News

January 2019

  1. “Made in Jordan": EU trade agreement creates opportunities in manufacturing sector

    11 January 2019

    Two ILO projects financed by the European Union and the Kingdom of the Netherlands seek to find ways 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. Promoting the role of Public Notaries in ensuring rights-based employment between employers and migrant domestic workers in Lebanon

    19 December 2018

    The ILO has launched a new partnership with the Public Notaries Council Office in Lebanon, and in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour, to provide training to all public notaries on their role in helping to regulate the domestic work sector.

  2. “Thank you Soma - شكراَ صوما”: ILO documentary explores relationship between migrant domestic workers and Arab youth

    17 December 2018

    On the occasion of International Migrants Day (18 December), the ILO will premiere a new documentary film that aims to change the narrative about migrant domestic workers in the Arab States region.

  3. United Nations Day celebrated in Qatar

    13 December 2018

    United Nations Day has been celebrated for the first time in Qatar, marking the strong relationship between the UN and the State of Qatar.

  4. Kuwait and ILO sign the country’s first Decent Work Programme

    09 December 2018

    The ILO and tripartite partners sign the Programme into force at a ceremony in Kuwait City.

November 2018

  1. Key achievements: FAIRWAY Labour Migration Journalism Fellowship Programme

    30 November 2018

    The fellowship was implemented in partnership with the Ethical Journalism Network, training journalists to report on labour migration in a rights-based and ethical manner.

  2. ILO and Jordan pledge to further promote Decent Work

    21 November 2018

    A new Decent Work Country Programme for Jordan sets the framework for ILO support to the country’s workers, employers and the Government till 2022.

  3. Roads for farmers and jobs for the community

    09 November 2018

    An ILO project has worked to build and rehabilitate agricultural roads to serve farmers in northern Lebanon, while at the same time creating short-term jobs for both the local population as well as displaced Syrians in the area.

  4. Apprenticeship scheme offers Jordanian and Syrian women chance to sell to IKEA

    08 November 2018

    A new ILO-supported sewing and embroidery apprenticeship programme in Jordan aims to boost employment and livelihood opportunities for vulnerable Jordanian and Syrian women.

  5. Skill certification programme improves opportunities of employment for Jordanian and Syrian workers

    08 November 2018

    The ILO in Jordan is working with Syrian refugees and Jordanians, the majority of whom are employed in the construction sector, to boost their employment prospects through its Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) programme.