Articles and features

  1. 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.

  2. © ILO 2019

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

    09 December 2015

  3. 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.

  4. © 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Formal employment: A critical way to engage young people

    11 August 2015

    The theme for International Youth Day in 2015 is youth civic engagement, which includes economic and social engagement. Young workers who are part of the formal economy have a greater chance of having access to decent work as adults.

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    Lebanese farmers pay heavy price for Syrian crisis

    25 May 2015

    The tranquillity of Lebanon's fertile north belies a brewing crisis. Just two miles from Syria and its civil war, local farmers say the conflict has been disastrous for business

  8. Stories of “Disemployment” from Gaza

    10 March 2015

    Palestinians in Gaza tell how they lost their livelihoods due to severe damage to buildings, vehicles, machinery and other productive assets caused by the Israeli military operation during the Israel-Gaza conflict of July-August 2014. These accounts accompany the release of the ILO study “The ‘Disemployment’ impact of the 2014 Conflict in Gaza: An ILO Damage Assessment and Recovery Strategy.”

  9. In Profile: Female Garment Workers in Jordan

    08 March 2015

  10. Olive festival supports Jordan host communities in face of refugee crisis

    21 November 2014

    As part of the ILO’s efforts to support communities in Jordan most affected by the Syrian refugee crisis, the 2014 Irbid Olive and Rural Produce Festival brought together local farmers and businesses to showcase products and explore avenues to develop the olive industry.