WELCOME TO THE CEP
The CEP came into being in June 2006, as an informal body, to provide objective and reliable information to relevant stakeholders in the debate on Palestinian refugee employment. Initially established as the ‘Follow-up Committee for Employment of Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon’ (FCEP), the Committee aimed to pursue a number of recommendations from a workshop on employability of Palestinians in Lebanon.
Having firmly established itself as an authoritative and credible feature in the debate on refugee employment, Committee Members unanimously agreed in July 2009 to omit henceforth ‘Follow-up’ from its name. This represents a consistent commitment to strengthen advocacy activities, while continuing as an independent body to provide to key stakeholders authoritative knowledge instruments (including research papers) in a variety of formats.
Through research, information, debate and communications, the CEP seeks to establish that the employment of Palestinian refugees and better working conditions is a win-win scenario for both the Palestinians and the Lebanese.
Committee members are stakeholders in the Palestinian Refugee Employment issue and are drawn from the Lebanese Government (Ministry of Labour and Ministry of Foreign Affairs), the PLO, Palestinian and Lebanese Civil Society, multilateral organisations (UNRWA and ILO), and the Business Community. Its Secretariat is located in the UNRWA Lebanon Field Office and funded by the Norwegian People's Aid, NPA.
December 24, 2012 – UNRWA
Release of “UNRWA Statistics - 2011: Selected Indicators”
December 13, 2012 – The Peninsula
Experts Meet in Beirut for Discussion on Region’s Youth
December 12, 2012 – UNRWA
UNRWA Community Newsletter – Issue 23
December 08, 2012 - AUB
“IFI programme finds Palestinian labor rights still in need of recognition"
November 20, 2012 – ILO/CEP
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
October 20, 2012 – Al Akhbar
Interview with Dr. Khaldoun El Sharif (President of the Lebanese-Palestinian Dialogue Committee, LPDC)
October 9, 2012 – ANND
Launch of the 2012 “Monitor of the Socio-Economic Rights in the Arab World”
October 5, 2012 – SDC/UNRWA/ILO
Meeting on Connectivity with Employers
September 5, 2012 - ILO
Global Employment Outlook September 2012: Bleak Labour Market Prospects for Youth