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Launch of the Global Commission on the Future of Work

The Prime Minister of Sweden and President of Mauritius launch an international body to tackle the fundamental questions posed by a rapidly transforming world of work.

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  1. Global Commission on the Future of Work

    ILO launches Global Commission on the Future of Work

    21 August 2017

    In the presence of the Prime Minister of Sweden and the President of Mauritius, the ILO has launched a high-level international body to address the challenges of the rapidly transforming world of work.

  2. Event

    Towards a unified Jordanian approach to hiring Syrian workers during the refugee crisis

    The ILO, in collaboration with Jordan’s Ministry of Labour, will hold a 2-day workshop to discuss the development of a unified mechanism to hire Syrian workers under the government’s national response plan to the refugee crisis.

  3. Future of Work Initiative

    ILO to establish Global Commission on the Future of Work

    16 August 2017

    On 21 August, the Prime Minister of Sweden and the President of Mauritius will launch the new international body during a high-level event in Geneva.

Publications

  1. Towards the right to work: a guidebook for designing IPEP, background and experiences from the Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon

    The objective of this guidebook is to provide Lebanese background and experiences from the current context adding to the ILO guidebook for designing innovative Public Employment Programmes. Lebanon is experiencing a growing labour supply and increasing pressure on the labour market as a result of the Syrian refugee crisis.

  2. Work permits and employment of Syrian refugees in Jordan: towards formalising the work of Syrian refugees

    The general objective of this assessment is to gain a better understanding of the impact work permits have on the employment of Syrian workers in Jordan. It utilises data gathered from questionnaires and focus group discussions with Syrian workers, with and without permits, to better understand the challenges and opportunities they face.

  3. Employer-Migrant Worker Relationships in the Middle East

    Reforming migrant worker visa-sponsorship schemes in the Middle East can benefit the economies of receiving countries as well as the migrant workers themselves.