ILO’s support to Syrian refugees and host communities

Updates from Jordan, Lebanon, Türkiye, Iraq, Syria and Egypt (June 2023)

Decent work and social justice are essential elements of the Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus where employment, decent working conditions and social dialogue can contribute to peace and resilience.

Within the framework of the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP), the ILO continues to implement a development-focused and employment-driven response, in a conflict-sensitive manner. In doing so, the ILO programmes and projects can contribute to peace by providing concrete decent work opportunities; increasing social cohesion; and reducing (real or perceived) grievances and sense of injustice.

The ILO’s work is grounded in the Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work and the Guiding Principles on the Access of Refugees and other Forcibly Displaced Persons to the Labour Market, as well as on Recommendation No. 205 on Employment and Decent Work for Peace and Resilience.