News

August 2010

  1. ILO and UNRWA joint press release

    18 August 2010

    The International Labour Office (ILO) and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA) welcome the developments in parliament yesterday regarding the socio-economic rights of Palestinians.

June 2010

  1. New ILO report on the situation of workers in the occupied Arab territories

    10 June 2010

    The annual report of the International Labour Office (ILO) on the situation of workers of the occupied Arab territories shows some improvement in the economic situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory although the latter remains precarious, particularly in Gaza.

May 2010

  1. Vocational Training Graduation CeremonySarafand

    27 May 2010

    More than sixty five trainees have received a final degree after completing a vocational training course in the following areas: Electrical installation, Painting, Plumbing and Mosaics.

  2. Vocational Training Graduation Ceremony

    05 May 2010

    More than forty students from Saida and surrounding areas have received a final degree after completing a six-month vocational training course at the Saida Technical School.

March 2010

  1. Improving access to employment for Palestinian refugees in Lebanon

    31 March 2010

    The employment services project which opens today in Saida aims to provide job placement services for Palestinian job seekers is funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). The project is managed by the International Labour Organization/Regional Office for Arab States and implemented by the Joint Christian Committee (JCC), in coordination with UNRWA and the Committee for Employment of Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon (CEP).

October 2009

  1. ILO Director-General meets his Excellency Dr. Bashar Al Assad, President of the Syrian Arab Republic

    21 October 2009

    The Director General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Mr. Juan Somavia today concluded an official mission to Syria, the highlight of which was a meeting with His Excellency Dr. Bashar Al Assad, President of the Syrian Arab Republic.

  2. Arab employment forum endorses agenda for action in the region

    21 October 2009

    The Arab Employment Forum closed here today with agreement between the government, employer and worker representatives of 221 countries on an Agenda for Action to apply the Global Jobs Pact2 in the region, to mitigate the immediate impacts of the economic crisis on labour markets.

  3. Arab employment forum: a jobs pact for recovery and growth

    15 October 2009

    Under the partronage of H.E. the Prime Minister of Lebanon, the ILO in partnership with the ALO will host the AEF in Beirut at "Metropolitan Palace Hotel".

November 2008

  1. Restoring trust: Time to rescue the real economy

    24 November 2008

    The current crisis has hit the financial sector hard. But what about people and the real economy?

February 2008

  1. Decent work country programme in Syria

    13 February 2008

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) through its Regional Office for Arab States is launching Decent Work Country Programme for Syria through an official ceremony and the participation of the tripartite organizations – Government, Workers and Employers on Wednesday 13 February 2008.