20 March 2019
Study tour from Central Statistical Organization (CSO) from Iraq to visit the Central Administration of Statistics (CAS) in Lebanon
20 March 2019
Conflict and crisis in the Middle East and North Africa has led to an increase in child labour across the region, including in children’s involvement in armed conflict and other illicit activities, a new report finds.
13 February 2019
This video is designed to guide job seekers and workers, as well as employers across Jordan on how to effectively make use of a new on-line job counselling system aimed at boosting job matching and training across different sectors in Jordan. The system, which is the first of its kind to target Syrian workers, is also available to Jordanian workers.
11 January 2019
ILO projects, financed by the European Union and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, seek to boost employment for Syrian refugees and Jordanians and increase Jordanian manufacturing exports to the European market as part of the implementation of the Jordan-EU Agreement on the relaxation of the “rules of origin.”
Statements and speeches
19 February 2019
In a statement marking World Day of Social Justice, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder says decent work is key to achieving sustainable development and social justice, itself a foundation of lasting peace.
11 February 2019
In a speech to the seventh World Government Summit, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder stressed the need for people to design the future of work they want. He identified three areas for investment: people and their capabilities; institutions; and jobs of the future, and said that the private sector’s productive capacities, resources and potential needed to be harnessed for the future of work agenda.
Articles and features
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.
“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.