Enhanced programme of development cooperation for the occupied Arab territories

This document reports on progress made and planned ILO interventions within the context of the programme of development cooperation in the occupied Arab territories. It highlights ongoing ILO initiatives addressing the situation of workers and key challenges. In the light of the worsening labour market situation in the occupied Arab territories, exacerbated by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Governing Body is invited to: (i) support the ILO in further reinforcing the Decent Work Agenda and social justice for the Palestinian people; (ii) take note of the achievements made since the last reporting period, and the notable efforts by the tripartite constituents in keeping social dialogue at the heart of COVID-19 response; and (iii) take note of the urgent need for expanded and diversified development assistance that supports Palestinian men and women, particularly youth, in order to enhance labour market outcomes.

Meeting document | 07 October 2020