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  1. 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) 

  2. International best practices on domestic workers discussed in Qatar

    18 September 2018

    Partners share ideas on how the rights of both domestic workers and their employers can be ensured.

Multimedia

  1. ILO mosaics training opens doors for disabled Syrian refugees and Jordanians

    05 August 2018

    ILO training programme aims to help young women and men enhance their skills and boost their employability.

  2. ILO, EU delegation visits employment centre for Jordanian and Syrian jobseekers

    20 June 2018

    The new centre is one of five EU-funded offices, being set up by the ILO with the Jordanian Government, to help connect Jordanian and Syrian job seekers with employers.

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. 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.

  2. © ILO 2018

    Boosting skills, promoting employment: ILO mosaics training opens doors for disabled Syrian refugees and Jordanians

    05 August 2018

    Training programme supports members of both communities to find work and generate income through their newly-acquired skills.