Articles and features

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  4. 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.”

  5. In Profile: Female Garment Workers in Jordan

    08 March 2015

  6. 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.

  7. Playing for equality

    06 November 2014

    A cricket tournament highlights issues affecting migrant workers in Lebanon - and hits out at discrimination to bring communities together.

  8. Fight underway to end gender pay discrimination in Jordanian private education

    09 October 2014

    The lack of pay equity between men and women in Jordan’s private education sector highlights a national trend that demands a holistic response.

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    Edging closer to justice: The journey of migrant domestic workers in Lebanon

    15 August 2014

    One migrant domestic worker in Lebanon decided to fight the “kafala” system and escape her employers. She took her case to a Lebanese court, and, seven years on, has been rewarded by achieving a measure of justice, a feat that would have seemed impossible to achieve a mere decade ago.

  10. Jordan workers’ centre proves an essential lifeline for migrants

    04 August 2014

    In less than one year the Al Hassan Industrial Zone Workers’ Centre in Jordan has become a model for servicing migrant workers.