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.

March 2018

  1. A new chance at employment for Syrian refugees in Jordan

    19 March 2018

    Syrians forced to leave their country because of the war, now living in refugee camps in Jordan, have a new chance at employment. It's thanks to a job fair at an ILO employment centre for refugees, funded by the European Union.

  2. The future of care economy in the Arab States

    05 March 2018

    Throughout the course of our lives, every one of us will rely on the care of others. As the world’s population grows, and as it ages, so will the demand for care, including childhood education, social work, domestic work, healthcare services, disability care and long-term care for the elderly. The future care economy of the Arab States can generate more decent jobs, enable more women to join the workforce, and better protect the working conditions of care workers, including migrant workers.

February 2018

  1. Know your rights as a working mother

    14 February 2018

    Huda is pregnant, but she is worried about how that will affect her job. Sahar helps her understand her rights as a working mother. If certain conditions are in place, the school where she works must establish a nursery for the children of its employees, and she is entitled to one hour of breastfeeding daily.

  2. Know Your Rights

    14 February 2018

    In this video, our friend Sahar helps her teacher colleagues understand their rights by explaining how their employers must respect the Collective Agreement for teachers in the private sector, and what they should do if they have a complaint against their employer.

  3. The First Salary

    14 February 2018

    Did you know that in 2010, the Statistics bureau of Jordan found that the gender pay gap in the teaching sector is 24.5 per cent? In this video, Sahar shares the story of what it was like for her to receive her first salary as a teacher in a private school in Jordan.

December 2017

  1. Iraq’s Deputy Minister of Labour: the new social security law will help support the private sector and strengthen workers’ rights

    21 December 2017

    On the sidelines of a workshop for high-level Iraqi officials organized by the ILO to support the Government of Iraq in drafting its new social security law, we speak to Iraq’s Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Abdel Karim Al-Janabi on the importance of the new law which, once adopted, will be the first to cover all public and private sector workers in Iraq.

  2. Giving child labourers a voice through music

    15 December 2017

    Thousands of children in Lebanon are engaged in child labour – many in some of its worst forms. The ILO and Lebanon’s Ministry of Labour teamed up with renowned conductor and choirmaster Selim Sahab, together setting up a special choir to empower these children, and give them a voice through music. This ILO-led initiative is part of efforts to implement Lebanon’s National Action Plan to Eliminate the Worst Forms of Child Labour.

November 2017

  1. Keynote and Panel Presentation

    17 November 2017

    ILO-IFAD Taqeem Policy Roundtable: What works in promoting entrepreneurship for rural women?

August 2017

  1. Employer-Migrant Worker Relationships in the Middle East

    10 August 2017

    The visa sponsorship system governs millions of migrant workers in the Middle East. Workers are tied to one sponsor or kafeel. In most countries the sponsor controls most aspects of their lives. This video – presented by the ILO FAIRWAY project and Migrant-Rights.Org – explores how the unequal relationship between sponsor and migrant worker can be addressed, and asks what are the added benefits.