The ILO in Qatar


Qatar has been a member of the International Labour Organization (ILO) since 1972 and has ratified six conventions including five of the fundamental conventions. In 2017 Qatar and the ILO have started the first phase of a technical cooperation programme to carry out extensive labour reforms. The second phase of the technical cooperation programme runs from July 2021 until the end of 2023.

Key resources

  1. Document

    Overview of Qatar’s labour reforms

    07 April 2022

    Since 2018, the ILO has been supporting the Government of Qatar in adopting a comprehensive and ambitious package of labour reforms. The measures taken have already improved the working and living conditions for hundreds of thousands of workers, and additional efforts are needed to ensure that all workers can benefit. Below is a summary of the progress made to date.

  2. Occupational safety and health

    ILO publishes report on work-related deaths and injuries in Qatar

    18 November 2021

    Report identifies gaps in data collection on work-related deaths and injuries and calls for improvements.

  3. Heat stress

    New legislation in Qatar provides greater protection to workers from heat stress

    27 May 2021

    Prohibited summertime working hours expanded by four weeks and annual health checks for workers introduced.