Standards.