Qatar praised for labour reforms at ILO Governing Body meetings

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The State of Qatar took part in the meetings of the 337th session of the Governing Body of the International Labor Organization (ILO) in Geneva with a delegation from the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs headed by the Minister of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs, H E  Yousef bin Mohammed Al Othman Fakhroo. The ILO Governing Body reviewed the legislation and procedures carried out by Qatar in the labor market. 

Representatives of the governments of the participating countries, including the European Union, the USA, Switzerland, Canada and representatives of the trade unions, praised the achievements made by Qatar, stressing that Qatar is a model for the region in light of the significant development in labor laws. H E  Yousef bin Mohammed Al Othman Fakhroo thanked the speakers and highlighted the legislation and the developments achieved by the State of Qatar in accordance with the strategic objectives of its National Vision 2030. 

The Minister underlined the keenness of Qatar on creating a safe, investment-stimulating and balanced working environment for the benefit of the Qatari labour market and the three production parties, stressing that Qatar will continue cooperation and partnerships with friendly countries and international trade unions. 

Representing Qatari businessmen, Eng. Nasser Al Meer has participated in the meetings of board of directors of the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva, Switzerland.


Qatari businessmen, Eng. Nasser Al Meer (pictured) said that the ILO meetings reviewed the Qatar’s report as well as laws and procedures adopted by the government in terms of labour and expatriating labourers.

He noted that attendees paid tribute to Qatar’s laws and legislatives issued in this regard; noting that they also praised cooperation established between Qatar and the international organization terming is as a model for countries of the region. He also said that businesspersons representing participating countries eluded efforts and the role played by Qatar Chamber in enhancing cooperation with Qatari government for developing laws related to labour market.

Al Meer pointed out that businessmen, Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs and ILO Office in Qatar agreed to hold seminars to raise awareness on laws related to labourers in cooperation with Qatar Chamber. It discussed the approval of the ILO draft work programme and results for the two years 2020 and 2021, as well as the employment and social protection programmes, social dialogue among the three working parties. The agenda also included the ILO development cooperation in support of the objectives of the sustainable development as well as the legal issues, international labour standards, annual evaluation reports and issues related to personnel affairs of the organisation.