In 2011, Jordan adopted the National Framework to Combat Child Labour which through coordinated efforts is tackling the problem of child labour in the Kingdom.
The ILO is providing technical support to Government, social partners and civil society on the practical implementation of the National Framework as part of the US-Department of Labor funded project "Moving Towards a Child Labour Free Jordan."
Nabeel, a former child labourer from Al-Ruseifeh, Zarqa Governorate, features in a new video - produced by the ILO - depicting the human face of the potentially positive effect of the National Framework on children like him. Nevertheless, although Nabeel's case gives some hope for the future of Jordan's child labourers, it is important that this optimism is tempered by reality.
More information on the ILO work in the Arab States, visit http://www.ilo.org/beirut/lang--en/index.htm
This video is featured at the ILO 16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM) , in Bali, Indonesia, from 6-9 December 2016.
The APRM, which is held every four years, is expected to bring together around 450 delegates from more than 40 countries in Asia, the Pacific and the Arab States. The meeting will discuss regional world-of-work priorities and the ILO’s vision for realising decent work from 2016 to 2021.
For more information on the16th APRM, visit ilo.org/aprm2016