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December 12, 2012
UNRWA Community Newsletter – Issue 23
Arabic Version (.pdf)
English Version (.pdf)

December 08, 2012
“IFI programme finds Palestinian labor rights still in need of recognition

The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs’ (IFI) – AUB, in collaboration with the ‘Right to Work Campaign’, held on December 4, 2012 a lecture on the “Right to Work for Palestinians in Lebanon" with interventions by Dr. Aziza Khalidi, Dr. Sawsan Abdulrahim and the former Minister of Labour Dr. Charbel Nahhas. The Office of Communications at the American University of Beirut posted an article/news summarizing the interventions of the panelists
Read the Article (English)


November 20, 2012
ILO-CEP Workshop to present and discuss the results of the labour force survey of Palestinians living in refugee camps and selected gatherings in Lebanon
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October 20, 2012
Interview with Dr. Khaldoun El Sharif (President of the Lebanese-Palestinian Dialogue Committee, LPDC)

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October 09, 2012
Launch of the 2012 “Monitor of the Socio-Economic Rights in the Arab World”
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October 05, 2012
Meeting on Connectivity with Employers

Within the SDC-funded project on Employment Services for Palestinian Refugees in South Lebanon, a joint ILO-UNRWA meeting titled “Connectivity with Employers” was held on October 5, 2012 at the Rest House in Tyre. As stated in the background paper, the “project involves establishing employment services centres in Saida, Tyre, and Greater Beirut. With the centre in the North, this will result in the establishment of a national network for the placement of Palestinian jobseekers whereby the centres will help jobseekers to find a job and assist employers to identify employees…” And the workshop’s objectives are to: “Inform employers’ organizations of the services provided by the ESCs and the legal framework and administrative procedures entailed to employ Palestinian refugees; Address challenges in practice and quality and decent jobs offered to Palestinian refugees; Identify potential skills and labour demand gaps to support outreach activities; and discuss potential contribution in advancing employment of Palestinian job seekers and enhancing effectiveness of employment services targeting Palestinian refugees…”
Read the Agenda ( English.pdf)


September 27, 2012
“The Decent Work Country Policy Analysis in Lebanon”

As noted in the ILO communiqué, “the Ministry of Labour and the ILO launched a public consultation on the state of the Lebanese labour market on Wednesday September 26, ahead of the publication of a joint report that examines employment creation, social protection, social dialogue and rights at work in Lebanon…” – due to be released in late 2012.
More on the Report's objectives can be accessed through:
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/region/arpro/beirut/what/events/2012/dwcpolicy_leb_2012/index.htm


September 13, 2012
At refugee camp, UN envoy witnesses daily struggles for Palestinians in Lebanon

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September 05, 2012
Promoting the nursing profession within the Palestinian Communities in Lebanon

The consultative meeting aimed at hammering out "cooperation opportunities in promoting the nursing profession within the Palestinian Communities in Lebanon". More specifically the meeting\'s objectives were as follows: 1) Get introduced to the potential of work opportunities for Palestinian nurses in Lebanon within the legal framework; 2) discuss potential promotional campaign for professional nursing education within the Palestinian community; 3) introduce ANERA’s new scholarship project supporting BT nursing studies; and coordinate with the participating NGOs, Order of Nurses, and concerned stakeholders on the recruitment of candidates for the year 2012- 2013.


September 05, 2012
Global Employment Outlook September 2012: Bleak Labour Market Prospects for Youth
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