Child Labour

Jordan trains new partners on ways to combat child labour

ILO and its partners train inspectors from the Greater Amman Municipality on ways to better identify and report on child labour cases.

The ILO, through its national partners in charge of implementing the National Framework to Combat Child Labour, will begin training inspectors from the Greater Amman Municipality on ways to better identify and report on child labour cases.

The training, which is funded by the US Department of Labour will take place in coordination with the Ministry of Labour’s Child Labour Unit. It is part of efforts to broaden the range of implementing partners to support the implementation of the national framework. The successful engagement of the Greater Amman Municipality in combatting child labour could also set a good practice for other municipalities in the future.

Following the training of around 300 inspectors over a period of three months, recommendations will be put forward to the National Committee on Child Labour to consider the role of the Greater Amman Municipality inspectors along with a number of other stakeholders during the review process of the national framework.

In recent years, the Greater Amman Municipality has expanded its scope of work to include serving children through cultural and sports programs. Other planned activities with the support of the ILO will include awareness raising for children on child labour.