Enhanced programme of development cooperation for the occupied Arab territories

This document reports on progress of ILO interventions within the context of the programme of development cooperation in the occupied Arab territories. In the light of the deteriorating socio-economic conditions for Palestinians that were further aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent hostilities in May 2021, the Governing Body is invited to: (i) take note of the incessantly challenging situation for Palestinian workers, particularly women and youth, and support the ILO in furthering decent work and social justice for all Palestinians; (ii) take note of the significant achievements made since the last reporting period, despite all challenges, particularly the renewed tripartite dialogue on social security and labour law reforms, the launching of the National Employment Strategy and the increase of the national minimum wage; and (iii) the urgent need to support the Office in helping the Palestinian Authority and social partners to mobilize the needed funds to address the soaring unemployment situation and achieve a human-centred recovery, particularly for women and youth in Gaza (see the draft decision in paragraph 33).

Meeting document | 12 October 2021