The ILO in Oman

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    Omani women work on handmade crafts in a souk.

    The Sultanate of Oman has been a member state of the ILO since 1994, all of which are one of the eight fundamental conventions. In 2010, Oman enacted its Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP), the ILO's main three-year vehicle for delivery of support to countries. The DWCP was extended in 2014 for a further two years and focused on Omanisation of the workforce, social dialogue, labour administration, International Labour Standards; and social protection. More on Oman

With ILO Support Oman:

  1. Employers’ Organizations

    • The Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry  lobbied for flexible hiring quotas for foreign workers in the hospitality industry.


  1. Towards a New Oman Decent Work Country Programme

    The ILO constituents in Oman and the ILO have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop a new Decent Work Country Programme that reflects the latest priorities of Oman, the ILO’s Social Justice Declaration and other key developments. Work is ongoing to complete this DWCP by the end of 2023.

  2. Ways forward in recruitment of low-­skilled migrant workers in the Asia-­Arab states corridor

    Within the Asia-Arab States corridor, the ILO Regional Office for Arab States (ROAS) and the ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) have collaborated with constituents to promote fair migration during several forums. It outlines – in Section 1 - the main challenges to fair recruitment in the Asia-Arab States corridor, and proposes concrete measures for reform (in Section 2).