News and events from the PROSPECTS project

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    World Refugee Day: The power of inclusion

    20 June 2021

    World Refugee Day, 20 June, is the international day designated by the United Nations to honour refugees around the globe. It celebrates the strength and courage of people who have been forced to flee their home country to escape persecution, conflict, violence, human rights violations and events seriously disturbing public order. This goal continues to grow in importance as the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) estimates that almost 82.5 million were forcibly displaced at the end of 2020.

  2. Event

    ILO trains trainers on financial education in Iraq

    The training equips future trainers with knowledge in financial management topics so they can enhance the financial skills of young people and entrepreneurs, under an ILO initiative to improve livelihoods and self-employment of host communities and refugees in Iraq.

  3. Press release

    Netherlands and ILO officials visit interventions supporting decent work for displaced populations and host communities in Iraq

    09 June 2021

    The interventions are part of the PROSPECTS programme, spearheaded by the Government of the Netherlands, which seeks to improve access to employment, education and protection.

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    ILO's My First Business training programme promotes entrepreneurship among young Lebanese nationals and Syrian refugees

    09 June 2021

    With support from the Government of the Netherlands, the ILO has trained over 650 vulnerable women and men, the majority of whom are youth, on its My First Business entrepreneurship training programme, promoting livelihoods and decent job creation with a focus on the agriculture and agro-food sectors.

  5. News

    Global pool of multi-lingual trainers established to make finance work for refugees and host communities around the world

    04 June 2021

    The capacity development of trainers in “Making Finance Work for Refugees and Host communities” aims to develop a pool of trainers to be deployed around the world to teach and technically support financial services providers in expanding their services to refugees’ market segments, which will in turn enable refugees and host communities to access more suitable financial services.

  6. Press release

    The ILO and the Federation of Egyptian Industries (FEI) join forces to support youth and refugees in Greater Cairo

    31 May 2021

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Federation of Egyptian Industries (FEI) have signed an agreement to implement the apprenticeship programme for Egyptian youth and refugee communities in Greater Cairo.

  7. Press release

    ILO, Madrasati and Ministry of Education celebrate the achievements of joint venture to strengthen career guidance services in Jordanian public schools

    29 May 2021

    With the support of the Government of the Netherlands, 3,000 youth including vulnerable Jordanians and Syrian refugees, participated in the initiative.

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    Partnership for improving prospects for forcibly displaced persons and host communities

    26 May 2021

    Financially supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, five Partners join efforts to develop a new paradigm in responding to forced displacement crises, particularly through the involvement of development actors. The Partnership hopes to transform the way governments and other stakeholders, including the social partners and the private sector, respond to forced displacement crises, by fostering an enabling environment for socio-economic inclusion; improving access to education and protection for vulnerable children on the move; and strengthening the resilience of host communities.

  9. News

    The ILO launches its compendium on “Employment and decent work in refugee and other forced displacement contexts”

    04 May 2021

  10. Event

    ILO and key stakeholders review and validate new reports on Lebanon’s TVET system

    The reports on the accreditation of private skills training providers and on testing and certification practices will contribute to strengthening the governance of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training system in the country.