May 2023

  1. Recovery of Arab economies accelerating, with projections of hundreds of thousands of new green jobs

    24 May 2023

    Regional Director for Arab States Ruba Jaradat led an ILO delegation to the 49th Arab Labour Conference in Cairo, where she highlighted major labour market dynamics and trends globally and in the Arab region.

  2. What works and what doesn’t in reducing migrant women workers’ vulnerability to forced labour and human trafficking?

    22 May 2023

    An event held in Beirut, marking the completion of a 10-year ILO labour migration programme, presented lessons learned and findings that can guide future efforts to tackle challenges related to forced labour and trafficking of women migrant workers.

  3. Collaboration between ILO and Elizade University seeks to Improve Media Reporting on Labour Migration in Nigeria

    19 May 2023

    Through the FAIRWAY Programme in Nigeria, ILO is improving the quality of teaching labour migration related topics for students of Mass Communication and Journalism.

  4. New agricultural sector OSH guide and training launched in Lebanon

    17 May 2023

    The ILO “Occupational Safety and Health Guide in Agriculture” is set to increase OSH efficiency and boost the provision of safe workplaces to guarantee the workers’ health and the sector’s productivity

  5. ILO Regional Director for Arab States completes official visit to Saudi Arabia

    17 May 2023

    Regional Director Ruba Jaradat met with government, employer and worker representatives and attended the annual Islamic Development Bank meetings.

  6. © Council of Representatives 2023

    Iraq invests in building a social security system that protects workers

    17 May 2023

    Iraq’s parliament votes for new social security law, introducing far-reaching reforms to the social security system for private-sector workers.

  7. Closing the childcare policy gap would generate almost 6 million jobs in 12 MENA countries by 2035

    15 May 2023

    Investing in childcare provision that closes significant gaps in paid childcare-related leave and early childhood care and education (ECCE) would generate nearly 5.8 million ECCE jobs in 12 countries in the Middle East and North Africa by 2035. This would help reduce inequalities, generate decent care jobs, promote social justice, and support children’s developmental and education outcomes in the region.

  8. Extensive Palestinian national dialogue on revised social security draft law begins

    15 May 2023

    Palestinian stakeholders begin two months of discussions on key proposed reforms to the social security law aimed at enhancing good governance, financial sustainability and equity of the system.

  9. ILO creates infrastructure jobs in earthquake-hit Syrian city

    12 May 2023

    An employment-intensive project creates decent jobs for community members affected by the earthquakes in the Syrian city of Aleppo, while rehabilitating infrastructure in damaged neighbourhoods.

  10. As temperatures soar worldwide, experts gather to tackle heat stress at work

    10 May 2023

    The Government of Qatar and the ILO held an international conference on occupational heat stress in Doha on May 9-10, 2023. The conference brought together international experts, government officials, workers’ and employers’ organizations to share experiences and strategies to prevent and mitigate the impact of heat stress on workers worldwide.