Comment and Analysis
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.
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.
Why workers must be central to safety and health efforts in Qatar
27 April 2022
As we celebrate World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2022, Afroz Dawar, OSH professional and workers representative, reflects on the importance of social dialogue for the promotion of safety at work in Qatar.
Fragility Forum: Economic Opportunities for the Forcibly Displaced
15 March 2022
Maha Katta, ILO Senior Resilience and Crisis Response Specialist for Arab States joins the World Bank and UNHCR to discuss the development approach to forced displacement, with a focus on refugees and host communities in Jordan.
Enhancing Durable Solutions - The Nexus and Forced Displacement
03 March 2022
ILO's Chief Technical Adviser for PROSPECTS in the Arab States region, Shaza Al Jondi, joins other specialists from UN agencies and NGOs to explore the relationship between forced displacement and the humanitarian-development-peace nexus (HDPN) approach, highlighting good practice examples, key challenges and emerging opportunities.
The role of career guidance in a changing world of work
16 February 2022
Human-centered career guidance and employment services can support the transition or re-entry of job seekers into employment, meet the needs of enterprises and contribute to economic priorities.
From conflict to recovery: Promoting decent employment in Iraq
16 March 2021
The ILO established its first country coordination office in Baghdad a year ago. Maha Kattaa reflects on her first year in Iraq as country coordinator, and sheds light on how the ILO is working with its partners to promote employment opportunities and decent work in the country.
18th December: A special day to reflect on 2020
18 December 2020
As Qatar National Day and International Migrants Day fall on the same date, it is important to highlight the positive changes the labour reforms will have on the migrant population, their families and the economy of Qatar, says Houtan Homayounpour, Head of the ILO Project Office in Qatar.
Social Security in Oman
Oman’s new unemployment insurance scheme will reduce COVID-19 labour market shocks – PASI General Manager
16 October 2020
Public Authority for Social Insurance (PASI) General Manager Dr. Faisal Abdullah Al Farsi speaks to the ILO on Oman’s long-awaited unemployment insurance scheme.
Changes in the labour market in Qatar
Dismantling the kafala system and introducing a minimum wage mark new era for Qatar labour market
30 August 2020
Greater freedom to change jobs, combined with a non-discriminatory minimum wage, will benefit employers and workers alike.