Resources on Occupied Palestinian Territory

  1. Public employment service: Functional assessment, Occupied Palestinian Territory

    09 April 2021

    This report, as part of the of the support, is a baseline assessment of the capacity of the Palestinian Public Employment Services (PPES) to (i) help jobseekers access quality services for securing employment and enhancing their employability; and (ii) ensure services are responsive to the needs of employers. The report also includes recommendations and an action plan laid out in a Logical Framework Approach (LFA) matrix for strengthening the capacity and modernizing the PPES in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, so that it can serve as an effective implementation vehicle for the forthcoming National Employment Strategy.

  2. A new employment strategy and minimum wage for the Occupied Palestinian Territory

    05 March 2021

    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.

  3. Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Labour Market in the Occupied Palestinian Territory: a Forecasting Model Assessment

    05 March 2021

    The purpose of this report is to highlight the impact of COVID-19 on the labour market in the OPT, despite the lack of detailed data. Policy recommendations are provided based on the results of the analysis and with a view to mitigating the impact of the pandemic on the labour market in the OPT.

  4. A better future for Palestinians

    03 March 2021

    Prioritizing employment, workers’ rights, social protection and social dialogue will be essential if Palestinians are to create a human-centred recovery from COVID-19 that is sustainable and inclusive, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder told Palestinian tripartite constituents.

  5. Impacts of COVID-19 Restrictions on the Formal Private Sector in the Occupied Palestinian Territory 

    12 February 2021

    Authorities have attempted to control the spread of COVID-19 in the Occupied Palestinian Territory through restrictions on movement and economic activity, which are expected to have adverse economic effects. To mitigate these impacts, the Ministry of Labour (MoL) presented a Response Plan with options to support workers among three categories of affected businesses. This report assesses the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on the Palestinian formal private sector, and provides policy options and associated costs to inform potential response measures. 

  6. Italy-ILO cooperation to support Palestinian cooperatives

    17 September 2020

    The ILO’s Cooperative Support Programme is launched in the Occupied Palestinian Territory with support from the Italian Government.

  7. Kuwait pledges additional funds to support ILO interventions in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

    17 March 2020

    A new contribution from the Kuwait representation in Geneva of US$ 500,000 will help ILO promote decent work and social justice for Palestinian women and men.

  8. A Cooperative Support Programme in the OPT is launched with support from the Italian Government

    31 January 2020

    The Directorate General for Development Cooperation of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has pledged to provide support to the ILO for the creation of a cooperative system and social entrepreneurship as vehicles from inclusive and sustainable development in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (oPt).

  9. Protecting the most vulnerable: Why protecting the rights of migrant workers remains a critical priority

    18 December 2019

    ILO Regional Director for Arab States Dr. Ruba Jaradat reflects on the importance of International Migrants Day for millions of workers in the Middle East

  10. Arab States pledge to reduce gender pay gap in the region

    17 December 2019

    The joint ILO, UN Women and OECD Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) saw high-level offcials from across the Arab States reigion commit to pay equity between women and men