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Posted On: 17 October 2019 09:53 am
Updated On: 17 October 2019 09:55 am

International Labor Organization's 100th anniversary celebrated in Qatar

Sumaica Asad
Sumaica Asad
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The Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs today celebrated the 100th anniversary of the founding of the International Labor Organization (ILO) at Katara Cultural Village.

The State of Qatar joined the Organization in 1972, where an Office for the Organization of the State of Qatar was established in Doha in 2018, which supports the Government's business process development program.

H.E. Minister of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs Yousuf Mohamed Al Othman Fakhroo made a speech on the occasion of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the International Labor Organization.

H.E. the Minister underlined that the State of Qatar was keen to launch a package of policies and legislative amendments to achieve decent work, which would establish and strengthen balanced working relations with its reference work contract.

H.E. the Minister also announced the Cabinet's adoption of new legislation related to the approval of the draft minimum wage law, project to establish controls to facilitate the transfer of labor to another employer during the contract period to preserve the rights of both parties as well as a draft law to abolish exit permits and apply to parties not subject to the provisions of the Qatari Labor Law and domestic workers. Such legislation will be enforced immediately after the end of its legislative session.

His Excellency also said that the Government of the State of Qatar expresses its appreciation for the technical support provided by the International Labor Organization (ILO) to achieve the outputs of the Technical Cooperation Program and that the Ministry is continuing this constructive cooperation with the ILO Office in Doha to implement the agreed action plans, H.E. the Minister added.

The participation of the State of Qatar in the centenary celebrations of the International Labor Organization (ILO) is an acknowledgement of the ILO's considerable efforts in the field of work over 100 years, which are evidence of the close partnership between the ILO and the State of Qatar.

Source: QNA