Publications

2021

  1. Qatar's minimum wage: FAQs for workers

    23 February 2021

    Frequently Asked Questions to help workers understand the non-discriminatory minimum wage for Qatar.

  2. Qatar's minimum wage: FAQs for employers

    20 February 2021

    Frequently Asked Questions to help employers understand the non-discriminatory minimum wage for Qatar.

  3. Impacts of COVID-19 Restrictions on the Formal Private Sector in the Occupied Palestinian Territory 

    12 February 2021

    Authorities have attempted to control the spread of COVID-19 in the Occupied Palestinian Territory through restrictions on movement and economic activity, which are expected to have adverse economic effects. To mitigate these impacts, the Ministry of Labour (MoL) presented a Response Plan with options to support workers among three categories of affected businesses. This report assesses the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on the Palestinian formal private sector, and provides policy options and associated costs to inform potential response measures. 

  4. Executive summary: Opportunities for extending social security coverage in Jordan

    11 February 2021

    The report aims to support Jordanian policymakers in the extension of social security to informal workers. It formulates typologies for informal workers outside the social security system, analyses the main constraints to coverage and outlines a range of policy approaches for the extension of coverage.

  5. Opportunities for extending social security coverage in Jordan

    11 February 2021

    The report aims to support Jordanian policymakers in the extension of social security to informal workers. It formulates typologies for informal workers outside the social security system, analyses the main constraints to coverage and outlines a range of policy approaches for the extension of coverage.

  6. United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation and the Decent Work Agenda – A Trade Union Reference Manual

    10 February 2021

    This document seeks to guide trade unions and encourage them to take on more assertive roles in processes shaping development policy at national, regional, and global levels. Trade unions can use this manual to more effectively contribute to the implementation, monitoring, and outcomes of the 2030 Agenda process, focusing particularly on Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) as well as regional and global sustainable development platforms, such as the High-Level Political Forum.

  7. The likely impact of COVID-19 on the achievement of SDG 8 – The role of Trade Unions

    10 February 2021

    This report presents the findings of a global survey on the likely impacts of COVID-19 on the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Agenda. Through an online survey, it captured the views of 130 trade union leaders from Asia-Pacific (41 respondents), Sub-Saharan Africa (39), Europe (24), the Americas (17), and Middle East and North Africa (MENA) (9).

  8. A guide to the roles and responsibilities of joint committee representatives in Qatar

    01 February 2021

    Effective Joint Committees can make a major contribution to the improvement of labour-management relations. This page provides clear guidance on the roles and responsibilities of joint committee representatives in Qatar.

  9. A Global trend analysis on the role of trade unions in times of COVID-19

    25 January 2021

    This Policy Brief is primarily directed to workers and their organizations. Its main purpose is to promote a better understanding of the pivotal role trade unions have played in COVID-19 responses worldwide either through tripartite and bipartite social dialogue, bilateral interactions with their governments or targeted actions carried out in support of their members and society as a whole.

  10. Social protection in Lebanon: Bridging the immediate response with long-term priorities

    20 January 2021

    This paper serves to complement the Reform, Recovery and Reconstruction Framework (3RF). It draws on the findings of various assessments in the social protection sector, providing concrete recommendations for an integrated crisis response which paves the way for an effective recovery. It links immediate and short term measures with a longer term perspective for the development of a comprehensive social protection system in Lebanon.