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June 2019

  1. The Driving Force of the ILO

    09 June 2019

    The International Labour Organization is celebrating its 100 years in 2019. However, there is a little-known page in the history of this tripartite Organization: Who is the driving force behind the setting up of the ILO? Discover the story of the ILO Workers Group…

  2. Supporting farmers in water-scarce Jordan through ILO’s labour-intensive approach

    04 June 2019

    Two years ago, Kifah Khreisat, a farmer from the southern Jordanian town of Al Ees, in the Tafilah Governorate, was supported by the ILO to build a rainwater harvesting cistern to help him meet the needs of his farm. The initiative is part of a project that is being implemented by the ILO in Jordan to help local farmers improve local infrastructure and agricultural productivity, while generating short-term decent employment in agriculture.

May 2019

  1. New job new life

    31 May 2019

    Syrian refugee, Muhammed Najjar, arrived in Turkey with his family, not knowing the language or having the means to earn an income. After taking part in the ILO’s Workplace Adaptation programme, not only does he have a job, he’s also been able to integrate into the Turkish community which is now his home.

  2. A dream fulfilled against the odds

    23 May 2019

    Boshra Shaal is one of thousands of Syrian refugees in Turkey who have taken part in vocational training and Turkish language courses run by the ILO, in cooperation with local partners. The training has helped her realise her dream of becoming a chef.

  3. Qatar Workers Fun Run 2019

    12 May 2019

  4. SafeJam Qatar 2019

    12 May 2019

  5. The story of Muhammed Najjar, who works at an enterprise benefiting from the Workplace Adaptation Programme carried out by the ILO

    07 May 2019

    ILO Workplace Adaptation Programme aims to help ensure and enhance labour peace and contribute to an efficient and peaceful working environment in unity and solidarity through trainings on promoting the adaptation of Syrian and Turkish workers working at the same workplace and eliminating prejudice. More than 150 Syrian and Turkish workers at 16 firms located in Adana, Mersin and Gaziantep have benefited from ILO's Workplace Adaptation Programme.

  6. The story of Boshra Shaal, who participated in the vocational training courses carried out by the ILO and was then referred to the apprenticeship training

    07 May 2019

    Boshra is only one of thousands of Syrians who participated in the vocational trainings and Turkish language courses carried out by the ILO in cooperation with the local partners. In cooperation with Chambers of Tradesmen and Craftsmen and Vocational Training Centres, ILO supports the access of Syrians to apprenticeship programmes by informing enterprises and Syrians about the apprenticeship system and by establishing linkages between vocational training centres and the private sector.

April 2019

  1. Promoting a decent work approach to crisis response and recovery: A South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) initiative between Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and Iraq

    19 April 2019

    Government, employers’ and workers’ representatives from across Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan and Turkey have come together in Jordan to exchange views and experiences on achievements made and challenges faced in addressing the employment and livelihoods needs of Syrian refugees and members of their host countries in the region.

March 2019

  1. Advancing social justice, promoting decent work in Jordan - Video

    30 March 2019

    Jordan has a long history of collaboration with the ILO. It has strived, through the common commitments of the Government, workers' and employers' organisations, to promote decent work, social justice and equity in the Kingdom.

February 2019

  1. Employment Counselling System in Jordan - Video

    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.

January 2019

  1. How can trade help create decent jobs?

    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.”

December 2018

  1. New ILO documentary challenges common perceptions about migrant domestic workers

    18 December 2018

    Like millions of others, Soma, now 57, left her home, friends and young children to become a domestic worker and provide for her family. Some 30 years later, she travelled to her home village in Sri Lanka with Nour, the 24-year-old Lebanese woman she helped raise.

  2. Decent Work for women and men in Lebanon through the ILO’s EIIP programme

    12 December 2018

    In Lebanon’s Beqaa Valley, workers are digging into the rich, orange earth to build a 25 kilometre irrigation channel, as part of the ILO’s Employment Intensive Infrastructure Programme in Lebanon. Unusually, several of the construction workers are women.

November 2018

  1. Working from home, Jordanian and Syrian women offered a chance to sell to IKEA

    08 November 2018

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Jordan River Foundation (JRF) have joined forces to help Syrian refugee and Jordanian women find employment, including opportunities to produce and sell items to IKEA.

  2. Certification programme improves opportunities of employment for Jordanian and Syrian workers

    08 November 2018

    An ILO-supported programme which assesses and formally recognises the skills and expertise that a person has gained while working, often in the informal economy, is improving employment chances for Jordanians and Syrian refugees in Jordan.

October 2018

  1. Inadequate employment conditions persist in Jordan’s agricultural sector

    04 October 2018

    A new ILO study has identified persistent deficits in decent work and employment conditions for workers in Jordan’s agricultural sector. A large number of the workers are migrant workers and Syrian refugees.

August 2018

  1. ILO mosaics training opens doors for disabled Syrian refugees and Jordanians

    05 August 2018

    ILO training programme aims to help young women and men enhance their skills and boost their employability.

June 2018

  1. ILO, EU delegation visits employment centre for Jordanian and Syrian jobseekers

    20 June 2018

    The new centre is one of five EU-funded offices, being set up by the ILO with the Jordanian Government, to help connect Jordanian and Syrian job seekers with employers.

  2. Lebanon’s choir against child labour

    04 June 2018

    Lebanon has a new children’s choir – but this is a choir with a difference. All its members have, at some point in their lives, engaged in child labour – some in its worst and most hazardous forms.