Prevention, protection and prosecution against forced labour in Qatar

The entire joint programme of the ILO and the Ministry of Labour (MOL) contributes to the prevention of forced labour by reducing systemic vulnerabilities in recruitment, and employment and working conditions. Under this Pillar, efforts focus on strengthening the implementation of law and policiesy and legislation, and training MOL and other government officials.

The programme is also collaborating with the National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking to support to the opening and operation of the shelters for victims of exploitation, and to raise awareness among officials and in society.
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    ILO InfoStory

    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.

  2. Event

    From Antwerp to Qatar: The long road to decent work in the construction sector

  3. Watch

    Personal perspectives on the impact of Qatar’s labour reforms

    17 June 2022

    This collection of video interviews features various individuals who recount the achievements and remaining challenges of Qatar’s labour reforms through their own experience.

  4. Watch

    Qatar’s labour reforms in numbers

    14 May 2022

    In recent years, the Government of Qatar has introduced major labour reforms, marking a new era for labour relations. This short video animation presents the achievements and some of the remaining priorities in terms of the implementation of Qatar’s labour reforms.

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    Qatar’s labour reforms: what has been achieved?

    02 January 2022

    In recent years, the Government of Qatar has introduced major labour reforms, marking a new era for workers and employers. Key legislation and systems have been introduced to protect workers, and efforts are ongoing to ensure these reforms are fully implemented.

  6. Publication

    The Fight Against Forced Labour and Trafficking for Labour Exploitation in Qatar

    30 July 2021

    What is forced labour and human trafficking? And how are these crimes addressed in Qatari law? This handbook serves as a guide for understanding and identifying these crimes and the national strategy to combat them.

  7. Watch

    Working in Qatar: important documents to keep safe

    11 November 2020

    When working in Qatar, make sure take good care of important documents. This short video gives you some tips on how to keep safe your passport, your Qatar ID card, your ATM card, your employment contract and your heath card.

  8. Publication

    Passport confiscation is illegal!

    30 July 2020

    Passport confiscation is illegal in the State of Qatar and could be an indicator of forced labour and human trafficking.

  9. Article

    Targeted training for labour inspectors in Qatar on forced labour and human trafficking

    30 July 2020

  10. FAIR Programme - Phase II

    Integrated Programme on Fair Recruitment (FAIR) Phase II

    15 January 2019

    This global project seeks to contribute to the promotion of fair recruitment practices globally and across specific migration corridors in North Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. Target countries include Hong Kong SAR, Jordan, Nepal, the Philippines, Tunisia and Qatar.