February 22, 2012
Issuance of the Decision Regulating the Granting of Work Permits to Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon
The National News Agency posted on its portal yesterday at 17:00 the Text of the Decision issued by former Minister of Labour, Dr. Charbel Nahhas regulating the implementation of granting a work permit to the Palestinian refugees officially registered with the Directorate of Political & Refugee Affairs (DPRA) in Lebanon.
Read the NNA news (Arabic .pdf)
February 15, 2012
Interior Ministry Sets Up Palestinian Database
Read The Daily Star article (English .pdf)
February 14, 2012
Country Report No. 12/39 (Lebanon) released by the International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Country Report No. 12/39 (Lebanon) released by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) - including a section on Lebanese Labour Market and Skill Mismatches; and a number of recommendations Re. reforms - Annexes II & III.
Read the Report (English .pdf)
Read Al Akhbar Article (Arabic .pdf)
February 04, 2012
"The Labour Market in Lebanon", Issue 1 of Statistics in Focus (SIF)
Released within the context of the EU Twining Project between the Central Administration of Statistics (CAS) and the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA), this first issue of SIF "looks briefly at the labour market key indicators and figures available from a number of surveys conducted by CAS in Lebanon in recent years".
Read the issue (English .pdf)
February 02, 2012
Business outlook uncertain in 2012
Read the Daily Star article (English .pdf)
February 01, 2012
Full Text of Decree No. 7426 dated January 27, 2012
The decree setting the 'Official Minimum Wage for Labourers and Employees who are Subject to the Lebanese Labour Law, the percentage for the High Cost of Living and the modalities of its application' was published in the Official Gazette (Issue 4, pp.1-2) and brought into effect on February 1, 2012.
Read the decree (Arabic .pdf)
January 27, 2012
Release of the "Global Employment Trends 2012: Preventing a deeper jobs crisis"
The Employment Trends unit of the ILO Employment Sector released on January 24 the annual Global Employment Trends report which "offers the latest global and regional information and projections on several indicators of the labour market, including employment, unemployment, working poverty and vulnerable employment. It also presents a number of policy considerations in light of the new challenges facing policy makers in the coming year".
Download the Report (English .pdf)
January 27, 2012
Release of the 4th Arabic Report for Cultural Development
Issued by the Arab Thought Foundation on a yearly basis, the Arabic Report for Cultural Development is "interested with the description and the analysis of the most important aspects of cultural development in the Arab countries, through their basic structures, such as education, media, copyright, information creativity of all kinds and different types, such as poetry, narration, cinema, TV drama, theater, music and singing, as well as the intellectual and cultural harvesting which provide the major features of the cultural movement during a year and its basic details…"
The soft copy will be shortly available at the Arab Thought Foundation portal: http://www.arabthought.org
Read Dar al Hayat article (Arabic .pdf)
January 26, 2012
Release of Issue 9 of the ILO-ROAS Gender Equality Newsletter
The Gender Equality Programme at the ILO Regional Office for the Arab States released earlier this month the ninth issue of its newsletter “… providing highlights of select activities and products from October to December 2011. In this newsletter, we share highlights of two projects: The Palestinian Women’s Economic Empowerment Project in Lebanon and the progress of work with the Pay Equity Initiative in Jordan …”
Read the Newsletter (English .pdf)
January 20, 2012
The Arab Planning Institute: “A Structural Imbalance between the Education Systems and the Labor Market”
Read An-Nahar Article (Arabic .pdf)