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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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  1. Certification programme improves opportunities of employment for Jordanian and Syrian workers

    08 November 2018

    An ILO-supported programme which assesses and formally recognises the skills and expertise that a person has gained while working, often in the informal economy, is improving employment chances for Jordanians and Syrian refugees in Jordan.

  2. Inadequate employment conditions persist in Jordan’s agricultural sector

    04 October 2018

    A new ILO study has identified persistent deficits in decent work and employment conditions for workers in Jordan’s agricultural sector. A large number of the workers are migrant workers and Syrian refugees.

Statements and speeches

  1. Developing the care economy can boost employment and equality for Arab women

    08 March 2018

    On International Women’s Day, International Labour Organization (ILO) Regional Director for Arab States Dr Ruba Jaradat calls on societies and governments to recognize the contribution of women care workers who uphold our economies and communities.

  2. © Richard Messenger 2018

    Fair play without human rights violations

    26 February 2018

    In a speech on the margins of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, calls for labour rights to be observed in the run up to mega sporting events

Articles and features

  1. Equal pay through digital payments in Jordan

    01 October 2018

    Jordan pledges to promote pay equity between women and men through digital payment of salaries.

  2. Employment gives Syrian refugee women in Jordan “second chance”

    23 September 2018

    The ILO and partners are helping Syrian refugees find jobs in Jordan’s garment sector, as part of efforts to implement an agreement between the EU and Jordan to relax rules of origin.