Delegates to the Regional Tripartite Conference on Promoting Convention 189 in Cairo from October 22-24, 2012 included government, worker, employer and civil society representatives from Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.The three-day conference promotes decent work for domestic workers in the Arab region, bringing together government, employer and worker representatives, diplomatic missions, civil society groups and international organizations.
- Raise awareness on Convention No. 189 and Recommendation No. 201 that guide action to protect domestic workers;
- Support implementation by facilitating the sharing of knowledge and experiences regarding the extension of labour law to domestic workers and its enforcement, as well as the regulation of activities of recruitment agencies;
- Create greater opportunities for women and men to secure decent employment and income;
- Strengthen tripartism and social dialogue on this issue
- C189 - Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189)
- R201 - Domestic Workers Recommendation, 2011 (No. 201)
- Time for Arabs to live up to their call for social justice by protecting vulnerable workers
- Will Arab states ratify historic international labour standards on domestic work?
- Background Note No. 1: National legal frameworks for domestic workers in the Arab States
- Background Note No. 2: Working time standards for domestic workers
- Background Note No. 3: Remuneration in domestic work
- Background Note No. 4: Extending Labour Laws - Ensuring Compliance
- Background Note No. 5: Regulating Private Employment Agencies
- Fact Sheet No. I: Action Programme for Protecting the Rights of Women Migrant Domestic Workers (PROWD) in Lebanon 2011-2014
- Fact Sheet No II: F Action Programme for Protecting the Rights of Women Migrant Domestic Workers (PROWD) in Lebanon 2011-2014
- Domestic workers inthe context of labour migration in the Arab States
- Making decent work a reality for domestic workers: The ILO Strategy
- The Philippine Experience: Lessone ans Challenges
- The Role of Labour Administration and Inspection in Protecting the Rights of Domestic Workers
- Labour Law Coverage for Domestic Workers: What, WHy and How?
- Enhancing Compliance and Enforcement of Laws Protectign Domestic Workers
- Speech of Mr. Mr. Khalifa Mattar, IOE Statement
- Keynote address by Ms. Manuela Tomei, Director, ILO Labour Protection Department