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  1. More than 1.3 million child labourers in Yemen

    15 January 2013

    A survey shows that 17 per cent of Yemen’s 7.7 million children aged 5-17 are child labourers, most of them performing unpaid work.

  2. Yemen reveals results of first national child labour survey

    Government, worker, employer, civil society and donor representatives will discuss the findings of the 2010 National Child Labour Survey in Yemen and chart the way forward for future programmes to combat child labour.

  3. Yemen reveals results of first national child labour survey

    10 January 2013

    The results of Yemen’s first national child labour survey will be revealed on Monday (January 14) at an event that brings together more than seventy government, worker, employer, civil society and donor representatives in Sanaa.

  4. Women and technology – the attitude gap

    07 January 2013

    From school to work, girls and women are lagging behind in the science and technology field. Traditional attitudes, as well as direct and indirect discrimination, are obstacles to progress.

  5. Club de Madrid Annual Conference: Harnessing 21st Century Solutions: A Focus on Women

    ILO Regional Director for the Arab States is chairing the session "Women in the MENA Region: Towards a New Social Contract" at the Club de Madrid Annual Conference, featuring interventions from women leaders from Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Jordan.

  6. Inter-Ministerial Planning Workshop on Piloting of the National Framework on Child Labour

    The ILO will support the facilitation of a two-day workshop in Amman (18 and 19 December) on planning for the piloting of the National Framework on Child Labour (NFCL) in 2013.

  7. Message by the ILO's Director-General on the occasion of International Migrants Day

    18 December 2012

    We celebrate the contribution of women and men migrants to growth and development in both their host and home countries. They replenish labour markets with much-needed skills and human and social capital.

  8. US$2.5 million to improve labour migration governance in the Middle East

    17 December 2012

    Low skilled migrants in Middle East can look forward to better labour migration governance and improved protection mechanisms, the objectives of a major regional project launched by the ILO this month, and funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

  9. US$2.5 million to improve labour migration governance in the Middle East

    17 December 2012

    Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation funds ILO initiative to improve working conditions for migrants in the Middle East.

  10. Symposium on the Jordanian Garment Industry

    Better Work Jordan brings together worker, employer and government representatives to discuss proposals for a national five-year strategy for the Jordanian garment industry.