The ILO in Saudi Arabia

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    The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Saudi Arabia) has been an ILO member state since 1976 and has ratified 16 ILO Conventions, including six of eight core Conventions. In 2016, the ILO proposed a Decent Work Country Strategy Framework based on development challenges, priorities expressed by the Ministry of Labour and Social Development, as well as past ILO interventions in Saudi Arabia. At the same time, the ILO has been active in several areas across the country through different technical cooperation projects as well as flagship ILO programmes which aim to enhance decent work in the Kingdom. More on Saudi Arabia

With ILO Support Saudi Arabia:

  1. Child Labour

    • Ratified the Minimum Age Convention No. 138  on the minimum age for employment.

  2. Domestic Workers

    • Adopted regulation which guarantees minimum working conditions for domestic workers. 
    • Launched an online platform for direct recruitment of domestic workers under the Ministry of Labour and Social Development.

  3. International Labour Standards

    • Ratified the Minimum Age Convention No. 138 on the minimum working age.