Resources on Qatar

  1. © C. Lepetit / Only World 2023

    Statement following the New York Times story on the ILO’s work in Qatar

    11 March 2023

  2. Promoting gender equality, diversity, and inclusion in Qatar

    09 March 2023

    In the lead up to International Women’s Day 2023, Qatar’s Ministry of Labour and the ILO Office in Qatar have engaged in a series of activities with workers, employers, and university students to promote awareness on diversity, equality, and inclusion in the workplace.

  3. What did you do this year to promote gender equality?

    08 March 2023

    As we celebrate International Women’s Day 2023, Max Tuñon, Head of the ILO in Qatar, and Marie-José Tayah, ILO Technical Specialist on Social Dialogue, reflect on the importance of enabling discussions on decent work for women in Qatar.

  4. Fake job opportunities at ILO-Qatar

    21 February 2023

  5. The background to the ILO-Qatar technical cooperation programme

    20 February 2023

    This note sets out the steps taken under the ILO supervisory mechanism and the subsequent negotiations that lead to the opening of the Project Office in Qatar in 2018. It summarizes some of the key developments under the technical cooperation programme.

  6. ILO Director-General concludes visit to Qatar

    04 December 2022

    During his two-day trip, International Labour Organization Director-General, Gilbert F. Houngbo, held talks with senior Qatari officials and migrant worker representatives on issues including strengthening labour rights and standards and building social justice.

  7. © ILO 2023

    What’s the story on labour rights in Qatar?

    18 November 2022

    The ILO has been closely involved in supporting labour reforms in Qatar, through a technical cooperation programme that began in 2018. With the football World Cup due to kick off in Qatar on 20 November, Max Tuñón, head of the ILO Office in Doha and Chief Technical Adviser of the programme, joins the ILO's Future of Work podcast to discuss the labour reforms in the country.

  8. How have labour reforms progressed in Qatar?

    16 November 2022

    The World Cup is approaching, and the eyes of the world will be on Qatar. Sport has an important role to play in promoting respect for human rights. In Qatar the World Cup has accelerated the adoption of wide-ranging labour reforms to improve the lives of working people in the country. Let’s explore what has changed for migrant workers in Qatar.

  9. © ILO 2023

    World Cup 2022: What has changed for migrant workers in Qatar?

    15 November 2022

    Recent labour reforms in Qatar have already improved conditions for hundreds of thousands of workers, but urgent additional efforts are needed to ensure all workers can benefit.

  10. © ILO 2023

    ILO and Qatar agree to continue joint work on labour reform

    03 November 2022

    The ILO and the Government of Qatar have reviewed progress made on labour reforms under their joint programme and agreed to continue working together to build a modern and dynamic labour market in the country.