News

August 2019

  1. Strategic Compliance sub-regional workshop in Beirut

    05 August 2019

    The ILO's Regional Office for Arab States and the Labour Administration, Labour Inspection and Occupational Safety and Health Branch organized a sub-regional office in Beirut from 30 July to 2 August 2019 to introduce the ILO's strategic compliance intervention model.

  2. ILO and Australia sign agreement to advance decent work in the floriculture sector in Jordan

    04 August 2019

    The new partnership will support Jordanians and Syrian refugees to develop their skills and enhance their employability in the sector.

July 2019

  1. Germany Continues Support to Cash for Work Programmes in Jordan

    30 July 2019

    The German Government has been supporting the KfW/ILO project “Employment through Labour Intensive Infrastructure“ in Jordan since 2016.

  2. Heat stress research to benefit workers and companies in Qatar

    23 July 2019

    Results to inform enterprise level strategies to manage and mitigate heat stress risks

  3. EU Ambassador to Jordan: “Jobs are the centre of our effort to help Jordan get on a path to sustainable economic growth”

    10 July 2019

    H.E. Ambassador Fontana examines impact of EU-ILO interventions to promote decent work in Jordan.

  4. Kuwait pledges further funds to support ILO activities in the Palestinian Territory

    05 July 2019

    A new $0.5 million grant from Kuwait to the ILO will promote decent work and social justice in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, bringing the total of Kuwait’s annual contributions to ILO efforts in the Arab States region to US$ 5.5 million since 2009.

  5. © Robert Scoble 2019

    Just 10 per cent of workers receive nearly half of global pay

    04 July 2019

    An ILO assessment gives the first global estimates of the distribution of labour income, and shows that pay inequality remains pervasive in the world of work. The findings are drawn from a new database which includes national, regional and global data.

  6. © PJ Tavera Photography 2019

    Increase in heat stress predicted to bring productivity loss equivalent to 80 million jobs

    01 July 2019

    Global warming is expected to result in an increase in work-related heat stress, damaging productivity and causing job and economic losses. The poorest countries will be worst affected.

June 2019

  1. Better Work Jordan holds its eleventh Annual Stakeholders' Forum

    25 June 2019

    Better Work Jordan’s annual forum calls for strengthened efforts to sustain progress in working conditions and building more partnerships to ensure the sustainability of compliance in the garment industry in Jordan.

  2. Training trainers to promote cooperation development in Jordan’s agriculture sector

    25 June 2019

    An ILO “training of trainers” workshop strengthens the role of cooperatives in advancing decent work for Jordanian workers and Syrian refugees in Jordan’s agricultural sector.