331st ILO Governing Body
At its 331st Session, the ILO’s Governing Body recognized progress made by Qatar, and welcomed its commitment to ensuring fundamental principles and rights at work for all workers and the resulting breakthrough to end the “kafala” sponsorship system.
Jaradat confirms ILO plans to establish and manage a specialised vocational training centre, to train practitioners on developing the skills of youth in line with labour market needs.
Our impact, their voices
The conflict in Yemen has robbed millions of people of their livelihoods, particularly in rural areas. A joint ILO-UNDP programme helps vulnerable youth set up their own business.
Jordanian trade unions begin issuing non-employer-specific and non-position-specific work permits in the construction sector, following an ILO-coordinated agreement with the Government. The permits are the first of their kind to be issued to Syrian refugees in the Arab region.
The Ministry of Labour and SADAQA consolidate cooperation towards a more ambitious agenda on childcare in Jordan
17 November 2017
The Ministry and SADAQA sign a Memorandum of Understanding to continue collaboration towards a National Framework for Workplace Daycare Centres, in a process supported by the ILO.
Fishing Labour Convention
16 November 2017
Landmark Convention will boost global efforts to ensure decent work for the world’s 38 million workers in the fishing sector.
Tender ILO ITB No 65/2017: “Construction of Agricultural Roads in Tal Abbas” and invitation to pre-qualification training
Invitation to Bid: Tender ILO/EIIP ITB No 65/2017 Construction of Agricultural Roads in Tal Abbas, and invitation to pre-qualification training.
Worldwide, almost 60 percent of working children aged 5–17 years can be found working in agriculture (including farming, fishing, aquaculture, forestry, and livestock). This amounts to more than 98 million girls and boys.
Work permits and employment of Syrian refugees in Jordan: towards formalising the work of Syrian refugees
The general objective of this assessment is to gain a better understanding of the impact work permits have on the employment of Syrian workers in Jordan. It utilises data gathered from questionnaires and focus group discussions with Syrian workers, with and without permits, to better understand the challenges and opportunities they face.
Towards the right to work: a guidebook for designing IPEP, background and experiences from the Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon
The objective of this guidebook is to provide Lebanese background and experiences from the current context adding to the ILO guidebook for designing innovative Public Employment Programmes. Lebanon is experiencing a growing labour supply and increasing pressure on the labour market as a result of the Syrian refugee crisis.