Employment, resilience and social cohesion: Success stories and challenges of labour market access for refugees and host communities
The ILO, Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the Netherlands' Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and UNICEF are organizing a side event to the Fifth Brussels Conference on “Supporting the future of Syria and the region,” hosted by the European Union.
International Women's Day 2021
On International Women's Day, female leaders from the ILO give their perspective on the qualities women bring to leadership around the world. Featuring Martha Newton, ILO Deputy Director-General for Policy, Chihoko Asada-Miyakawa, ILO Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon, ILO Regional Director for Africa and Ruba Jaradat, ILO Regional Director for the Arab States.
Palestinian government, worker and employer representatives hold a social dialogue conference, launching a new employment strategy developed with ILO support, raising the national minimum wage, and agreeing on steps forward to improve the labour market and boost employment.
The latest analysis of the labour market impact of COVID-19 by the ILO, records massive damage to working time and income, with prospects for a recovery in 2021 slow, uneven and uncertain unless early improvements are supported by human-centred recovery policies.ILO Monitor: COVID-19 and the world of work. 7th edition
08 April 2021
The ILO has provided market-relevant skills training for Syrian and Lebanese youth that also supported the reconstruction of buildings affected by the Beirut explosion.
02 April 2021
The ILO and Legal Agenda held a webinar on 30 March, 2021 to discuss the findings of the report "The Labyrinth of justice: Migrant domestic workers before Lebanon’s courts.”
Supported by the European Union, UNICEF, ILO, and WFP hold a landmark social protection workshop with the Government of Iraq to enhance response and accelerate reform
31 March 2021
Deputy ministers and senior participants welcomed the close collaboration with international partners and the resulting planned joint programme.
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.
This policy brief provides a summary of the main social protection measures that were adopted by the countries in the MENA/Arab States region in immediate response to the pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic emerged in Lebanon at a time when the country was grappling with its worst economic and financial crisis in decades. Lockdown measures have further hampered economic activity and left various groups of workers severely affected.