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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.