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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.

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.

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:

09 Sep 2017 description


Jordan's construction sector employs the largest number of Syrian refugees working without work permits - and hence deserves sector-specific interventions.

23 Aug 2017 description

ILO and UNHCR inaugurate the centre with EU support and in coordination with the Government of Jordan

ZAATARI, Jordan (ILO News) – The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR inaugurated the first employment office inside a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan. The Zaatari Office for Employment, set up in coordination with the Government of Jordan, will facilitate access to formal work opportunities across Jordan for refugees living in the camp.

10 Aug 2017 description

Jordanian trade unions begin issuing non-employer-specific and non-position-specific work permits in the construction sector, following an ILO-coordinated agreement with the Government. The permits are the first of their kind to be issued to Syrian refugees in the Arab region.

AMMAN, Jordan (ILO News) – The General Federation of Jordanian Trade Unions (GFJTU) has begun issuing the Arab region’s first non-employer and non-position-specific work permits for Syrian refugees since the Syria crisis erupted in 2011.

27 Jul 2017 description

ILO: Access to justice often out of reach for migrant workers in South-East Asia New study finds that migrant workers lack access to fair and responsive remedies for labour rights abuses.

26 July 2017 BANGKOK (ILO News) – Migrant workers continue to face major obstacles to lodging and resolving complaints, the ILO finds in a new study on Access to justice for migrant workers in South-East Asia .

12 Jul 2017 description

Executive summary

In 2015, the ILO, in partnership with the Oslo-based FAFO Institute for Applied International Studies, carried out an assessment on the impact of the Syrian refugee influx on the Jordanian labour market. The assessment provided a better understanding of the employment profile of Syrian refugees in Jordan.