News

July 2019

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. © 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.

  4. © PJ Tavera Photography 2019

    Increase in heat stress predicted to bring productivity loss equivalent to 80 million jobs

    01 July 2019

    Global warming is expected to result in an increase in work-related heat stress, damaging productivity and causing job and economic losses. The poorest countries will be worst affected.

June 2019

  1. Better Work Jordan holds its eleventh Annual Stakeholders' Forum

    25 June 2019

    Better Work Jordan’s annual forum calls for strengthened efforts to sustain progress in working conditions and building more partnerships to ensure the sustainability of compliance in the garment industry in Jordan.

  2. Training trainers to promote cooperation development in Jordan’s agriculture sector

    25 June 2019

    An ILO “training of trainers” workshop strengthens the role of cooperatives in advancing decent work for Jordanian workers and Syrian refugees in Jordan’s agricultural sector.

  3. International Labour Conference ends with adoption of key Convention and Declaration

    22 June 2019

    The International Labour Conference adopts landmark instruments on violence and harassment and a Declaration on the future of work. The Conference concluded its two-week session, which marked the Centenary of the ILO.

  4. New international labour standard to combat violence, harassment, at work agreed

    21 June 2019

    The Centenary International Labour Conference has adopted a new Convention and Recommendation to combat violence and harassment in the workplace.

  5. Future of trade unions depends on organizing the informal economy

    20 June 2019

    A new report reveals that organizing workers in the informal economy may spark the renewal of the trade union movement. This can be done by expanding membership and collective bargaining coverage in the informal economy in order to protect labour rights, project a united voice and influence social and economic policies.

  6. Ensuring fair recruitment through the Qatar Visa Center in Sri Lanka

    18 June 2019

    ILO brings together government, trade unions and civil society to discuss progress on fair recruitment through Qatar Visa Centers.