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. Development cooperation

    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. Publication

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

    28 November 2023

  3. Responsible business conduct

    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.

  4. Project

    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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

    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.

  10. 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.