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  1. Empowering women and improving livelihoods thorough skills development in Lebanon

    26 May 2022

    The ILO is training Syrian and Lebanese youth in skills that are aligned with labour market needs while simultaneously empowering women and supporting their participation in technical and vocational training programmes

  2. Building skills and promoting (self)employment among young people in Lebanon – Nouthayba’s story

    26 May 2022

    Nouthayba Hawchar, who was recently supported by the ILO through training to help develop her skills, found employment and set up her own business.


  1. Qatar’s labour reforms in numbers

    14 May 2022

    In recent years, the Government of Qatar has introduced major labour reforms, marking a new era for labour relations. This short video animation presents the achievements and some of the remaining priorities in terms of the implementation of Qatar’s labour reforms.

  2. From Farm to Fork: EU Agri-food Business Development Programme

    13 May 2022

Statements and speeches

  1. Young people address challenges and explore opportunities of transition from learning to employment in the Middle East and North Africa/Arab States region

    23 May 2022

    Home to the highest rates of unemployed youth in the world, the region needs to create more than 33.3 million new jobs by 2030.

  2. Syrians and the communities that host them urgently need immediate decent jobs

    09 May 2022

    Statement by ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Arab States Dr. Ruba Jaradat to the Sixth Brussels Conference on “Supporting the future of Syria and the region”

Articles and features

  1. Steps towards digitalizing skills system in Lebanon

    26 May 2022

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    How work gave me purpose after Beirut blast

    20 May 2022

    On August 4, 2020, large parts of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, were devastated by a massive explosion in the port. For Hani Baltaji, the rebuilding of a municipal police station has not only helped towards Beirut’s recovery, but also his own.