ILO Project Office for the State of Qatar

Qatar’s Minister of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs Issa Saad Al Jafali Al Nuaimi and ILO Deputy Director-General for Field Operations and Partnerships Moussa Oumarou cut the ribbon to open the ILO Project Office for Qatar
On 8 November 2017 the ILO and Qatar entered into a comprehensive 3-year technical cooperation programme. This reflects the commitment of the Government of Qatar and the ILO to cooperate on ensuring compliance with ratified international labour Conventions as well as achieving basic principles and rights related to work in the State of Qatar. ILO’s Project Office for the State of Qatar was subsequently established in Doha in April 2018 and is supporting the government’s labour reform agenda. For more see here

What's New

  1. Heat stress research to benefit workers and companies in Qatar

    23 July 2019

    Results to inform enterprise level strategies to manage and mitigate heat stress risks

  2. Ensuring fair recruitment through the Qatar Visa Center in Sri Lanka

    18 June 2019

    ILO brings together government, trade unions and civil society to discuss progress on fair recruitment through Qatar Visa Centers.

  3. International Domestic Workers Day celebrated in Qatar with fun-filled event

    16 June 2019

    Celebration highlights rights, lives and contribution of domestic workers

  4. International Domestic Workers Day to be marked in Qatar

    12 June 2019

    All domestic workers and their employers invited to celebrate the International Domestic Workers Day at a fun and informative event.

  5. Public sector clients pledge action to foster fair recruitment

    21 May 2019

    Leading public institutions pledge support for national efforts to ensure fair recruitment of migrant workers in Qatar

  6. Young people seek OSH solutions at SafeJam 2019

    09 May 2019

    Event highlights importance of engaging youth in strengthening OSH culture in Qatar

  7. Decree paves way for election of worker representatives in enterprises

    1 May 2019

    Worker voice to be boosted through elections to Joint Committees

  8. First Qatar OSH month comes to a successful close

    30 April 2019

    Over 15,000 take part in events across Qatar to strengthen culture of Occupational Safety and Health

  9. New heat stress guidance to be issued before summer 2019

    28 April 2019

    Heat stress guidance and a new labour inspection policy to foster a national preventative safety and health culture in Qatar.

  10. Over 1,000 runners enjoy first Qatar ‘Workers Fun Run’

    26 April 2019

    Migrant workers enjoy unique event promoting togetherness and good health

  11. ILO supports strategic compliance planning for the Labour Inspection Department in Qatar

    28 March 2019

    Goal to transition from traditional inspection model to strategic approach

  12. Fair recruitment to the fore in Qatar

    06 February 2019

    Fair recruitment features prominently in the technical cooperation programme signed between the International Labour Organization and the State of Qatar. Alix Nasri, Labour Migration and Employment Specialist based at the ILO Project Office in Doha explains what is being done.

  13. United Nations Day celebrated in Qatar

    13 December 2018

    United Nations Day has been celebrated for the first time in Qatar, marking the strong relationship between the UN and the State of Qatar

  14. Challenges and opportunities of Qatar labour law reform discussed

    11 November 2018

    Benefits and challenges of reforms highlighted at conference

  15. ILO works with Qatar to promote equality and non-discrimination in the workforce

    20 October 2018

    Workshop looks at ILO’s Convention 111 and application in Qatari context

  16. Qatar Financial Centre, Labour Ministry and International Labour Organization join hands to enhance human-resource skills in Qatar

    25 September 2018

    Capacity building programme to help build culture of workplace cooperation.

  17. International best practices on domestic workers discussed in Qatar

    18 September 2018

    Partners share ideas on how the rights of both domestic workers and their employers can be ensured.

  18. End of exit permits for most migrant workers in Qatar welcomed

    04 September 2018

    Qatar introduces new legislation to ensure freedom of movement of migrant workers, advancing its reform agenda.

  19. ILO inaugurates its first project office in Qatar

    30 April 2018

    The office will support implementation of a comprehensive technical cooperation programme on working conditions and labour rights in Qatar.

  20. ILO Governing Body welcomes Qatar’s commitment to bolster migrant worker rights

    08 November 2017

    At its 331st Session, the ILO’s Governing Body recognized progress made by Qatar, and welcomed its commitment to ensuring fundamental principles and rights at work for all workers and the resulting breakthrough to end the “kafala” sponsorship system.