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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%.

09 Nov 2018 description

The Netherlands has joined an innovative partnership with the ILO to support refugees and their host communities.

GENEVA (ILO news) - The Netherlands and the ILO have launched a new strategic partnership to create livelihoods for refugees and host communities in the Horn of Africa and the Middle East.

25 Oct 2018 description

This periodic analysis of Syrian workers aims to better understand issues around work permits and employment for the 81% of Syrians living outside of camps in Jordan. Further to the analysis done in October 2017 and given some changed regulations, to better understand the current situation of Syrians working in Jordan, this survey was prepared in February, data were collected by April 2018.

10 Oct 2018 description


The agriculture sector in Jordan provides a critical source of sustenance and income, particularly for the poorest segments of society. Despite its relative level of importance, there is a lack of empirical evidence documenting employment and working conditions in the agriculture sector in Jordan. While small focus group discussions and anecdotal evidence suggest informality and unfavourable working conditions, little data exists to support these claims.

25 Sep 2018 description


The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) underlines that the Caribbean is particularly vulnerable towards climate related hazards and the projected impacts are expected to be devastating due to limited adaptive capacity of small islands and low-lying coastal states.

26 Jul 2018 description

HIV-related stigma remains pervasive and its effects debilitating. Stigma and discrimination deny people living with HIV the right to fully participate in their communities, affecting all aspects of people’s lives, including access to treatment and care, and access to work.

26 Jul 2018 description

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.

21 Jun 2018 description

Low-income, rainfed subsistence farmers are amongst Ethiopia’s most vulnerable segment of population, particularly when rainy seasons start late and end early. About 40% of the targeted 50,000 households are headed by women and about 60% are enrolled in the country’s Productive Safety Net Project, a well-established social protection program that serves eight million low income people.

20 Jun 2018 description

Over the past 30 years in the Caribbean, floods and tropical storm damage affected 1.5 million people directly and caused over USD 5 billion in damage. The increasing frequency and intensity of extreme weather events stresses societies and natural systems.

12 Jun 2018 description

Some 600,000 of the 1 million child labourers in the country are involved in hazardous work.

Yangon (ILO News) – Almost one in ten of Myanmar’s 12 million children between the age of 5 and 17 are engaged in child labour, too often exposed to hazards and risks. Pushed by poverty, estranged from school, children enter the workforce with little awareness about occupational safety and health (OSH) rights and responsibilities, and therefore at high risk of fatal injuries.

02 Jun 2018 description

ILO: Unemployment in the Occupied Palestinian Territory world’s highest

The ILO’s annual report on the situation of workers of the occupied Arab territories calls for dialogue and a joint search for solutions to bring about decent work.

31 May 2018 description

Ramallah, May 31, 2018 – Yesterday, the Italian Development Cooperation, UN Women and International Labour Organization (ILO) launched a new programme, “Promoting Women’s Equal Access to Economic Opportunities and Decent Work in Palestine” (The Decent Work for Women Programme) at the Grand Park Hotel in Ramallah, West Bank. More than 80 guests representing the Palestinian ministries, diplomatic missions, UN agencies, civil society organizations, academia, private sector, and other development partners, attended the ceremony to celebrate the beginning of the joint programme.

24 May 2018 description

AIDS’ impact on the labour force costs billions in lost earnings: ILO

An ILO report highlights the toll HIV and AIDS continue to take on the labour force, and its economic and social implications. The ILO calls for urgent efforts to close the treatment gaps, step up testing and prevention measures, and ensure workers can enjoy healthy and productive lives.

01 Mar 2018 description

The development of sustainable insurance solutions requires thorough risk assessment, modelling and layering. Agricultural and climate risks are mainly of a systemic nature, i.e. they affect a large geographic area or large parts of the population simultaneously. If the insured risk is not adequately spread, one catastrophic event can threaten the viability of the whole scheme. To lower covariate risks, the portfolio thus needs to be diversified in terms of crops, type of risks, and different geographical regions.

20 Dec 2017 description

En el marco del Día Internacional de la Persona Migrante, la Organización Internacional para las Migraciones (OIM), la Secretaría de Bienestar Social de la Presidencia (SBS) y la Organización Internacional del Trabajo (OIT) presentaron el estudio Migración y Trabajo Infantil, en Guatemala ,con el objetivo de brindar un panorama más claro sobre las formas de trabajo y de las principales características de la niñez trabajadora migrante no acompañada, a fin de impulsar el diseño de medidas de política dirigidas a mejorar la atención y el acompañamiento en la reintegración de las y los …

14 Nov 2017 description

Part 1. Child labour and the Sustainable Development Goals

“The message that we must act now to stop child labour once and for all has been affirmed by the Sustainable Development Goals. Acting together, it is within our means to make the future of work a future without child labour.”
Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General

03 Oct 2017 description

Increased awareness of employer sponsorship is key to formalization of Syrian workers in Jordan

A recent survey of Syrians working in Jordan found that the majority want work permits, but say that their employers are currently unable or unwilling to sponsor them. Among Syrians currently working without work permits, 89 per cent said that they want a work permit. However, only 26 percent believe their employers would sponsor them.

26 Sep 2017 description


The Lebanese labour market is encountering significant challenges. In 2012, the national unemployment rate was estimated at 11 per cent, with jobseekers often unemployed for periods of up to one year. Unemployment rates are particularly high for women (18 per cent) and youth (34 per cent).

The labour market is also characterized by: