Articles and features

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. © ILO/Khalil Al Jermi 2019

    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.

  4. ILO’s Know About Business Certification and Nationalization initiative in Jordan awards certification to a new cadre of graduates

    17 March 2016

    The ILO and national partners award certificates and hold discussions in Amman, Jordan, as part of an initiative to increase the reach of the Know About Business (KAB) programme in the country.

  5. © Alia Haju/ILO 2019

    Women in agriculture: Cooking their way to empowerment and visibility

    22 February 2016

    An ILO initiative in north Lebanon is training women on food preparation and marketing, to help them make a living, market excess produce, and carve a visible role for themselves in the agricultural sector.

  6. New skills and jobs for Gaza fishers

    14 January 2016

    An ILO training initiative gives a group of unemployed men from fishing families in the Gaza Strip a chance to learn new skills and increase their chances of employment in Gaza’s sea fishing sector, which is beset by severe restrictions on movement and trade.

  7. © ILO 2019

    Building bridges: livelihoods festival promotes ties between Syrian refugees and Jordanian host communities

    09 December 2015

  8. Giving private-sector teachers in Jordan a voice

    07 October 2015

    A group of Jordanian teachers are making their voices heard to end gender-based pay discrimination and unfair working conditions in the private education sector through a community organizing campaign.

  9. © Pablo Xandri 2019

    New skills and a brighter horizon for Gaza fishermen

    18 August 2015

    An ILO training initiative gives a group of young Gaza fishermen, beleaguered by severe restrictions on movement and trade, a chance to learn new skills and increase their chances of employment.

  10. Jordan: Eager teens enthused by entrepreneurship education

    14 August 2015

    Teachers were trained and nearly 550 Jordanian youth learned how to set up and run a business through the “Know about Business” course, a joint ILO, non-profit and government collaboration which fills a big gap in entrepreneurship education.