May 2019

  1. Qatar Workers Fun Run 2019

    12 May 2019

  2. SafeJam Qatar 2019

    12 May 2019

  3. Advancing decent work and better living conditions for workers in Jordan’s agricultural sector

    09 May 2019

    Representatives from the ILO and the Kingdom of the Netherlands visited a makeshift camp in the northern city of Ramtha to examine some of the interventions that are being implemented under an ILO project aimed at improving working and living conditions for workers in the agricultural sector.

  4. The story of Muhammed Najjar, who works at an enterprise benefiting from the Workplace Adaptation Programme carried out by the ILO

    07 May 2019

    ILO Workplace Adaptation Programme aims to help ensure and enhance labour peace and contribute to an efficient and peaceful working environment in unity and solidarity through trainings on promoting the adaptation of Syrian and Turkish workers working at the same workplace and eliminating prejudice. More than 150 Syrian and Turkish workers at 16 firms located in Adana, Mersin and Gaziantep have benefited from ILO's Workplace Adaptation Programme.

  5. The story of Boshra Shaal, who participated in the vocational training courses carried out by the ILO and was then referred to the apprenticeship training

    07 May 2019

    Boshra is only one of thousands of Syrians who participated in the vocational trainings and Turkish language courses carried out by the ILO in cooperation with the local partners. In cooperation with Chambers of Tradesmen and Craftsmen and Vocational Training Centres, ILO supports the access of Syrians to apprenticeship programmes by informing enterprises and Syrians about the apprenticeship system and by establishing linkages between vocational training centres and the private sector.

April 2019

  1. Promoting a decent work approach to crisis response and recovery: A South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) initiative between Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Iraq

    19 April 2019

    Government, employers’ and workers’ representatives from across Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan and Turkey have come together in Jordan to exchange views and experiences on achievements made and challenges faced in addressing the employment and livelihoods needs of Syrian refugees and members of their host countries in the region.

March 2019

  1. Advancing social justice, promoting decent work in Jordan - Video

    30 March 2019

    Jordan has a long history of collaboration with the ILO. It has strived, through the common commitments of the Government, workers' and employers' organisations, to promote decent work, social justice and equity in the Kingdom.

February 2019

  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.

January 2019

  1. How can trade help create decent jobs?

    11 January 2019

    ILO projects, financed by the European Union and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, seek to boost employment for Syrian refugees and Jordanians and increase Jordanian manufacturing exports to the European market as part of the implementation of the Jordan-EU Agreement on the relaxation of the “rules of origin.”

December 2018

  1. 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.

  2. Decent Work for women and men in Lebanon through the ILO’s EIIP programme

    12 December 2018

    In Lebanon’s Beqaa Valley, workers are digging into the rich, orange earth to build a 25 kilometre irrigation channel, as part of the ILO’s Employment Intensive Infrastructure Programme in Lebanon. Unusually, several of the construction workers are women.

November 2018

  1. Working from home, Jordanian and Syrian women offered a chance to sell to IKEA

    08 November 2018

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Jordan River Foundation (JRF) have joined forces to help Syrian refugee and Jordanian women find employment, including opportunities to produce and sell items to IKEA.

  2. Certification programme improves opportunities of employment for Jordanian and Syrian workers

    08 November 2018

    An ILO-supported programme which assesses and formally recognises the skills and expertise that a person has gained while working, often in the informal economy, is improving employment chances for Jordanians and Syrian refugees in Jordan.

October 2018

  1. Inadequate employment conditions persist in Jordan’s agricultural sector

    04 October 2018

    A new ILO study has identified persistent deficits in decent work and employment conditions for workers in Jordan’s agricultural sector. A large number of the workers are migrant workers and Syrian refugees.

August 2018

  1. ILO mosaics training opens doors for disabled Syrian refugees and Jordanians

    05 August 2018

    ILO training programme aims to help young women and men enhance their skills and boost their employability.

June 2018

  1. ILO, EU delegation visits employment centre for Jordanian and Syrian jobseekers

    20 June 2018

    The new centre is one of five EU-funded offices, being set up by the ILO with the Jordanian Government, to help connect Jordanian and Syrian job seekers with employers.

  2. Lebanon’s choir against child labour

    04 June 2018

    Lebanon has a new children’s choir – but this is a choir with a difference. All its members have, at some point in their lives, engaged in child labour – some in its worst and most hazardous forms.

March 2018

  1. A new chance at employment for Syrian refugees in Jordan

    19 March 2018

    Syrians forced to leave their country because of the war, now living in refugee camps in Jordan, have a new chance at employment. It's thanks to a job fair at an ILO employment centre for refugees, funded by the European Union.

  2. The future of care economy in the Arab States

    05 March 2018

    Throughout the course of our lives, every one of us will rely on the care of others. As the world’s population grows, and as it ages, so will the demand for care, including childhood education, social work, domestic work, healthcare services, disability care and long-term care for the elderly. The future care economy of the Arab States can generate more decent jobs, enable more women to join the workforce, and better protect the working conditions of care workers, including migrant workers.

February 2018

  1. Know your rights as a working mother

    14 February 2018

    Huda is pregnant, but she is worried about how that will affect her job. Sahar helps her understand her rights as a working mother. If certain conditions are in place, the school where she works must establish a nursery for the children of its employees, and she is entitled to one hour of breastfeeding daily.