The International Labour Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It is the only tripartite UN agency bringing together government, employer and worker representatives to elaborate labour standards and policies and promote decent work in different parts of the world.
The promotion of decent work throughout the region is the primary objective of the ILO Regional Office for Arab States. Decent work sums up the aspirations of people in their working lives: their aspirations for opportunity and income; rights, voice and recognition; family stability and personal development; fairness and gender equality. The ILO launched the Jordan Decent Work Country Programme 2012-2015 “to support national initiatives aimed at reducing decent work deficits and strengthening national capacity to mainstream decent work in social and economic policies.”
The three main priorities of the DWCP are expanding decent work opportunities for young Jordanian men and women through the promotion of better working conditions, non-discrimination and equal rights at work; extending a minimum level of social security to the most vulnerable groups of society through the Social Protection Floor as part of a more comprehensive social security system in Jordan; and enhancing employment opportunities with a focus on youth employment.
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