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B-roll: ILO Governing Body welcomes Qatar’s commitment to bolster migrant worker rights

At its 331st Session, the International Labour Organization's Governing Body recognized progress made by Qatar, and welcomed its commitment to ensuring fundamental principles and rights at work for all workers and the resulting breakthrough to end the “kafala” sponsorship system.

Date issued: 08 November 2017 | Size/duration: 01:27




Geneva, Switzerland

Production date: 

8 November 2017


 English and Arabic


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Video type:

Video News Release





The ILO Governing Body session on the complaint concerning non-observance by Qatar of the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29) , and the Labour Inspection Convention, 1947 (No. 81) , concluded on Wednesday (8 November) with a decision to close the complaint, while endorsing the launch of a comprehensive 3-year ILO technical cooperation programme in Qatar. 





00:00 – 00:40

General views of the Int’l Labour Org. Governing Body room

00:41 – 00:44

HE Minister of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs of Qatar, Dr. Issa bin Saad Al Jafali Al Nuaimi:

Thank you for listening (followed by formal Arabic traditional greeting)

00:45 – 01:04

Luc Cortebeeck, Chairperson of the ILO’s Governing Body:

The Governing Body of the ILO decided to close the complaint procedure under Article 26 about Qatar, and launched a technical cooperation programme of three years with a road map and a plan of action.  

01:05 – 01:26

Signing of technical cooperation agreement between Qatar and ILO with HE Dr. Issa bin Saad Al Jafali Al Nuaimi and ILO Director-General Guy Ryder