News

September 2018

  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.

  3. End of exit permits for most migrant workers in Qatar welcomed

    04 September 2018

    Qatar introduces new legislation to ensure freedom of movement of migrant workers, advancing its reform agenda.

  4. ILO and Oman renew partnership to advance decent work in the Sultanate

    03 September 2018

    A new Decent Work Country Programme for Oman is officially launched in Muscat.

August 2018

  1. ILO lauds Jordan for protecting private school teacher wages through digital payments

    31 August 2018

    The National Committee for Pay Equity (NCPE) and the Stand-up with Teachers Campaign have lobbied for the move since late 2017 with the support of the ILO.

  2. ILO and Kuwait News Agency host journalism training workshop to strengthen reporting on labour migration

    31 August 2018

    The ILO Regional Fair Migration Project in the Middle East (FAIRWAY) collaborates with the Kuwait State News Agency to train journalists on specialised reporting on labour migration issues.

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    ILO, Jordan to expand green employment project for Jordanians and Syrian refugees

    15 August 2018

    The ILO and Jordan’s Ministry of Agriculture agree to implement the second phase of a project to boost decent jobs through green works and labour-intensive employment in agriculture and forestry.

July 2018

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    ILO, UNHCR strengthen partnership to promote employment for refugees and Jordanian host communities in Jordan

    17 July 2018

    A Letter of Understanding, signed by the two agencies, outlines ways to increase collaboration of joint activities aimed at helping Refugees and Host Communities access decent work.

June 2018

  1. Lebanon: Better technical and vocational education and training for higher youth employment

    27 June 2018

    At the launch of the Technical and Vocational and Education Training (TVET) National Strategic Framework, Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri says the framework will increase employment prospects for youth and boost productivity and economic growth.

  2. ILO, EU delegation visits employment centre offering decent jobs to Jordanian and Syrian jobseekers

    20 June 2018

    The centre, which is funded by the EU, is part of a series of offices being set up across the country by the ILO to help connect Syrian refugees and Jordanian jobseekers with employers. A total of 1,015 people, 26 per cent of whom are women, have so far found jobs through the centres.