Factsheets and briefs

2016

  1. Briefing note

    Progress and potential: Better Work Jordan

    28 September 2016

    This brief provides a quick facts and key highlights from an independent impact assessment of the Better Work Jordan programme.

  2. Briefing note

    Decent work for domestic workers: Achievements since the adoption of Convention C189

    14 June 2016

    On 16 June 2011, workers, employers and governments came together to adopt ILO Convention No. 189 on decent work for domestic workers. In the last five years since its adoption, some 70 countries around the world have taken action to advance decent work for domestic workers. These measures represent the first steps in a long path to redress a history of exclusion; making decent work a reality for domestic workers though will require sustained attention to ensure real progress.

  3. Infographics

    Women in Business and Management: Gaining Momentum in the Middle East and North Africa

    27 January 2016

    Data on women in management positions exclusively in the private sector is scarce globally and in the MENA region in particular.

  4. Factsheet

    The ILO in Iraq

    20 January 2016

    This Country Leaflet gives an overview of ILO activities in Iraq. It summarizes the ILO’s history in the country, and outlines the work undertaken by the ILO in cooperation with the government and social partners on a wide range of work and workplace issues.

2015

  1. Brief

    Protecting the rights of migrant domestic workers

    16 July 2015

    This brief on protecting the rights of migrant domestic workers reflects good practices and lessons learned from the Arab Region on the subject.

  2. Briefing note

    The Syrian refugee crisis: Food sector promotion for urban refugees in Egypt Project proposal

    13 May 2015

  3. Briefing note

    The Syrian refugee crisis: Employment-Intensive Infrastructure Investment and Environmental Protection Irbid and Mafraq, Jordan - Concept note

    13 May 2015

  4. Briefing note

    The Syrian refugee crisis: Emergency funding for the ILO response to the influx of Syrian refugees in Turkey - Project proposal

    13 May 2015

  5. Briefing note

    The Syrian refugee crisis: Livelihoods, Employment and Income for Vulnerable People in North Lebanon - Concept note

    13 May 2015

  6. Briefing note

    The Syrian refugee crisis: Tackling child labour among Syrian refugees and their host communities in Lebanon - Project proposal

    13 May 2015

  7. Briefing note

    The Syrian refugee crisis: the ILO's response and proposals

    13 May 2015

  8. Fact Sheet

    ILO Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Jordan

    13 May 2015

    The Syrian refugee crisis embodies one of the largest and most protracted humanitarian emergencies of modern times. Since 2011, the bulk of refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria have found refuge among host communities in neighbouring states.

  9. Briefing note

    Women on Boards - Building the female talent pipeline

    28 April 2015

    Issues Brief from "Reflecting Global Change - ILO/IFC/CBI Conference on Women in Business and Management" - London, 28 April 2015

  10. Briefing Note

    Pay Equity - A key driver of gender equality

    28 April 2015

    Issues Brief from "Reflecting Global Change - ILO/IFC/CBI Conference on Women in Business and Management" - London, 28 April 2015

  11. Briefing note

    Work and Family - Creating a family-friendly workplace

    28 April 2015

    Issues Brief from "Reflecting Global Change - ILO/IFC/CBI Conference on Women in Business and Management" - London, 28 April 2015

  12. Briefing note

    Maternity, paternity at work - Baby steps towards achieving big results

    28 April 2015

    Issues Brief from "Reflecting Global Change - ILO/IFC/CBI Conference on Women in Business and Management" - London, 28 April 2015

  13. Policy brief

    Main findings from a pilot on upgrading informal apprenticeships in Jordan

    23 March 2015

    Upgrading informal apprenticeships has a great potential as a poverty reduction method as it directly targets the main skills training to which the poor have access. It is a step by step process, based on constant negotiations with the employers; i.e. not all improvements in terms of contract, OSH, training contents and working conditions can happen at once, and trust building is as important as the immediate outcomes in the training process.

  14. Briefing note

    Briefing Note: ILO Action on HIV/AIDS in Jordan

    15 January 2015

2014

  1. Briefing note

    Enabling job resilience and protecting decent work conditions in rural communities affected by Syrian refugees crisis in northern Lebanon

    23 October 2014

    The Syrian refugee crisis and the influx of refugees into Lebanon has resulted in various economic and social spill over effects in host communities such as stalled economic activity, loss of income and livelihoods, and shrinking access to public services.

  2. Brochure

    Decent Work for Domestic Workers: Advocating Institutional Reform in the Middle East

    15 August 2014

    In the majority of Arab countries, migrant domestic workers are not covered by the labour law. The overwhelming majority of these workers are women from Asia and Africa who provide labour services in a workplace where rights are not clearly defined by law or in practice.