May 2013

  1. Work Permits and Qualifications in the Construction Sector in Jordan

    21 - 22 May 2013

    A two-day consultative meeting of key stakeholders to discuss ways of improving work permits and qualifications for migrant workers in Jordan’s construction industry.

  2. Role of Trade Unions in combating Child Labour

    20 - 21 May 2013

    Workshop to build capacity, raise awareness, and ensure effective engagement of the Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions in combating child labour.

  3. Towards Closing the Gender Pay Gap

    19 May 2013

    Launch of an in-depth study on the gender pay gap in Jordan's private education sector and the recommendations of a review of national legislation

  4. Diplomatic missions seek to better protect migrant domestic workers' rights

    17 May 2013

    A meeting to discuss challenges and opportunities facing migrant domestic workers at the level of recruitment process, and understanding the role of the embassies and labour offices in assisting the workers in grievance procedures.

  5. Roundtable: Iraqi Labour Force

    15 - 16 May 2013

    A two-day workshop to review the recent Iraqi Knowledge Network Household (IKN) labour force report.

April 2013

  1. Palestinian Healthcare in Lebanon: Financial and Legal Challenges

    19 April 2013

    A preliminary financial assessment on the cost of providing healthcare coverage under the Social Security Fund for Palestinian refugees working in the formal economy in addition to the proposals for legal amendments relating to social security will be presented and discussed in an expert meeting on 19 April 2013.

  2. Better Work Jordan - 5th International Buyers’ Forum

    17 April 2013

    This one-day event will be the fifth annual International Buyers' Forum for Better Work Jordan, which is part of the ILO-International Finance Corporation's Better Work global programme.

  3. Rethinking informal Economy in the Arab Region: a Human Rights-Based Approach

    16 - 18 April 2013

    The three-day workshop is an ILO - UN Development Group collaboration towards improving social and economic rights in the Arab region. While countries are looking at sound socio-economic policies that take into consideration the evolving situation in the region, the ILO and UNDP believe there is a need to keep high on the agenda the issue of informal economy.

  4. 40th Session of the Arab Labor Conference

    15 - 22 April 2013

    ILO Director General Mr. Guy Ryder and ILO Regional Director for Arab States Ms. Nada al-Nashif at the Arab Labor Conference.

  5. Regional Tripartite Conference to Combat Human Trafficking

    9 - 10 April 2013

    A two-day regional tripartite conference on ways to combat human trafficking in the Middle East and to present the findings of an ILO research project that maps human trafficking across the region.