ILO response to Syrian refugee crisis
The fertility of the land in northern Lebanon is legendary. But beneath the tranquillity, there's a crisis. It's just two miles from the Syrian border – and one of the world's most devastating civil wars. The effect on local Lebanese farmers has been profound. The ILO has launched crucial interventions to support the host-community farmers who have been most affected by the Syrian crisis.
World Employment and Social Outlook 2015
Waged employment on the rise in the Middle East and North Africa but youth and women see further job losses
The International Labour Organization’s (ILO)’s annual World Employment and Social Outlook 2015 report shows that while waged and salaried employment is on the rise, youth and women in the Middle East and North Africa continue to suffer from a lack of decent work opportunities.
Syrian refugee crisis
Informally employed Syrian refugees, working under harsh conditions, further strain Jordanian labour market
A new joint report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Institute for Applied International Studies (Fafo) has found the arrival of Syrian refugees in Jordan has increased unemployment in areas in which they are highly concentrated and increased competition in some sectors as well as added to the informality of the labour market.
Arab Labour Conference
ILO Director-General Guy Ryder urged the region’s leaders to tackle unemployment, respond to globalization challenges, strengthen the private sector and engage in effective social dialogue at the Arab Labour Conference in Kuwait.
Decent work for domestic workers
The two-day workshop brings together officials and social workers from Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon and Bahrain to discuss global best practices to monitor domestic work as well as devise strategies to implement country-specific reforms
Child Labour Survey
The survey will be a successor to the Jordan Child Labour Survey implemented by the Department of Statistics of Jordan in 2007-2008.
ILO, training providers, employers and workers organisations meet to discuss the development of a national apprenticeships model for the country.
A background paper to frame the interface between the youth employment challenge and the national migration policy.
The study provides the Government of Lebanon and non-governmental organizations with evidence-based research on the magnitude and profile of children living or working in the streets of Lebanon, and their socioeconomic situation.
This manual contains the minimum requirements for skills testing and certification processes in Jordan. It does not constitute an academic curriculum on assessment methods but is expected to be used as a core reference by test developers and assessors and all those concerned with skills testing in the country, at least for the first three occupational levels.