News

December 2018

  1. “Thank you Soma - شكراَ صوما”: ILO documentary explores relationship between migrant domestic workers and Arab youth

    17 December 2018

    On the occasion of International Migrants Day (18 December), the ILO will premiere a new documentary film that aims to change the narrative about migrant domestic workers in the Arab States region.

November 2018

  1. Key achievements: FAIRWAY Labour Migration Journalism Fellowship Programme

    30 November 2018

    The fellowship was implemented in partnership with the Ethical Journalism Network, training journalists to report on labour migration in a rights-based and ethical manner.

  2. Roads for farmers and jobs for the community

    09 November 2018

    An ILO project has worked to build and rehabilitate agricultural roads to serve farmers in northern Lebanon, while at the same time creating short-term jobs for both the local population as well as displaced Syrians in the area.

  3. Apprenticeship scheme offers Jordanian and Syrian women chance to sell to IKEA

    08 November 2018

    A new ILO-supported sewing and embroidery apprenticeship programme in Jordan aims to boost employment and livelihood opportunities for vulnerable Jordanian and Syrian women.

  4. Skill certification programme improves opportunities of employment for Jordanian and Syrian workers

    08 November 2018

    The ILO in Jordan is working with Syrian refugees and Jordanians, the majority of whom are employed in the construction sector, to boost their employment prospects through its Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) programme.

October 2018

  1. Jordan’s Princess Basma lauds ILO efforts to develop refugee and local women’s skills

    15 October 2018

    HRH Princess Basma Bint Talal attended a ceremony to mark the completion of an ILO-supported electrical training programme for women in Jordan. The training programme aims to boost employment among Jordanian and Syrian women through skills development and certification.

  2. Promoting gender equality and diversity in the workplace

    05 October 2018

    The ILO Regional Office for Arab States in Beirut took part in ILO’s global campaign to promote gender equality and diversity in our offices.

  3. Inadequate employment conditions persist in Jordan’s agricultural sector – ILO study

    04 October 2018

    A new ILO study into employment conditions in Jordan’s agricultural sector found insufficient labour protection for agriculture workers, as well as evidence of child labour in the sector.

September 2018

  1. Qatar Financial Centre, Labour Ministry and International Labour Organization join hands to enhance human-resource skills in Qatar

    25 September 2018

    Capacity building programme to help build culture of workplace cooperation.

  2. Jordan issues first e-work permit for Syrian refugees in construction

    19 September 2018

    The new electronic system was introduced after 16,000 flexible work permits were issued in the sector in one year, as part of an ILO-coordinated agreement between the Ministry of Labour and the General Federation of Jordanian Trade Unions (GFJTU)