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October 2015

  1. Developing skills to achieve decent work

    28 October 2015

    The ILO launched reports on skills needs in two key sectors of Jordan’s economy. The reports, by the ILO’s Skills for Trade and Economic Diversification (STED) in Jordan project, shed light on the situation of the Jordanian pharmaceutical sector and the food processing and beverage sector from a skills and labour market perspective. This video examines some of the challenges the two sectors are facing in terms of skills mismatch and looks at how the ILO intervention could help narrow some of the existing gaps.

  2. ILO tackles child labour in agriculture in Lebanon

    27 October 2015

    An ILO “training of trainers” workshop took child labour practitioners to the heart of the fertile Beqaa Valley, to witness first-hand some of the hazards of child labour in agriculture.

  3. The World of Work Today

    07 October 2015

    "Decent work and inclusive growth" is one of the goals of the UN's 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. But what is the state of decent work in the world today? ILO Director-General Guy Ryder takes the measure of Decent Work in a world buffeted by profound change and growing inequality.

  4. Towards a fairer workplace: The fight to end gender-based discrimination in Jordan’s labour market

    07 October 2015

    Jordan’s National Committee on Pay Equity and the International Labour Organization (ILO) are working together to tackle gender-based discrimination in the workplace, where women often receive less wages and benefits than their male counterparts for carrying out the same job. Some of these women have decided to share their experiences in the workplace.

  5. Fighting for pay equity in Jordan's private education sector

    05 October 2015

    In 2011, the Ministry of Labor in Jordan and the Jordanian National Commission for Women (JNCW) joined forces with the International Labour Organization (ILO) to launch the National Committee for Pay Equity (NCPE) to address gender-based discrimination in the workplace. Part of this work includes the launch of “Stand up with Teachers’’ campaign in Irbid in 2015 to end gender based pay discrimination and unfair working conditions in the private education sector.

September 2015

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    Why is quality education critical in tackling child labour?

    07 September 2015

    This year’s World Day against Child Labour highlighted the key role that education can play in tackling child labour. The following stories from child labourers in Jordan show why getting children out of work and into the classroom can make a huge difference to their future.

August 2015

  1. A centre for migrant workers in Jordan

    19 August 2015

    Tens of thousands of migrants work in Jordan's fast-growing garment sector, but many of them face difficult living and working conditions. The ILO is working to change that, and has established a workers' center in Jordan's largest industrial zone. (Closed Captions available)

July 2015

  1. Working together against trafficking in persons

    28 July 2015

    "21 million of the most vulnerable workers have been tricked and trapped into forced labour. We cannot stop until we get every single one of them out of forced labour and into Decent Work," said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder in a joint message by the Inter-agency Coordination Group against Trafficking in Persons to mark the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, 30 July 2015. (Closed Captions available)

June 2015

  1. Signing up to end modern slavery

    01 June 2015

    ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, was joined by delegates to the International Labour Conference, in signing a signature panel symbolizing support for the 50 for Freedom campaign to end modern slavery. The campaign has the goal of encouraging 50 member States to ratify, by 2018, the Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention.

  2. Signing up to end modern slavery

    01 June 2015

    ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, was joined by delegates to the International Labour Conference, in signing a signature panel symbolizing support for the 50 for Freedom campaign to end modern slavery. The campaign has the goal of encouraging 50 member States to ratify, by 2018, the Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention. (Closed Captions available)

  3. The ILO must lead on the future of work

    01 June 2015

    The ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, called for a global initiative on the future of work led by the ILO's tripartite constituents. Addressing delegates at the 104th International Labour Conference, he also outlined an agenda that includes a proposed international labour standard on the transition from the informal to formal economy.

May 2015

  1. ILO helps Lebanese farming communities hosting Syrian refugees

    25 May 2015

    The ILO has partnered with the local economic development agency in Lebanon’s Northern Akkar region to identify the causes of farmers difficulties that stem from the Syrian refugee crisis, implement solutions to increase their access to markets and upgrade agricultural value chains. "Please click on the"cc" button on the bar below the video for English subtitles".

  2. Helping communities cope: Jordan and the Syrian Refugee Crisis

    18 May 2015

    An International Labour Organization survey on the impact of the influx of Syrian refugees on the Jordanian labour market found that unemployment has increased among both Syrian refugees and Jordanians since 2011. As well as straining Jordan’s limited resources and infrastructure, the arrival of the refugees also increased competition for already scarce jobs and forced more children into tiring and potentially hazardous work.

  3. Syrian refugees, working informally and under harsh conditions, increase pressure on Jordan’s Labour market

    18 May 2015

    The arrival of high numbers of refugees has put further strain on infrastructure, resources and public services like education and health care, and increased competition for already scarce jobs in some sectors.

  4. Yemen Entrepreneurship Success Stories

    12 May 2015

    The ILO Know About Business (KAB) programme was launched with the aim to foster an enterprise culture in Yemen and promote entrepreneurship and self-employment among youth in vocational and general upper-secondary educational systems.

  5. Introducing the ILO WESO Report: "The Changing Nature of Jobs"

    11 May 2015

    Raymond Torres, Head of the ILO Research department, introduces the new annual flagship report “World Employment and Social Outlook 2015: The Changing Nature of Jobs”.

March 2015

  1. Building Hope and Opportunity: The Al Hassan Workers' Center

    14 March 2015

    Tens of thousands of workers are employed in Jordan's fast-growing garment sector. Eighty percent of these workers are migrants. In an effort to improve their living and working conditions, the International Labour Organization initiated the establishment of a workers' center in the largest industrial zone in Jordan.

  2. Women and the World of Work

    09 March 2015

    Twenty years have passed since the 4th World Conference on Women adopted a far-reaching roadmap for achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment. ILO TV shows how far we've come, and how we can move farther and faster to get to where we want to go.

February 2015

  1. Stories from street children in Lebanon

    16 February 2015

    Watch this series of short films featuring the stories of children who live and work on the streets of Lebanon’s cities, as told by the children themselves, using animation skills they learnt during a children’s advocacy training project.

January 2015

  1. Domestic workers' rights: Let's keep the momentum

    26 January 2015

    Very few of the estimated 53 million domestic workers worldwide are covered by labour laws. In 2011, the ILO's Member States adopted the Domestic Workers' Convention (N°189) to protect their rights, promote equality of opportunity and treatment, and improve working and living conditions. So far, 17 countries have ratified this convention. Let's keep the momentum!