February 2016

  1. Including jobs and livelihoods in Syria Donor Conference encouraging, says ILO

    03 February 2016

    By including jobs, livelihoods and education in its agenda, the Syria Donor Conference in London will help address urgent developmental as well as humanitarian needs, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder tells the Associated Press. (Begins at 2:56)

January 2016

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    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder: Decent Work key to helping Syria refugees and host communities

    29 January 2016

    Creating jobs and boosting livelihoods for both refugees and local communities in host countries is vital for the success of the global response to the Syria refugee crisis, said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder during his first official visit to Jordan, host to hundreds of thousands of Syria refugees (subtitles in English and Arabic are available in closed caption).

  2. Gaza fishers gain new skills and greater hope for future employment

    14 January 2016

    An ILO training initiative gives a group of young Gaza fishers, beleaguered by severe restrictions on movement and trade, a chance to learn new skills and increase their chances of employment.

December 2015

  1. Livelihoods festival promotes ties between Syrian refugees and Jordanian host communities

    09 December 2015

    The ILO, through its "Enhancing job opportunities and livelihoods in host communities” project, supported a two-day festival in the Northern city of Ramtha in Jordan, designed to promote home-based businesses for both Syrian and Jordanian families. It is one of a series of similar events being supported by the ILO, as part of the UN agency’s wider efforts to enhance employment opportunities and livelihoods in communities straining to cope with the influx of large numbers of refugees in the region.

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    ILO “Business Game” and the Palestinian entrepreneurs

    04 December 2015

    The International Labour Organization (ILO), in coordination with the Sharek Youth Forum, brought together a group of 18 Palestinian students from various colleges in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) to take part in the ILO’s Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) “business game.” The game was conducted in the West Bank city of Ramallah in front of well-known community leaders and 60 other students who watched the proceedings with enthusiasm.

  3. Introduction to an ILO livelihoods project

    03 December 2015

    Chief Technical Advisor for the Enabling Job Resilience and Protecting Decent Work Conditions in Rural Communities Affected by the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Northern Lebanon project, Annabella Skof, speaks about the project's work and approach.

November 2015

  1. Why is reporting fairly on migration so important?

    25 November 2015

    In the following series of videos, media professionals, human rights activists and trade unionists, share their views on the most critical aspects of communicating on labour migration.

October 2015

  1. Developing skills to achieve decent work

    28 October 2015

    The ILO launched reports on skills needs in two key sectors of Jordan’s economy. The reports, by the ILO’s Skills for Trade and Economic Diversification (STED) in Jordan project, shed light on the situation of the Jordanian pharmaceutical sector and the food processing and beverage sector from a skills and labour market perspective. This video examines some of the challenges the two sectors are facing in terms of skills mismatch and looks at how the ILO intervention could help narrow some of the existing gaps.

  2. ILO tackles child labour in agriculture in Lebanon

    27 October 2015

    An ILO “training of trainers” workshop took child labour practitioners to the heart of the fertile Beqaa Valley, to witness first-hand some of the hazards of child labour in agriculture.

  3. The World of Work Today

    07 October 2015

    "Decent work and inclusive growth" is one of the goals of the UN's 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. But what is the state of decent work in the world today? ILO Director-General Guy Ryder takes the measure of Decent Work in a world buffeted by profound change and growing inequality.

  4. Towards a fairer workplace: The fight to end gender-based discrimination in Jordan’s labour market

    07 October 2015

    Jordan’s National Committee on Pay Equity and the International Labour Organization (ILO) are working together to tackle gender-based discrimination in the workplace, where women often receive less wages and benefits than their male counterparts for carrying out the same job. Some of these women have decided to share their experiences in the workplace.

  5. Fighting for pay equity in Jordan's private education sector

    05 October 2015

    In 2011, the Ministry of Labor in Jordan and the Jordanian National Commission for Women (JNCW) joined forces with the International Labour Organization (ILO) to launch the National Committee for Pay Equity (NCPE) to address gender-based discrimination in the workplace. Part of this work includes the launch of “Stand up with Teachers’’ campaign in Irbid in 2015 to end gender based pay discrimination and unfair working conditions in the private education sector.

September 2015

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    Why is quality education critical in tackling child labour?

    07 September 2015

    This year’s World Day against Child Labour highlighted the key role that education can play in tackling child labour. The following stories from child labourers in Jordan show why getting children out of work and into the classroom can make a huge difference to their future.

August 2015

  1. A centre for migrant workers in Jordan

    19 August 2015

    Tens of thousands of migrants work in Jordan's fast-growing garment sector, but many of them face difficult living and working conditions. The ILO is working to change that, and has established a workers' center in Jordan's largest industrial zone. (Closed Captions available)

July 2015

  1. Working together against trafficking in persons

    28 July 2015

    "21 million of the most vulnerable workers have been tricked and trapped into forced labour. We cannot stop until we get every single one of them out of forced labour and into Decent Work," said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder in a joint message by the Inter-agency Coordination Group against Trafficking in Persons to mark the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, 30 July 2015. (Closed Captions available)

June 2015

  1. Signing up to end modern slavery

    01 June 2015

    ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, was joined by delegates to the International Labour Conference, in signing a signature panel symbolizing support for the 50 for Freedom campaign to end modern slavery. The campaign has the goal of encouraging 50 member States to ratify, by 2018, the Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention.

  2. Signing up to end modern slavery

    01 June 2015

    ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, was joined by delegates to the International Labour Conference, in signing a signature panel symbolizing support for the 50 for Freedom campaign to end modern slavery. The campaign has the goal of encouraging 50 member States to ratify, by 2018, the Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention. (Closed Captions available)

  3. The ILO must lead on the future of work

    01 June 2015

    The ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, called for a global initiative on the future of work led by the ILO's tripartite constituents. Addressing delegates at the 104th International Labour Conference, he also outlined an agenda that includes a proposed international labour standard on the transition from the informal to formal economy.

May 2015

  1. ILO helps Lebanese farming communities hosting Syrian refugees

    25 May 2015

    The ILO has partnered with the local economic development agency in Lebanon’s Northern Akkar region to identify the causes of farmers difficulties that stem from the Syrian refugee crisis, implement solutions to increase their access to markets and upgrade agricultural value chains. "Please click on the"cc" button on the bar below the video for English subtitles".

  2. Helping communities cope: Jordan and the Syrian Refugee Crisis

    18 May 2015

    An International Labour Organization survey on the impact of the influx of Syrian refugees on the Jordanian labour market found that unemployment has increased among both Syrian refugees and Jordanians since 2011. As well as straining Jordan’s limited resources and infrastructure, the arrival of the refugees also increased competition for already scarce jobs and forced more children into tiring and potentially hazardous work.