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  1. Press release

    Gathering of Arab labour ministers paves the way for donor meeting to support Palestinian employment

    07 September 2021

    The ILO, in cooperation with the Arab Labour Organization and the Palestinian Ministry of Labour, held a ministerial meeting on the sidelines of the Arab Labour Conference in Cairo, in preparation for a donors’ meeting to be held next year to support the Palestinian National Employment Strategy.

  2. News

    ILO Strengthens Capacity of Media and Civil Society Organizations for Effective Reportage and Engagement in the area of Forced Labour and Fair Recruitment in Nigeria

    01 September 2021

    In a bid to address knowledge and capacity gaps of stakeholders, including media and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the area of forced labour, the International Labour Organization (ILO) validated the global media toolkit on Forced Labour Reporting and Fair Recruitment contextualized for use in Nigeria from 23 – 24 August.

  3. Employment Promotion

    Mounting challenges have dire effect on Lebanon’s most vulnerable workers

    01 September 2021

    A new assessment by the ILO evaluates the level of vulnerability and informality among the most disadvantaged Lebanese citizens and Syrian and Palestinian refugees, amidst the increased challenges brought by the financial and economic crisis, Covid-19, the Beirut port explosion and the more protracted Syrian refugee crisis


  1. Towards a Productive and Inclusive Path: Job Creation in the Arab Region

    This report by ESCWA and the ILO Regional Office for Arab States examines why Arab economies fail to create sufficient decent jobs. It provides guidance to policymakers, help reduce labour market deficits, especially in the formal private sector, and unlock the potential of the private sector to become a major driver for economic growth and the creation of decent employment across the region.

  2. Report - “Assessing Informality and Vulnerability among Disadvantaged Groups in Lebanon: A Survey of Lebanese, and Syrian and Palestinian Refugees”

    This study assesses the extent of informal employment and vulnerability among the most deprived Lebanese citizens, and the Syrian and Palestinian refugees living in Lebanon, through the analysis of representative survey data on employment and labour market conditions of these three population sub-groups.

  3. Impact of COVID-19 on Migrants and Refugees in the Arab Region

    This technical paper examines the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on migrants and refugees. It focuses on several relevant areas including health, income security, the economy and education.