December 2020

  1. COVID-19: How to combat stigma and discrimination at the workplace?

    01 December 2020

    COVID-19 outbreak has provocated stigma and discrimination against people perceived to have been in contact with the virus or people with certain ethnic backgrounds, nationalities and migrants. How trade unions can address stigma and discrimination at the workplace? Learn more here...

November 2020

  1. Workplace cooperation in Qatar: Joint Committees

    29 November 2020

    In 2019, Qatar introduced Joint Committees to promote employee participation and voice at the enterprise level. Joint Committees bring together an equal number of management and elected worker representatives to discuss a range of work related issues and to contribute to the prevention and peaceful resolution of workplace conflicts.

  2. New ILO Collection of Publications for Workers

    25 November 2020

    Discover the new Workers digital collection with over 1400 ILO publications dedicated to workers and their organizations.

  3. Your Rights as a Domestic Worker in Qatar

    24 November 2020

    If you are employed by a household in Qatar as a cleaner, driver, cook, guard, or nanny, watch this animation to understand your rights and responsibilities under the Qatari labour law.

  4. Working in Qatar: How labour inspectors can help you

    19 November 2020

    The correct application of the labour law depends on an effective labour inspectorate. When visiting companies, worksites and workers’ accommodations, labour inspectors monitor the implementation of the labour law, they help workers understand their rights and guide employers on how to comply with the law. Watch this video to know more about Qatar’s Labour Inspection System.

  5. Working in Qatar: Introducing the new minimum wage

    16 November 2020

    Qatar has recently introduced a non-discriminatory minimum wage which applies to all workers, of all nationalities and sectors. Watch this short video to understand how exactly the new minimum wage and allowances are calculated.

  6. COVID-19: How to end violence and harassment in the world of work?

    12 November 2020

    Some of the necessary emergency measures adopted to suppress the transmission of covid-19 have exposed and exacerbated various forms of violence and harassment in the world of work. How can unions eradicate violence and harassment in the workplace during and after the COVID-19 pandemic? Here's a video to get you started...

  7. Working in Qatar: your employment contract

    11 November 2020

    Everyone who works in Qatar must have an employment contract, which states the rights and duties of both workers and employers. Whether you are still in your home country and you received an offer to move to Qatar, or if you are already in the country and planning on changing jobs, this short video gives you some tips on how to ensure you understand your employment contact and your rights are respected.

  8. Working in Qatar: important documents to keep safe

    11 November 2020

    When working in Qatar, make sure take good care of important documents. This short video gives you some tips on how to keep safe your passport, your Qatar ID card, your ATM card, your employment contract and your heath card.

  9. Working in Qatar: Understand your working hours & pay

    11 November 2020

    The standard working week in Qatar is 48 hours, or eight hours a day, six days a week. Watch this short animation to understand how your working hours, rest days, breaks and pay are calculated.

  10. COVID-19 Pandemic: How does the ILO support workers’ organizations?

    05 November 2020

    Since March 2020, the ILO Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) has been at the forefront to ensure that workers’ organizations have the information and assistance they need to mitigate the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here some services and actions provided by ACTRAV towards workers'organizations across the world...

  11. Impact of COVID-19 on youth in Lebanon

    02 November 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has created economic challenges to youth in Lebanon, many of whom are now trying to find ways to adapt to the new ways of work. This video highlights the struggles and resilience of youth, and reflects the realities of the multiples crises that they are currently facing in Lebanon.

October 2020

  1. Workers receive training on workplace cooperation in Qatar

    30 October 2020

    In collaboration with the Embassy of the Netherlands in Qatar, the Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands and the ILO, a training programme on the exercise of employee participation rights was piloted with four companies in Qatar.

September 2020

  1. Women Do Business in Jordan

    28 September 2020

    ILO supports home-based business owners through training and seed funding.

  2. Improving prospects for forcibly displaced persons and host communities

    28 September 2020

    The PROSPECTS partnership is spearheaded by the Government of the Netherlands, bringing together the ILO, IFC, UNHCR, UNICEF and the World Bank. It seeks to develop a new paradigm in responding to forced displacement crises, by improving access to employment, education and protection.

  3. How the new Guidance Tool can support the hospitality sector in Qatar to promote labour rights and fair recruitment

    23 September 2020

    A Guidance tool has been developed as a resource to promote fair recruitment and employment standards in Qatar’s hospitality sector. Watch messages of H.E. Yousuf Mohamed Al Othman Fakhroo, Minister of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs; H.E. Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim Al-Thani, Chairman of Qatar Chamber for Commerce and Industry; H.E. Hassan Al Thawadi, Secretary General of Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy; Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of ITUC; and Roberto Suarez, Secretary General of IOE.

  4. Promoting fair recruitment and employment: A guidance tool for hotels in Qatar

    18 September 2020

    This Guidance Tool has been developed by as a resource to promote fair recruitment and employment standards in the hospitality sector in Qatar. It aims to support hotel companies in Qatar to respond to labour rights challenges by implementing appropriate policies and exercising thorough and ongoing human and labour rights due diligence.

  5. Workers help clear Beirut explosion wreckage under ILO programme

    09 September 2020

    ILO's Employment Intensive Infrastructure Programme (EIIP) creates 200 decent jobs for Lebanese nationals and Syrian refugees, 15 per cent of whom are women, in efforts to restore livelihoods and support the clear-up operation in Beirut.

August 2020

  1. Guiding principles: Access of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons to the labour market

    27 August 2020

  2. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on jobs and incomes in G20 economies

    19 August 2020

    Presentation of the ILO-OECD Covid-19 report, presented at the 3rd Employment Working Group (EWG) meeting under the Saudi G20 Presidency (virtual meeting, 19-20 August 2020)