News

October 2020

  1. Thirty-one trainers complete My.Coop training of trainers programme on managing agricultural cooperatives in Jordan

    23 October 2020

    A virtual ceremony was held marking the end of the online training course for participants in Jordan.

  2. ILO: Jordan’s maternity protection regulation key step forward

    23 October 2020

    Newly-endorsed regulation seeks to empower and retain working mothers in labour force

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    Oman institutes its first unemployment insurance scheme

    16 October 2020

    Through a royal decree, Oman institutes a long-awaited unemployment insurance scheme, developed by the Public Authority for Social Insurance with support from the ILO.

  4. Vulnerable workers hardest hit by COVID-19 fallout in fragile Arab states

    13 October 2020

    Assessments show spike in job and income losses and limited financial capacities to deal with the crisis, making it even harder for vulnerable workers to earn a living.

  5. ILO and Lebanon issue guidelines for Employment Intensive Projects

    07 October 2020

    The guidelines aim to reinforce cooperation and harmonization between the Lebanese government, NGOs and development partners, and provide guidance on planning and implementation of EIPs.

  6. COVID-19: ILO helps keep reconstruction workers safe and healthy after Beirut blast

    05 October 2020

    The ILO is promoting occupational safety and health standards for the protection of those involved in the demolition and reconstruction of buildings affected by Beirut explosion.

September 2020

  1. Italy-ILO cooperation to support Palestinian cooperatives

    17 September 2020

    The ILO’s Cooperative Support Programme is launched in the Occupied Palestinian Territory with support from the Italian Government.

  2. New guidance tool supports fair recruitment and employment in Qatar hospitality sector

    17 September 2020

    A new Guidance Tool will help strengthen fair recruitment and employment standards in the Qatar hospitality industry.

  3. Supporting small and medium-sized businesses in Lebanon’s agriculture and agro-food sectors

    10 September 2020

    A new initiative by the ILO will provide small and medium agricultural and food processing companies with training and technical support to improve their business continuity, resilience and decent job retention in response to the multiple crises that have hit Lebanon.

  4. Lebanon takes crucial first step towards dismantling Kafala in Lebanon

    10 September 2020

    The new Revised Standard Unified Contract for the Employment of Domestic Workers is a crucial first step in dismantling the kafala system in Lebanon