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    UNICEF and ILO convene a skills roundtable to discuss strategic directions for TVET sector in Lebanon

    12 January 2022

    The roundtable brought together major development partners to reflect on a future course of action to address labour market needs in the current crisis situation in the country in order to build back better

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    12th Academy on Social and Solidarity Economy - Elective 7: SSE as tool for social cohesion, peace and resilience

    10 January 2022

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    Iraq Decent Work Country Programme – Two years on

    05 January 2022

    The Decent Work Country Programme was signed in December 2019 between the ILO, the Government of Iraq and social partners to support employment promotion, rights at work, social dialogue and social protection. Two years on, the ILO looks back at some of the progress made in advancing decent work in the country.


  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.