Kafala system, recruitment and working conditions in Qatar

  1. Qatar's construction sector

    Fair recruitment matters for business

    20 September 2021

    This brochure presents the lessons from a pilot to promote fair recruitment in Qatar's construction sector. The pilot showed implementing fair recruitment is possible with commitment and transparency amongst all actors involved.

  2. Domestic work

    Why is it important to celebrate International Domestic Workers' Day?

    16 June 2021

    On 16 June, as we celebrate International Domestic Workers’ Day, we asked workers, employers and other partners in Qatar why we need to promote decent work for domestic workers and why it’s important to celebrate International Domestic Workers’ Day.

  3. Publication

    Know your rights: A booklet for domestic workers in Qatar

    16 June 2021

    This booklet highlights the main aspects of Qatar's Domestic Workers and Immigration Laws. It is intended to help domestic workers understand their rights and responsibilities.

  4. Publication

    Guide to employing a migrant domestic worker in Qatar

    16 June 2021

    This guide provides useful information for employers of domestic workers to help build a just and healthy employment relationship, in full respect of Qatar's Domestic Workers and Immigration Laws.

  5. Domestic Work

    Qatar celebrates International Domestic Workers’ Day 2021

    On 16 June, join us to hear from domestic workers, employers, government representatives, and partners in Qatar what International Domestic Workers’ Day means to them and how we can work towards realizing decent work for all domestic workers.

  6. Webinar

    From Bangladesh to Qatar: Lessons from a fair recruitment pilot in the construction sector

    Join a discussion with the partners involved in the pilot, and hear about the lessons and the replicability for other industries and countries.

  7. Publication

    Promising practices for fair recruitment: Piloting fair recruitment from Bangladesh to Qatar in the construction sector

    07 April 2021

    This promising practice is part of a series, and results from a stocktaking exercise undertaken five years after the launch of the Fair Recruitment Initiative (FRI).

  8. Labour reforms

    Qatar’s new minimum wage enters into force

    19 March 2021

    Qatar’s new non-discriminatory minimum wage comes into force – adding to the series of major labour reforms underway.

  9. Op-Ed

    18th December: A special day to reflect on 2020

    18 December 2020

    As Qatar National Day and International Migrants Day fall on the same date, it is important to highlight the positive changes the labour reforms will have on the migrant population, their families and the economy of Qatar, says Houtan Homayounpour, Head of the ILO Project Office in Qatar.

  10. Publication

    Infographic: Changing employers in Qatar

    02 December 2020

    All workers in Qatar can change employers without having to first obtain a No Objection Certificate (NOC). This simple infographic highlights the key elements of the new rules.