Factsheets and briefs


  1. Briefing note

    ILO Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Jordan

    21 November 2013

    The ILO has developed its own development-focused strategy to respond to the crisis in Jordan.

  2. Fact Sheet

    Child Labour in Lebanon

    07 October 2013

    Action against child labour in Lebanon dates back to 2000 when the International Labour Organization and the Goverment of Lebanon signed an agreement to work towards its elimination.

  3. Collective Bargaining

    The Role of Better Work Jordan

    30 September 2013

    Better Work Jordan – a joint initiative between the ILO and the International Finance Corporation – introduced the idea of a collective bargaining agreement to the employers and the garment union in early 2012.

  4. Collective Bargaining

    The Collective Bargaining Agreement: A Brief History

    30 September 2013

    2008 – In efforts to promote labour management relations and improve social dialogue in the sector, Better Work Jordan helped to establish Performance Improvement Consultative Committees (PICCs) in factories participating in the programme. These committees, which have now spread to two-thirds of the 60 factories currently participating in the programme, consist of both management and union representatives and are responsible for developing and implementing the improvement activities of factories.

  5. Collective Bargaining

    Benefits of the Collective Bargaining Agreement

    30 September 2013

    The agreement aims to improve the working and living conditions of tends of thousands of workers and their families, and to reduce the incidence of industrial action by establishing mechanisms to resolve labour disputes.

  6. Collective Bargaining

    A Collective Bargaining Agreement for Jordan's Ready Made Garment Sector

    30 September 2013

    The agreement, which will affect 55,000 workers, 40,000 of whom work in the export sector, is one of the most comprehensive collective bargaining agreements to be found in Jordan and in the apparel sector globally. It is a significant step for the garment sector in Jordan, and will play a major role in strengthening worker representation, social dialogue and industrial relations.

  7. Collective Bargaining

    Overview of Jordan's Ready Made Garment Sector

    30 September 2013

    Jordan has experienced rapid growth in the apparel industry in recent years, which accounts for nearly 17 percent of the country’s total exports. Apparel exports, mostly to the United States, reached a record high of USD 1.2 billion in 2012.

  8. Collective Bargaining

    Facts about the Collective Bargaining Agreement for the Ready Made Garment Sector in Jordan

    30 September 2013

    The collective bargaining agreement, which will affect more than 55,000 workers, is one of the most comprehensive of its kind in Jordan and in the apparel sector globally.

  9. Briefing note

    Jordan Legal Brief 130513

    31 May 2013

  10. Briefing note

    Closing the Gender Pay Gap Symposium

    31 May 2013

  11. Briefing note

    Jordan Education Briefing

    31 May 2013

    Towards Pay Equity: A study on the gender pay gap in the private education sector in Jordan

  12. Issue brief

    Towards Pay Equity: A Legal Review of Jordanian National Legislation

    19 May 2013

    To respond to the need to better address the pay gap between women and men in the labour market in Jordan, the Jordanian National Steering Committee for Pay Equity (NSCPE) with support from the International Labour Organization (ILO) conducted a review of national legislation in 2013.

  13. Issue brief

    Towards Pay Equity: A study on the gender pay gap in the private education sector in Jordan

    19 May 2013

    In order to provide substantive evidence on the pay gap in the private education sector (schools and universities), the International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with the National Steering Committee for Pay Equity (NSCPE) commissioned an in-depth study which also defines the causes of the pay gap and provides ecommendations on the way forward.

  14. Policy brief

    HIV and World of Work: Legislating to mitigate HIV/AIDS at work in Jordan

    07 April 2013

    This policy brief is based on the findings of research conduced by the ILO in 2011-2012 on the extent to which Jordanian legislation and practices conform to international standards pertaining to HIV/AIDS and the world of work.

  15. Fact Sheet

    Women's Participation in the Palestinian Labour Force: 2010-2011

    01 April 2013

    This fact sheet presents an overview of women’s employment status in terms of labour force participation, unemployment and terms and conditions of employment in the occupied Palestinian territory.

  16. Policy brief

    Gender-Based Violence in the Workplace: An overview from the occupied Palestinian territory

    01 April 2013

    In 2011, the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics conducted a study in the occupied Palestinian territory on gender-based violence (GBV) in the workplace in partnership with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Institute of Women Studies at Birzeit University.

  17. Factsheet

    Strategic Objectives for Decent Work Agenda

    01 February 2013

    The ILO Regional Office for Arab states works to foster social justice with decent work opportunities through sustainable enterprises, higher productivity and growth with equity.


  1. Action brief

    ILO’s Training on Photography with Palestinian Women in oPt

    06 December 2012

    Based on follow up consultative meetings with ILO constituents and other national stakeholders, ILO, GIZ and UNRWA singed a MoU in December 2010 to conduct a skills development training course on "Women’s Gainful Employment Through Skills in Photography".

  2. Action brief

    ILO Initiatives on Promoting Women’s Participation in Cooperatives in oPt

    06 December 2012

    Despite the relatively long history of the Palestinian cooperative movement, women’s participation in cooperatives remains low.

  3. Action brief

    ILO's Training with Palestinian Women Engineers in Gaza

    06 December 2012

    A skills training course for the unemployed Palestinian women engineers in the construction sector in the Gaza Strip was planned.