The Kingdom of Bahrain has been a member of the ILO since 1977 and has ratified 10 ILO Conventions, including five of the eight fundamental conventions. In 2010 Bahrain became the first Gulf Cooperation Council nation to adopt a Decent Work Country Programme, the ILO's main three-year vehicle for delivery of support to countries. In August 2016, the ILO and Bahrain prepared a new Decent Work Country Programme with a focus on capacity building for tripartite constituents as well as International Labour Standards, social dialogue, unemployment insurance and protection of migrant workers. More on Bahrain
26 July 2023
Extending social protection to migrant workers in Gulf countries: State of play and next steps for reform?
26 June 2023
07 March 2023
This White Paper serves to further stimulate policy dialogue for fair migration in the countries of origin and destination in Asia the Arab States corridor
With ILO Support Bahrain:
International Labour Standards
- Adopted the first labour law the GCC to allow foreign workers to switch jobs without employers’ consent, covers more forms of domestic work, and forbids wage discrimination on the basis of gender, ethnic origin, language, or creed.