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  1. Video Highlights of the Panel: "Arab Youth - Aspiring for Social Justice"

    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.

  2. A Vibrant Commitment to Social Dialogue Among Palestinians

    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.

  3. Statistical update on Arab States and Territories and North African Countries

    02 June 2011

    The findings show these economies are characterized by high unemployment rates, with significant variations within countries by sex, age and education.

  4. A Fresh Approach to Labour Inspection in South Africa

    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.

  5. Combating pay discrimination: The example of Jordan

    18 May 2011

    According to the ILO’s global report on discrimination “Equality at work: The continuing challenge”, significant progress has been made in recent decades in advancing gender equality in the world of work. However, the gender pay gap still exists, with women’s wages representing between 70-90 per cent of wages earned by their male counterparts. Jordan has a longstanding commitment to the achievement of pay equity for women and men at work. The country has ratified several international conventions which assert the right to equal pay for equal value of work. Yet, in reality, the measures which ensure equality of pay are often not applied. ILO Online spoke with Asma Khader, Secretary-General of the Jordanian National Commission for Women (JNCW).

  6. Dismissed Workers in Bahrain: Al Jazeera Interviews the ILO's Guy Ryder

    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.

  7. Palestinian Women's Economic Empowerment

    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.

  8. Message by Juan Somavia on the occasion of World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    26 April 2011

    On this Day we recall that every year around 337 million people are victims of work accidents and more than 2.3 million people die because of occupational injuries or work-related diseases.

  9. Youth unemployment in the Arab world is a major cause for rebellion

    05 April 2011

    While images from protests in the Arab region go around the world, it is timely to look at the reasons that brought these mostly young people on to the streets. An extremely high youth unemployment rate of 23.4 per cent in 2010, is one major but not the only cause for these popular uprisings, says Dorothea Schmidt, senior employment expert in the ILO office in Cairo.

  10. Green Jobs set to improve youth employability in six of Syria's 100 poorest villages

    25 March 2011

    Youth from some of Syria’s poorest regions are learning to harness solar energy to improve their living standards in an environmentally sustainable way.