Articles and features

  1. Success is sweet for “Determined Women” from Jordan and Syria

    11 July 2019

    A group of Syrian and Jordanian women who received ILO support to set up a joint business venture producing and selling sweets and other foods, have found success.

  2. Supporting farmers in water-scarce Jordan through ILO’s labour-intensive approach

    04 June 2019

    An ILO project in Jordan supports hundreds of local farmers with the construction of rainwater cisterns to help improve infrastructure and agricultural productivity.

  3. Building skills and promoting employment for Jordan’s female plumbers

    14 March 2019

    Safaa is one of Jordan’s few female plumbers. She runs her own company and was recently supported by the ILO through training to help develop her skills and boost her employability.

  4. “Thank you Soma”: ILO documentary explores relationship between migrant domestic workers and Arab youth

    18 December 2018

    On the occasion of International Migrants Day, the ILO premieres a new documentary that aims to challenge common perceptions about migrant domestic workers.

  5. Working together in Lebanon

    12 December 2018

    Women and men, Syrian refugees and host communities work alongside each other building an irrigation channel as part of an ILO project in Lebanon’s Beqaa Valley.

  6. Stemming the brain drain: Improving skills for migrants and refugees

    07 December 2018

    An ILO initiative is helping migrants and refugees get recognition for their existing skills and learn new ones – creating a ‘brain gain’ for them and their host countries.

  7. Equal pay through digital payments in Jordan

    01 October 2018

    Jordan pledges to promote pay equity between women and men through digital payment of salaries.

  8. Employment gives Syrian refugee women in Jordan “second chance”

    23 September 2018

    The ILO and partners are helping Syrian refugees find jobs in Jordan’s garment sector, as part of efforts to implement an agreement between the EU and Jordan to relax rules of origin.

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    ILO training opens doors for Syrian refugees and Jordanians

    05 August 2018

    Training programme supports members of both communities to find work and generate income through their newly-acquired skills.

  10. Making quality jobs a reality for all: Highlights from Jordan's Better Work Forum

    02 August 2018

    Better Work Jordan hosts a high-level discussion on the future of the garment industry in the country.