Resources on Qatar

  1. ILO and Qatar sign new 4-year programme to advance labour reforms

    04 March 2024

    The new 4-year programme aims to consolidate the efforts of previous years and strengthen labour market policies and institutions in Qatar.

  2. Qatar: Regulatory framework governing migrant workers

    14 December 2023

    The country briefs map the key legal provisions dealing with migrant workers in eight Arab countries, summarizing the legal rules about who pays for recruitment, whether passport confiscation is prohibited by law, minimum working conditions including wages, working hours and rest periods, how to lodge grievances, and brief details of each country’s sponsorship regime.

  3. ILO Launches Flagship Study on Extending Social Protection to Migrant Workers in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries

    30 November 2023

  4. Social protection for migrant workers in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries: A regional mapping of provisions on paper and in practice

    28 November 2023

  5. Progress report on the technical cooperation programme between the Government of Qatar and the ILO

    13 November 2023

    This document provides an annual progress report on the technical cooperation programme agreed between the Government of Qatar and the ILO for 2023.

  6. Workshop with GCC governments promotes a rights-based approach to employment contract termination for migrant workers in the Gulf

    The ILO, together with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), UN Women and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), and the GCC Executive Bureau co-hosted a workshop with representatives of the six GCC governments (United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Bahrain, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sultanate of Oman, State of Qatar and State of Kuwait) to discuss legislation, policies, reforms, good practices and remaining challenges in addressing issues around ‘unexplained absences’ from the workplace.

  7. Mainstreaming human rights into the curriculum of Qatar’s largest business school

    06 October 2023

    The ILO and the Ministry of Labour of Qatar are working with Qatar University to write a casebook on business and human rights, with a focus on labour rights initiatives in Qatar.

  8. A time for social justice

    12 September 2023

    In his address at Georgetown University in Qatar ILO Director-General Gilbert Houngbo highlighted the pressing need for global action on social justice amid multiple crises, labour market inequalities, and technological transformations.

  9. Extending Social Protection to Migrant Workers: Exploratory Research and Policy Dialogue in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries

    11 June 2023

    Advancing the agenda of extending social protection to migrants in GCC countries by increasing knowledge of existing coverage gaps, facilitating dialogue between stakeholders in countries of origin and destination, and providing technical assistance to ongoing policy reforms.

  10. As temperatures soar worldwide, experts gather to tackle heat stress at work

    10 May 2023

    The Government of Qatar and the ILO held an international conference on occupational heat stress in Doha on May 9-10, 2023. The conference brought together international experts, government officials, workers’ and employers’ organizations to share experiences and strategies to prevent and mitigate the impact of heat stress on workers worldwide.