Labour inspectors have a unique role in combatting forced labour and human trafficking. They are among the frontline workers that are being celebrated in this year’s UN campaign to mark the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on 30 July. As part of the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) technical cooperation programme with the State of Qatar, all labour inspectors of the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (ADLSA) are being trained on identifying forced labour and human trafficking, taking remedial action to protect victims, and to support the prosecution of perpetrators.
This training is part of the training plan for 2019-2022 developed by the Strategic Office of ADLSA, in collaboration with the Institute of Public Administration, and the ILO. Enhancing operational capacity of labour inspectors through training is in line with the National Policy for Labour Inspection adopted in 2019 to support the department’s transition away from the traditional enforcement model driven by reactive and routine inspections, towards a strategic approach focusing on specific sectors and issues, within a broader framework of strategic compliance planning.