May 2014

  1. Corporate Social Responsibility and Child Labour

    22 May 2014

    Lebanon builds partnerships to combat child labour through Corportae Social Resposoibility.

  2. The best Mother’s Day gift of all

    09 May 2014

    As many countries mark Mother’s Day on May 11, the ILO is poised to release its report on maternity protection, covering adequate leave, safety rules, discrimination protection and proper nursing breaks.

  3. ILO's Approach to Labour Migration and Human Trafficking in the Middle East

    08 May 2014

    MAGNET is the ILO's regional migration and governance network. It aims to improve the governance and protection of male and female migrant workers in different economic sectors.

April 2014

  1. High risk of child labour for Syrian refugees in Jordan

    15 April 2014

    In response to the Syrian refugee crisis in Jordan, the ILO has identified child labour as a priority issue. Already, the Jordanian Government says that child labour has doubled nationwide - to 60,000 - since the refugee influx began in 2011.

March 2014

  1. Upgrading Apprenticeships: route to Decent Work in Jordan

    27 March 2014

    The ILO project ''Tripartite Action for Youth Employment in Jordan'' works with the government as well as workers' and employers' representatives to tackle youth employment issues in the country. One of the project's components is the upgrading of apprenticeships, which aims at improving practices in the informal sector. The video examines some of the elements of upgrading apprenticeship systems through the piloting of the programme in the auto repair sector.

  2. Syrian Child Labour in Jordan

    25 March 2014

    The ILO response plan to the Syrian refugee crisis in Jordan has identified child labour as a priority. It is estimated there are currently over 580,000 registered Syrian refugees living in Jordan. While around 160,000 refugees live in designated camps, the remaining refugee population has found shelter in host communities in rural and urban areas across Jordan. Many Syrian children are at risk of falling into the trap of child labour - particularly its worst forms. Already, the Jordanian Government says that child labour has doubled nationwide - to 60,000 - since the refugee influx began in 2011.

  3. The Ability Factor: Employing people with disabilities makes good business sense

    14 March 2014

    People with disabilities are the world's largest minority group (1 billion people — 15% of the world's population; of which 785 million are of working age). They face many barriers to employment, including physical, information and attitudinal barriers. Stereotypes and misconceptions prevent them from accessing jobs because these often focus on their disability instead of ability, when in fact they can and do work. This short video aims to raise awareness about the benefits of employing people with disabilities.

February 2014

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    Hearing women's voices

    13 February 2014

    This year’s World Radio Day, on February 13th, highlights gender equality and women’s empowerment in radio. It celebrates the role of women in radio and promotes strategies to produce inclusive content that reflects the issues that concern them.

January 2014

  1. Migrant Domestic Workers: Ensuring Human Rights and Making Decent Work a Reality

    29 January 2014

    This video is a compilation of the voices that were collected from speakers who were in attendance at the side event entitled 'Making Decent Work a Reality for Migrant Domestic Workers' at the UN High Level Dialogue on Migration and Development (HLD). It specifically highlights the key messages of the discussion that took place and the recent launch of the Global Action Programme on Migrant Workers and their Families.

December 2013

  1. Decent work opportunities to poor Jordanian women in Ajloun

    11 December 2013

    In 2011, the Goverment of Jordan adopted a comprehensive ten-year National Employment Strategy that was developed with the assistance of the Internatioanl Labour Organization. Among other things, the strategy calls for increasing Jordanian employment in industries, such as the garment sector, which currently employ a large number of migrant workers. This video highlights the efforts of one factory in a remote area to provide decent work opportunities to poor Jordanian women and the impact in is having on their lives.

October 2013

  1. Labour problems in Qatar "eminently fixable" says ILO

    03 October 2013

    ILO Director General Guy Ryder discussed accusations of forced labour and other labour violations on Qatar's World Cup and other construction sites, saying that while there had been progress to address these issues on paper, implementation is the major problem but an "eminently fixable" one. He went on to say that Qatar has the resources to do the job and that the necessary political will needs to be applied on all sides before more lives are lost on construction sites.

  2. Presentation 1: Labour Administration: Trends, Challenges and Lessons

    02 October 2013

  3. Presentation 2: Arab Labour Market Governance in a Changing Arab Society

    02 October 2013

  4. Collective Bargaining In Jordan's Ready Made Garment Sector

    01 October 2013

    A collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between two apparel employers associations and Jordan’s garment union was signed in May 2013, in an unprecedented step to strengthen their partnership, promote social dialogue and improve the working conditions of some 40,000 workers in the sector.

September 2013

  1. Checkpoint on the road to end child labour, says ILO's Chief

    23 September 2013

    The number of child labourers has declined dramatically from 215 million to 168 million. Despite this progress, the ILO warns that the goal of eliminating the worst forms of child labour may not be reached by 2016. ILO Director General Guy Ryder says The III Global Conference on Child Labour (Brasilia, October 8-10, 2013) is a vitally important moment to take stock of international progress on the Hague Roadmap to end child labour.

August 2013

  1. Towards a child labour-free Jordan

    13 August 2013

    In 2011, Jordan adopted the National Framework to Combat Child Labour. This video tells the story of 14-year-old Nabeel, a former child labourer from Al-Ruseifeh, Zarqa Governorate, who dropped out of school and was working as an auto mechanic. Encouraged to return to school by a team of local authorities, Nabeel has since learned how to read and write. The ILO is providing technical support to government, social partners and civil society on the practical implementation of the National Framework as part of the U.S. Department of Labor funded project "Moving Towards a Child Labour Free Jordan".

  2. Jordan's Garment Industry: Migrating to Better Work

    08 August 2013

    A look at how Better Work is being implemented in Jordan, and the positive effect it is having on garment industry workers in that country.

June 2013

  1. Child Labour in Lebanon 2013

    13 June 2013

    Interview in the program "Good Morning Arabs" on MBC on Child Labour in Lebanon on the occassion of World Day Against Child Labour 2013

May 2013

  1. Towards equal pay for work of equal value in Jordan

    22 May 2013

    A study by the National Steering Committee on Pay Equity (NSCPE) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) on pay discrimination in private schools and universities in Jordan has found a stark pay gap between women and men and put forward legal amendments to promote equal remuneration for all workers.This video presents a real life case of a teacher who left the private education sector due to issues of gender pay discrimination which she faced.

April 2013

  1. Tricked and Trapped in Forced Labour

    12 April 2013

    ILO estimates 600,000 forced labour victims in the Middle East