23 January 2020
Migrant and national garment workers and a garment factory manager in Jordan share their perspectives on the role and significance of the ILO and the future of work. Since 2009, Better Work has joined forces with workers, employers and the government in Jordan to improve working conditions and boost the competitiveness of the garment industry.
05 November 2019
CNN International interviews Michelle Leighton, Chief of the ILO's Labour Migration Branch to discuss what can be done to better protect migrant workers from human trafficking and forced labour.
06 October 2019
Under the framework of the ILO/UNDP/UNICEF project, entitled “Employment and Peacebuilding: Building Bridges Amongst ‘Youth at Risk’ in Lebanon” funded by the Peacebuilding Fund, the ILO provided Lebanese and Syrian refugee youth with non-financial and financial support for the establishment of Lebanese-Syrian joint-income generating initiatives as a way to create employment opportunities and decrease tension among host communities and Syrian refugees.
13 June 2019
This year’s celebration of World Day Against Child Labour promotes the theme, “Children Should Work on their Dreams, not in the Fields!” Child Labour is a key concern in Jordan’s agricultural sector, where 82 per cent of farmers recently surveyed by the ILO indicated that children under the age of 15 were working in their operation.
31 May 2019
Syrian refugee, Muhammed Najjar, arrived in Turkey with his family, not knowing the language or having the means to earn an income. After taking part in the ILO’s Workplace Adaptation programme, not only does he have a job, he’s also been able to integrate into the Turkish community which is now his home.
23 May 2019
Boshra Shaal is one of thousands of Syrian refugees in Turkey who have taken part in vocational training and Turkish language courses run by the ILO, in cooperation with local partners. The training has helped her realise her dream of becoming a chef.
22 May 2019
09 May 2019
The first ILO/CEPR/IGC/GSEM Conference on Labour Markets in Developing Countries will be held in Geneva from 9-10 May 2019 at the headquarters of the ILO. The Conference is jointly organised by CEPR, IGC, ILO and the Institute of Economics and Econometrics at the GSEM-University of Geneva.
The story of Muhammed Najjar, who works at an enterprise benefiting from the Workplace Adaptation Programme carried out by the ILO
07 May 2019
ILO Workplace Adaptation Programme aims to help ensure and enhance labour peace and contribute to an efficient and peaceful working environment in unity and solidarity through trainings on promoting the adaptation of Syrian and Turkish workers working at the same workplace and eliminating prejudice. More than 150 Syrian and Turkish workers at 16 firms located in Adana, Mersin and Gaziantep have benefited from ILO's Workplace Adaptation Programme.
The story of Boshra Shaal, who participated in the vocational training courses carried out by the ILO and was then referred to the apprenticeship training
07 May 2019
Boshra is only one of thousands of Syrians who participated in the vocational trainings and Turkish language courses carried out by the ILO in cooperation with the local partners. In cooperation with Chambers of Tradesmen and Craftsmen and Vocational Training Centres, ILO supports the access of Syrians to apprenticeship programmes by informing enterprises and Syrians about the apprenticeship system and by establishing linkages between vocational training centres and the private sector.