June 2020

  1. Book launch: Still Work Work to be Done...

    19 June 2020

    In this book, Luc Cortebeeck explains the essential role to be played by the International Labour Organization to achieve Social Justice and Decent Work across the world. As former chairperson of the ILO Governing Body, Luc Cortebeeck shares also his expectations vis-à-vis the ILO and its constituents to build the post-coronavirus world...

  2. © Jean‐Pierre Pellissier / ILO 2021

    COVID 19 Pandemic: Stimulating the Economy Recovery and Jobs

    18 June 2020

    The ILO policy framework is hinged on four key pillars in tackling the COVID-19 crisis on the basis of International Labour Standards. What can trade unions do to implement the pillar on stimulating the economy and jobs?Learn more here...

  3. ILO supports Jordan’s agricultural sector during COVID-19 pandemic

    15 June 2020

    As part of its COVID-19 response in Jordan, the ILO is working with labour committees and farm owners to raise awareness and protect agricultural workers.

  4. Covid-19 Prevention mitigation measures: Ten Action Points for Trade Unions

    10 June 2020

    Across the globe, Governments are now confronted with the major challenge of putting in place appropriate exit strategies to come out of COVID-19 pandemic.What is the role of trade unions during lockdowns, shutdowns and re-opening? Learn more here...

May 2020

  1. COVID-19 Pandemic: Youth and Trade unions in digital work

    26 May 2020

    Since 2000, the development of technologies has seen an increase in the number of digital work and digital labour platforms in both developing and developed countries. At the same, with the onset of Covid-19 pandemic and the numerous restrictive lockdown measures, many organizations have resorted to teleworking, which is a form of digital work.

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    COVID-19 and the ILO Recommendation 205

    19 May 2020

    The ILO Recommendation No 205 on Employment and Decent Work for Peace and Resilience, adopted in 2017 (R205) deals with crises arising from both conflicts and disasters and it is very topical as it gives guidance for situation such as the one we are facing now with COVID-19.

  3. Impact of COVID -19 on vulnerable workers in Jordan

    01 May 2020

    ILO assessment highlights vulnerabilities of informally employed workers as a result of lockdown measures aimed to contain the COVID-19 virus in Jordan.

April 2020

  1. Protecting Workers in the Informal Economy during COVID-19 Pandemic

    30 April 2020

    The global Coronavirus pandemic is profoundly affecting the world of work.What do workers in the informal need and how can policy makers protect their lives and livelihoods? Learn more here...

  2. Safety & Health everyone's responsibility - English

    28 April 2020

  3. Global impact and response to the COVID-19 pandemic

    23 April 2020

    Presentation of the Director-General on the global impact and response to the COVID-19 pandemic, presented at the G20 extraordinary Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting (LEMM) (23 April, virtual meeting).

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    COVID-19: What role for Workers' Organizations?

    17 April 2020

    The COVID-19 outbreak is the most severe crisis facing the world since the Second World War. It is not just a public health issue, but causing massive disruptions in the world of work. Workers’ organizations have a crucial role in combating the outbreak. Discover how...​

  5. COVID-19 and Jordan's Agriculture Sector: Staying Safe

    14 April 2020

    Despite a lockdown that has hampered most economic activity, Jordan’s vital agricultural sector remains busy ensuring the country’s food supply is not disrupted. Farm workers have told the ILO about the safety measures they are taking to protect themselves and others during the coronavirus outbreak.

  6. Existing data and data gaps around women in leadership positions in the private sector

    08 April 2020

    Presentation prepared for the Empowerment and Progression of Women's Economic Representation (EMPOWER) meeting under the Saudi G20 Presidency (virtual meeting, 9 April 2020)

  7. Helping Disadvantaged Youth: Progress and Policy Action towards the Antalya G20 Youth Goal

    08 April 2020

    Presentation prepared for the 2nd Employment Working Group (EWG) meeting under the Saudi G20 Presidency (virtual meeting, 8 April 2020)

  8. Ensuring better social protection for self-employed workers

    08 April 2020

    Presentation on social protection for self-employed workers in G20 countries presented at the 2nd Employment Working Group (EWG) meeting under the Saudi G20 Presidency (virtual meeting, 8 April 2020)

March 2020

  1. International Women's Day: Working Women in Jordan 

    06 March 2020

    In tribute to women’s contributions to the world of work, the ILO has asked women in Jordan what they like most about their jobs. 

  2. ILO Baghdad office: context and priorities

    04 March 2020

    Following an agreement with the Iraqi authorities, an ILO programme implementation office has opened in Baghdad in March 2020 to respond to the needs of constituents and partners in the country. In this interview, ILO Deputy Regional Director for the Arab States Frank Hagemann and Senior Crisis Response Specialist Maha Kattaa - who who took up the role of Programme Coordinator in Iraq - explain the context for this decision and share some of the priorities for the new office.

February 2020

  1. Youth Employment in Changing Labour Markets

    06 February 2020

    Presentation on "Youth Employment in Changing Labour Markets" in G20 countries presented at the 1st Employment Working Group (EWG) meeting under the Saudi G20 Presidency (Jeddah, 4-6 February 2020)

  2. G20 Recent employment trends 2020

    06 February 2020

    Presentation of recent employment trends for G20 countries presented at the 1st Employment Working Group (EWG) meeting under the Saudi G20 Presidency (Jeddah, 4-6 February 2020)

January 2020

  1. ILO mobile work permit units: connecting workers with employment services

    20 January 2020

    Many workers in agriculture and construction in Jordan work in remote locations and have few transportation options. This prevents them from accessing much-needed employment services and support. The ILO and partners have launched mobile work permit units bringing these services closer to the workers themselves.