Qatar could witness suspicious campaigns, says labor minister

Qatar is expected to see an increase in suspicious campaigns against it in the coming period, especially with the imminent hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the minister said in Geneva on Friday HE of Labour, Dr. Ali bin Saeed bin Smaikh al-Marri.
He was addressing a meeting organized by his ministry 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 report reported. official Qatar News Agency (QNA). .
He explained that these campaigns are misleading and spread claims that have no basis or validity or are based on real data. These campaigns target joint technical cooperation between Qatar and the ILO, HE Dr. al-Marri stressed.
The meeting is part of the strategy of the Ministry of Labor (MoL) 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, HE Dr. al-Marri highlighted the latest fundamental reforms in the labor sector in Qatar, noting that the progress made to improve the working environment is the result of fruitful cooperation with the ILO.
The minister stressed 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 the development and the modernization of labor legislation.
HE Dr al-Marri reiterated that 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 constantly update labor legislation.
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, observed the minister.
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 was attended by the ILO Deputy Director General for Field Operations and Partnerships, Moussa Oumarou, the directors of ILO regional offices and a number of its senior officials, QNA added.
In a statement, the Labor Ministry said the meeting was also attended by ILO officials Ruba Jaradat (Regional Director for Arab States), Chihoko Asada-Miyakawa (Deputy Director General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific), Cynthia Samuel-Olonjuwon (Assistant Director General and Regional Director for Africa), Heinz Koller (Regional Director of the Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia), Corinne Varga (Director of the International Standards Department Labor), Manuela Tomei (Director of the Conditions of Work and Employment Programme), Giovanni Di Cola (Special Adviser, Office of the Deputy Director General) and Max Tuñón (Head of the ILO Office in Doha).

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