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  1. Reporting Labour Statistics to the ILO for better SDG monitoring in Arab States

    18 February 2019

    An ILO-led workshop held in Amman, Jordan, focused on strengthening the capacities and promoting peer-to-peer learning amongst Arab countries with regards to statistical methods and sources to compile datasets relevant to the decent work.

  2. ILO launches first of its kind employment platform that targets both Syrian refugees and Jordanians

    14 February 2019

    The new service aims to boost job matching and training opportunities for both Jordanian and Syrian workers and job-seekers from across different sectors. 

Multimedia

  1. Employment Counselling System in Jordan - Video

    13 February 2019

    This video is designed to guide job seekers and workers, as well as employers across Jordan on how to effectively make use of a new on-line job counselling system aimed at boosting job matching and training across different sectors in Jordan. The system, which is the first of its kind to target Syrian workers, is also available to Jordanian workers.

  2. New ILO documentary challenges common perceptions about migrant domestic workers

    18 December 2018

    Like millions of others, Soma, now 57, left her home, friends and young children to become a domestic worker and provide for her family. Some 30 years later, she travelled to her home village in Sri Lanka with Nour, the 24-year-old Lebanese woman she helped raise.

Statements and speeches

  1. World Day of Social Justice

    19 February 2019

    In a statement marking World Day of Social Justice, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder says decent work is key to achieving sustainable development and social justice, itself a foundation of lasting peace.

  2. Work for a Brighter Future

    11 February 2019

    In a speech to the seventh World Government Summit, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder stressed the need for people to design the future of work they want. He identified three areas for investment: people and their capabilities; institutions; and jobs of the future, and said that the private sector’s productive capacities, resources and potential needed to be harnessed for the future of work agenda.

Articles and features

  1. “Thank you Soma”: ILO documentary explores relationship between migrant domestic workers and Arab youth

    18 December 2018

    On the occasion of International Migrants Day, the ILO premieres a new documentary that aims to challenge common perceptions about migrant domestic workers.

  2. Working together in Lebanon

    12 December 2018

    Women and men, Syrian refugees and host communities work alongside each other building an irrigation channel as part of an ILO project in Lebanon’s Beqaa Valley.