Suspicious campaigns target Qatar-ILO cooperation: Al Marri

Geneva: The Ministry of Labor organized a meeting with representatives of the regional offices of the International Labor Organization (ILO), on the sidelines of the 110th session of the International Labor Conference currently being held in Geneva.

The organization of the meeting was part of the strategy of the Ministry of Labor to communicate with international organizations to inform them of the latest developments in the labor sector in Qatar, in particular the reforms that Qatar has implemented. to improve the working environment.

During the meeting, the Minister of Labour, HE Dr. Ali bin Smaikh Al Marri, highlighted the latest fundamental reforms in the labor sector in the State of Qatar, noting that the progress made in improving the working environment is the result of fruitful cooperation with the ILO. .

He noted the need for more joint efforts between the Ministry of Labor and the ILO to see the mechanisms for implementing the labor reforms that have been approved, which has made Qatar a model in development and modernization of labor legislation.

The Minister added: “We are expected to see an increase in suspicious campaigns against Qatar in the coming period, particularly with the imminent hosting of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. “.

He explained that these campaigns are misleading and spread claims that have no basis or validity or are based on real data. The Minister said that these campaigns are aimed at joint technical cooperation between the State of Qatar and the ILO.

He stressed that the State of Qatar was and remains open to dialogue with various international organizations to achieve the desired goal within the framework of the Qatar National Vision 2030, improving the working environment and developing and updating permanent labor law.

He stressed that the State of Qatar appreciates the joint efforts made in the framework of the partnership with the ILO, which have led to real reforms in the country’s labor sector.

For their part, the representatives of the regional offices of the ILO affirmed that Qatar has made great progress in the development of legislation and laws in the labor sector, which have directly contributed to the improvement of the working environment. and working conditions of expatriate workers in Qatar. The meeting took place in the presence of the Deputy Director-General of the ILO, HE Moussa Oumarou, the directors of the regional offices of the ILO and a number of its senior officials.

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