Jordan is a "young" country; 61.5% of its population is under 30. But Jordan's young people face a difficult task finding work. More than half of them are unemployed. Part of the reason is a mismatch between what young people learn in school and the available jobs in the labour market. There is a new program trying to give Jordan's young people the skills they need to compete successfully for the jobs that are available.
"Political empowerment goes hand in hand with economic and social empowerment. Making progress in implementing indigenous peoples’ rights at the national level will to a large extent depend on whether effective mechanisms for consultation and participation of indigenous peoples are in place", said ILO Director-General at the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples.
ILO Director-General and UNFCCC Executive-Director argue that world leaders meeting at the UN Climate Summit in New York can deliver a safer, healthier, and more prosperous world that provides millions of decent work opportunities.
Healthcare workers infected with the Ebola virus in Western Africa underscore the risks posed by all workers who come in to contact with the disease. The ILO and WHO have issued joint briefing note for employers and workers on Ebola, providing guidance on preventing the virus in the workplace.