Qatar has been a member of the International Labour Organization (ILO) since 1972 and has ratified six conventions including five of the fundamental conventions. Since 2017 Qatar and the ILO have entered into a three-year technical cooperation programme to carry out extensive labour reforms. This focusses on areas including wage levels and payment, reform of the sponsorship system (kafala) and the promotion of workers voice. More on Qatar
28 March 2019
Middle East and North Africa
20 March 2019
06 February 2019
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With ILO Support Qatar:
- Introduced reforms to the Kafala (sponsorship) system.
- Passed a law to abolish the exit permit for non-domestic foreign workers.
- Launched 104 start-ups and created 416 jobs.
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).