Articles and features

  1. ILO’s Know About Business programme conducts ground-breaking activities across Arab States region

    24 July 2017

    Entrepreneurship education promoted in the Arab Region through a number of capacity building workshops targeting technical and vocational education teachers using the ILO Know About Business Programme (KAB).

  2. High female education and low labour participation rates: IFAD and ILO tackle the “MENA gender paradox”

    19 July 2017

    Issue explored at policy forum facilitated by a grant-funded project on gender monitoring and evaluation in the Near East and North Africa.

  3. First women-only plumbers’ cooperative in Jordan

    12 June 2017

    Women plumbers’ cooperative in Jordan provides plumbing and repair services to households while also raising awareness among Jordanian women to improve water and energy management in their homes.

  4. Syrian and Jordanian women find sweet success in training and employment project

    30 May 2017

    Flexible working hours are among the measures that can help boost employment of Syrian and Jordanian women in the sweets-making industry in Jordan.

  5. Better skills and more formal employment for Syrian refugees

    29 November 2016

    A new ILO project supporting the objectives of the London Syria conference aims to build skills and formalize employment status among Syrian refugees in Jordan’s construction and agricultural sectors, and improve job prospects for Jordanians in local communities hosting the refugees.

  6. On-site nurseries: helping Jordanian mothers at work

    11 November 2016

    Better Work Jordan and local stakeholders are calling for the creation of workplace nurseries to help mothers continue their careers amid a challenging environment that prevents more women from joining the job market.

  7. © Tabitha Ross 2017

    Refugee crisis: Child Labour in agriculture on the rise in Lebanon

    12 July 2016

    Host to hundreds of thousands of refugees who have fled the war in neighbouring Syria, Lebanon has witnessed a rise in child labour in recent years, largely in the hazardous agricultural sector.

  8. Helping Syrian refugees formalize their work status through cooperatives

    26 June 2016

    The ILO is working with agricultural cooperatives to help Syrian refugees obtain work permits during a three-month grace period announced by the government of Jordan, in a further step to improve access of Syrian refugees to the formal labour market.

  9. Apprenticeship programme offers escape from child labour in Jordan

    06 May 2016

    A youth apprenticeship programme launched by the International Labour Organization and the International Youth Foundation makes gains in the fight against child labour in Jordan.

  10. © ILO/Khalil Al Jermi 2017

    Irrigation projects aim to ease strain of Syria refugee crisis in Jordan

    25 March 2016

    A labour-intensive ILO initiative to develop water catchment and drip irrigation systems is playing a pivotal role in creating decent work opportunities in northern Jordan.