Flexible working hours are among the measures that can help boost employment of Syrian and Jordanian women in the sweets-making industry in Jordan.
ILO ready to face world of work challenges resulting from crisis, labour migration and green transition
The International Labour Organization held its annual Conference in Geneva from June 5-16, 2017. Worker, employer and government delegates from the ILO's 187 member States tackled a wide range of issues, including labour migration, occupational safety and health, climate change and women in the world of work. Conference shows that the ILO is ready and able to update its standards, making them robust and relevant.
Conflicts and disasters have a devastating impact on people’s lives. They push millions of children into child labour or into the hands of traffickers. Working together, we can accelerate action to end child labour in areas affected by conflicts and disasters.
New ILO report reveals situation of Jordanians, migrant workers and Syrian refugees in Jordan’s labour market
The ILO released an in-depth report which lays out potential solutions to the diverse and complex challenges facing three competing groups in Jordan’s strained labour market: Jordanians, migrants and Syrian refugees.
Call for proposals
Closing date: 26 June 2017 at 17:00 Beirut time.
Closing date: 10 July 2017.
As part of ILO’s partnership with IFAD, the IFAD financed project “Strengthening gender monitoring and evaluation in rural employment in the Near East and North Africa”, an executive course on evaluating labour market programmes is being offered. The five-day course covers cutting edge techniques for evaluation and results based management for active labour market programmes with a particular focus on measuring gender outcomes in rural employment.
22 June 2017
The Memorandum of Understanding for issuing more work permits for Syrian refugees working in the construction sector was reached with the support and coordination of the ILO.
20 June 2017
Report looks at three competing groups in Jordan’s strained labour market - Jordanians, migrants and Syrian refugees – and possible solutions to resulting political challenges.
A Challenging Market Becomes More Challenging: Jordanian Workers, Migrant Workers and Refugees in the Jordanian Labour Market
The entry of Syrians into the Jordanian labour market has exacerbated an already challenging situation. There are now three distinct groups of workers in Jordan: Jordanians, migrant workers and Syrian refugees.
Reforming migrant worker visa-sponsorship schemes in the Middle East can benefit the economies of receiving countries as well as the migrant workers themselves.
Labour market transitions of young women and men in the Occupied Palestinian Territory: Results of the 2015 school-to-work transition survey
This report presents the highlights of the 2015 School-to-work Transition Survey (SWTS) run together with the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics within the framework of the ILO Work4Youth Project.