Promoting workers’ voice & access to justice in Qatar

The ILO is working with Qatar on promoting workers’ voice, strengthening national dispute settlement mechanisms, as well as on promoting social dialogue at both the enterprise level and at the national level.
  1. International Women’s Day

    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.

  2. Op-Ed

    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.

  3. Labour rights

    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.

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    ILO InfoStory

    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.

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    ILO-Qatar Technical Cooperation Programme

    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.

  6. ILO-Qatar Technical Cooperation Programme

    Four years of labour reforms in Qatar

    01 November 2022

    Two new ILO reports outline progress made and the challenges that remain in the implementation of Qatar’s labour reforms, through which new legislation was adopted and labour administration systems enhanced.

  7. News

    Qatar’s joint worker-management committees receive first training on International Labour Standards on discrimination, violence, and harassment in the workplace

    31 October 2022

    Workers and management representatives from six enterprises in various sectors received training on inclusive workplaces, shedding light on the interconnection between international labour standards, national labour law, and company level policies.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Social dialogue

    Worker-management Joint Committees in Qatar celebrate International Workers’ Day

    01 May 2022

    Workers’ and management representatives in Qatar celebrated Labour Day by sharing the positive experience and impact of Joint Committees in their enterprise, and their commitment to social dialogue and workplace cooperation.