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10 Jan 2019 description
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Under Jordanian law, employers of non-Jordanian workers are legally required to obtain a work permit from the local Labour Directorate of the Ministry of Labour. If all requirements are met, eligible Syrians will be issued one-year or short term work permits authorizing their employment with the specific employer. The following aims to answer frequently asked questions about work permit requirements and the application process.


14 Dec 2018 description

The Palestinian Ministry of Labour and the ILO discuss law reform and observance of international labour standards with worker and employer representatives.

05 Dec 2018 description

New ILO figures show 164 million people are migrant workers

Some countries of origin are losing the most productive part of their workforce, the study says.

GENEVA (ILO News) – The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that 164 million people are migrant workers – a rise of 9 per cent since 2013, when they numbered 150 million.

26 Nov 2018 description

Executive Summary

The world of work is intimately connected with the natural environment. Around one third of jobs in the G20 countries rely directly on the effective management and sustainability of a healthy environment. Climate change and other forms of environmental degradation have already caused net negative impacts on jobs and work productivity, and these impacts are expected to become more pronounced in the coming decades. Temperature increases can, for example, make heat stress more widespread, thus reducing the total number of work-hours.

18 Nov 2018 description

Based on data shared by the Ministry of Labour (MoL) with UNHCR, as well as data stored on the UNHCR database, random samples, to better reflect characteristics of the wider population of each group , allow for a 90% confidence interval, a margin of error of 7.5, and response distribution of 50%.

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