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  1. South-South and Triangular Cooperation study tour

    20 March 2019

    Study tour from Central Statistical Organization (CSO) from Iraq to visit the Central Administration of Statistics (CAS) in Lebanon

  2. Conflict and mass displacement increase child labour

    20 March 2019

    Conflict and crisis in the Middle East and North Africa has led to an increase in child labour across the region, including in children’s involvement in armed conflict and other illicit activities, a new report finds.

Multimedia

  1. Employment Counselling System in Jordan - Video

    13 February 2019

    This video is designed to guide job seekers and workers, as well as employers across Jordan on how to effectively make use of a new on-line job counselling system aimed at boosting job matching and training across different sectors in Jordan. The system, which is the first of its kind to target Syrian workers, is also available to Jordanian workers.

  2. How can trade help create decent jobs?

    11 January 2019

    ILO projects, financed by the European Union and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, seek to boost employment for Syrian refugees and Jordanians and increase Jordanian manufacturing exports to the European market as part of the implementation of the Jordan-EU Agreement on the relaxation of the “rules of origin.”

Statements and speeches

  1. World Day of Social Justice

    19 February 2019

    In a statement marking World Day of Social Justice, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder says decent work is key to achieving sustainable development and social justice, itself a foundation of lasting peace.

  2. Work for a Brighter Future

    11 February 2019

    In a speech to the seventh World Government Summit, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder stressed the need for people to design the future of work they want. He identified three areas for investment: people and their capabilities; institutions; and jobs of the future, and said that the private sector’s productive capacities, resources and potential needed to be harnessed for the future of work agenda.

Articles and features

  1. Building skills and promoting employment for Jordan’s female plumbers

    14 March 2019

    Safaa is one of Jordan’s few female plumbers. She runs her own company and was recently supported by the ILO through training to help develop her skills and boost her employability.

  2. “Thank you Soma”: ILO documentary explores relationship between migrant domestic workers and Arab youth

    18 December 2018

    On the occasion of International Migrants Day, the ILO premieres a new documentary that aims to challenge common perceptions about migrant domestic workers.