01 October 2013
A collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between two apparel employers associations and Jordan’s garment union was signed in May 2013, in an unprecedented step to strengthen their partnership, promote social dialogue and improve the working conditions of some 40,000 workers in the sector.
23 September 2013
The number of child labourers has declined dramatically from 215 million to 168 million. Despite this progress, the ILO warns that the goal of eliminating the worst forms of child labour may not be reached by 2016. ILO Director General Guy Ryder says The III Global Conference on Child Labour (Brasilia, October 8-10, 2013) is a vitally important moment to take stock of international progress on the Hague Roadmap to end child labour.
13 August 2013
In 2011, Jordan adopted the National Framework to Combat Child Labour. This video tells the story of 14-year-old Nabeel, a former child labourer from Al-Ruseifeh, Zarqa Governorate, who dropped out of school and was working as an auto mechanic. Encouraged to return to school by a team of local authorities, Nabeel has since learned how to read and write. The ILO is providing technical support to government, social partners and civil society on the practical implementation of the National Framework as part of the U.S. Department of Labor funded project "Moving Towards a Child Labour Free Jordan".
08 August 2013
A look at how Better Work is being implemented in Jordan, and the positive effect it is having on garment industry workers in that country.
13 June 2013
Interview in the program "Good Morning Arabs" on MBC on Child Labour in Lebanon on the occassion of World Day Against Child Labour 2013
22 May 2013
A study by the National Steering Committee on Pay Equity (NSCPE) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) on pay discrimination in private schools and universities in Jordan has found a stark pay gap between women and men and put forward legal amendments to promote equal remuneration for all workers.This video presents a real life case of a teacher who left the private education sector due to issues of gender pay discrimination which she faced.
12 April 2013
ILO estimates 600,000 forced labour victims in the Middle East
30 March 2012
The ILO organized a series of National Events on Youth Employment to hear young people's views on the alarming situation in youth employment. This collection of videos represents a selection of highlights from the 46 countries that held events in March and April 2012.
12 March 2012
The ILO Regional Office for Arab States organized a National Event on Youth Employment to hear young people's views on the alarming situation in youth employment.
14 June 2011
A selection of short interviews were filmed at the 100th anniversary of the International Labour Conference, held at the United Nations in Geneva. These highlights include delegates' views on the issue of social justice, the International Labour Conference (ILC) as an invaluable and unique forum for tripartite dialogue between workers, employers and government representatives as well as youth unemployment in the 21st Century.
09 June 2011
Video highlights of the ILC 100 high-level panel “Arab Youth: Aspiring for Social Justice”. A group of young activists from Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia and Yemen share their perspectives on what drove Arab youth to mobilize for a social change.
03 June 2011
Speaking at a press conference for the launch of a report on the situation of workers in the occupied Arab territories are Mr. Kari Tapiola, Special Adviser to the ILO Director-General and Ms. Nada Al-Nashif, Director of the ILO Regional Office for Arab States, who said that despite their commitment to national dialogue, not much has changed to improve the position of workers.
02 June 2011
The findings show these economies are characterized by high unemployment rates, with significant variations within countries by sex, age and education.
02 June 2011
There’s a new spirit of cooperation between South Africa’s employers and the Department of Labour. It’s a result of ongoing reforms in South Africa’s Labour Inspection process, including good practices promoted by the ILO.
16 May 2011
Al Jazeera interviews the ILO's Guy Ryder about the dismissal of workers following pro-democracy protests in Bahrain, and the ILO's efforts to promote dialogue between the country's trade unionists, employers and the government to address the issue. Guy Ryder is the Executive Director for Standards and Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, at the ILO.
11 May 2011
The Palestinian Women's Economic Empowerment project promotes economic recovery in refugee camps in Lebanon by supporting ongoing efforts to increase income and improve decent work conditions for women entrepreneurs. ILO and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation are working to achieve these goals in the Nahr al-Bared and Ain al-Helweh Palestinian camps.
04 October 2010
A documentary that explores the complexity of the relationship between migrant domestic workers and the Lebanese households as employers in an honest, and at times humorous and touching manner.
12 January 2007
Marinalva is a labour inspector, part of the Brazilian government team called the “mobile squad”. They inspect farms in remote parts of the country, rescuing workers from forced labour as ILO TV explains.