World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2021
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World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2021
Slow jobs recovery and increased inequality risk long-term COVID-19 scarring
ILO projections highlight the danger of a COVID-19 labour market legacy of increased geographic and demographic inequality, rising poverty and fewer decent jobs.
In addition to the minimum monthly basic wage of 1,000 Qatari riyals QAR (275 USD), the legislation stipulates that employers must pay allowances of at least QAR 300 and QAR 500 for food and housing respectively, if they do not provide workers with these directly.
Today it is composed of 20 eminent jurists appointed by the Governing Body for three-year terms. The experts come from different geographic regions, legal systems and cultures.
The results cover the comprehensive components of the Survey, reflecting socio-demographic statuses, education and employment characteristics of household residents, as well as living conditions such as health insurance, disability and housing characteristics disaggregated by sex and age.
During the side event, participants will address the following topics:
The impact of the socio-economic crisis on refugees and host communities in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, and Iraq, and instruments and measures that were used to quickly adapt to unforeseen changes;
The importance of both short and long term employment creation for resilience of individuals and host communities affected by forced displacement;
The importance of linking young people with job opportunities, which means improving the linkages between the demand side (jobs, entrepreneurship opportunities) as well as the supply side of the labour market (market-relevant and accessible education, training, skills);
Good practices and lessons learned from collaboration between humanitarian and development partners with a focus on innovative partnerships that bridge the humanitarian-development peace nexus;
Impact of jobs creation programmes on social cohesion;
Refugees and host countries experiences.
We need to move beyond debates in terms of numbers, flows and remittances, and towards concrete measures – with international labour standards as their core – that will improve labour migration governance. (...) There is still too little being invested at national and regional levels to protect the rights of migrant workers, particularly in those economic sectors (e.g. agriculture, domestic work, construction) with higher risks in terms of recruitment processes, working conditions, wages and social security.
When compared to other regions, the Arab States region is now the worst performing globally in terms of productivity growth.
The report found that, between 2010 and 2019, productivity growth declined in GCC countries by 0.8 per cent, and in non-GCC countries by 1.5 per cent.
Youth jobs’ gains wiped out by slow recovery
The long-term impact of the youth employment crisis could be felt for decades.
73.4 million young people – 12.6 % – are expected to be out of work in 2013, an increase of 3.5 million between 2007 and 2013.
Studies on Growth with Equity
Building a social pillar for European convergence
This report finds that EU Member States are either diverging in terms of socio-economic performance or converging towards deteriorating outcomes such as worsening inequality and widening structural imbalances.
(...) This report finds that EU Member States are either diverging in terms of socio-economic performance or converging towards deteriorating outcomes such as worsening inequality and widening structural imbalances.
Ms Karon MONAGHAN (United Kingdom) [Appointed in 2013] Queen’s Counsel; former Deputy High Court Judge (2010–19); former Judge of the Employment Tribunal (2000–08); practising lawyer with Matrix Chambers, specializing in discrimination and equality law, human rights law, European Union law, public law and employment law; advisory positions include Special Adviser to the House of Commons Business, Innovation and Skills Committee for the inquiry on women in the workplace (2013–14); former Honorary Visiting Professor, Faculties of Laws, University College London.