News

September 2019

  1. ILO launches Global Media Competition on Labour Migration

    12 September 2019

    The competition aims at encouraging quality reporting on labour migration to better protect migrant workers’ rights.

  2. ILO holds workshop on labour inspection instructions for factories benefitting from the EU's simplified rules of origin

    05 September 2019

    Participants discussed the impact of enhancing working conditions on improving productivity, trade and competitiveness of industrial enterprises.

August 2019

  1. Jordan holds first national conference on labour inspection

    23 August 2019

    Organised by the ILO, the conference focused on ways to advance labour inspection in Jordan’s agricultural sector.

  2. Strategic Compliance sub-regional workshop in Beirut

    05 August 2019

    The ILO's Regional Office for Arab States and the Labour Administration, Labour Inspection and Occupational Safety and Health Branch organized a sub-regional office in Beirut from 30 July to 2 August 2019 to introduce the ILO's strategic compliance intervention model.

  3. ILO and Australia sign agreement to advance decent work in the floriculture sector in Jordan

    04 August 2019

    The new partnership will support Jordanians and Syrian refugees to develop their skills and enhance their employability in the sector.

July 2019

  1. Germany Continues Support to Cash for Work Programmes in Jordan

    30 July 2019

    The German Government has been supporting the KfW/ILO project “Employment through Labour Intensive Infrastructure“ in Jordan since 2016.

  2. Heat stress research to benefit workers and companies in Qatar

    23 July 2019

    Results to inform enterprise level strategies to manage and mitigate heat stress risks

  3. EU Ambassador to Jordan: “Jobs are the centre of our effort to help Jordan get on a path to sustainable economic growth”

    10 July 2019

    H.E. Ambassador Fontana examines impact of EU-ILO interventions to promote decent work in Jordan.

  4. Kuwait pledges further funds to support ILO activities in the Palestinian Territory

    05 July 2019

    A new $0.5 million grant from Kuwait to the ILO will promote decent work and social justice in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, bringing the total of Kuwait’s annual contributions to ILO efforts in the Arab States region to US$ 5.5 million since 2009.

  5. © Robert Scoble 2019

    Just 10 per cent of workers receive nearly half of global pay

    04 July 2019

    An ILO assessment gives the first global estimates of the distribution of labour income, and shows that pay inequality remains pervasive in the world of work. The findings are drawn from a new database which includes national, regional and global data.