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November 09, 2010
Conference on breaking the 'Cliché Image' of Palestinians in Lebanon
Under the auspices of the Minister of Information, Mr. Tarek Mitri, 'Al Masar' (Cultural & Media NGO) held a Conference on breaking the 'Cliché Image' of Palestinians in Lebanon. The workshop titled "Crafting the Palestinians’ image in Lebanon: A Shared Lebanese-Palestinian responsibility" was held at the Coral Beach Hotel in Beirut.
Al-Akhbar Article (Arabic PDF)
As-Safir Article (Arabic PDF) 

November 09, 2010
Conference on Improving the Social Image of the Vocational & Technical Education
A Regional Conference was held at the Coral Beach Hotel in Beirut wherein more than 80 officials, experts in vocational & technical education, and representatives of the business sector and civil society – from Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, Syria and Egypt - discussed improving the Social Image of the Vocational & Technical Education.
As-Safir Article (Arabic PDF) 

October 18, 2010
Church Launches
The Lebanese Maronite League and the Maronite Center for Documentation and Research will launch "The State of Palestine and the Right to Return Prevent 'Tawteen'/naturalization" Act – The 50-page Act/document, which will be disseminated in a Press Conference (in the coming weeks) and circulated to national and international stakeholders in Arabic, French and English, tackles the issue of 'tawteen' on three main levels. [read more...

October 08, 2010
"From Relief And Works to Human Development: UNRWA And Palestinian Refugees After 60 Years"
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (IFI) held a two-day International Conference titled "From Relief and Works to Human Development: UNRWA and Palestinian Refugees after 60 years".
The Conference’s interventions (including Sergio Bianchi's "Community Participation and Human Rights Advocacy: Questions Arising from the Campaign about the Right to Work of Lebanon's Palestinian Refugees") can be accessed through the following link: http://www.aub.edu.lb/ifi/public_policy/pal_camps/ 

October 01, 2010
Code of Conduct for the Arab Syndicated Organizations
The Lebanese Trade Union Training Center (L.T.U.T.C.) has released – with the support of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Foundation - a Code of Conduct for the Arab Syndicated Organizations.
Read the Code of Conduct (Arabic PDF)
Read Al Mustaqbal Article 

September 08, 2010
CEP Commissions Study Concerning the Legislative Amendments of August 17, 2010
In pursuit of its aim to provide accurate and objective information pertaining to the employment of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, the CEP commissioned a Legal Study to attorney Fadi El Kobrossi to analyse and assess the legislative amendments – Laws 128 & 129 – passed in Parliament on August 17, 2010. 

September 01, 2010
Full Text of Amendments to
The Full text of the legal amendments related to the Right to Work for Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon is published in Issue 41 of the Official Gazette (Pages 5141-5142):
Law 128: Amendment of Article 9 of the Social Security Law; and Law 129: Amendment of Article 59 of the Lebanese Labour Law.
Read the Amendment (Arabic PDF)

August 24, 2010
MOU between NEO and ILO
In a move designed to institutionalize the job seeking process and directly link the job seekers with the employers, a Memorandum of Understanding intended to expand the National Employment Office (NEO) was signed by the Lebanese Ministry of Labour and the International Labour Organization (ILO).
Read the full report (in .pdf) 

August 17, 2010
August 17 Legal Amendments
The Parliament ratified on Tuesday August 17, 2010 legal amendments related to the Right to Work for Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon. As reported by The Daily Star newspaper – quoting the Minister of Labour, H.E. Mr. Boutros Harb, "Article 59 of the Labour Law was amended to allow Palestinian refugees the right to work, however with the exception of self-employed professions…The amendment to article 9 of the Social Security Law stipulates that no person under this law may benefit from the family, illness and maternity allowances, as this is the responsibility of the international community…"
The Daily Star also quoted H.E. Abdullah Abdullah, Ambassador of the state of Palestine to Lebanon saying "It removed obstacles…such as the striking down of the 'equal treatment' [Principle of Reciprocity] clause, which was used in the past to prevent Palestinians from working in Lebanon…"
Read Amendment of Article 59 of the Lebanese Labour Law (dated 23/9/1946) (in .jpg)
Read Amendment of Article 9 of the Lebanese Social Security Law (in .pdf)

August 13, 2010
Roundtable "The Rights of the Palestinians in Lebanon between the Draft Proposals & the Actual Rights"
Under the auspices of Minister Wael Abu Faour, The Right to Work Campaign organized "The Rights of the Palestinians in Lebanon between the Draft Proposals & the Actual Rights" roundtable on August 12, 2010 at Beit Atfal Al-Soumoud, Mar Elias Camp. Attendees included to H.E. Mr. Wael Abu Faour, representatives of the Lebanese & Palestinian Civil Society, the CEP, UNRWA, the LPDC, legal experts, researchers and activists.
Read more in As Safir (Arabic in .pdf) 





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