Comment and Analysis

  1. Op-Ed

    Why workers must be central to safety and health efforts in Qatar

    27 April 2022

    As we celebrate World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2022, Afroz Dawar, OSH professional and workers representative, reflects on the importance of social dialogue for the promotion of safety at work in Qatar.

  2. Podcast

    Fragility Forum: Economic Opportunities for the Forcibly Displaced

    15 March 2022

    Maha Katta, ILO Senior Resilience and Crisis Response Specialist for Arab States joins the World Bank and UNHCR to discuss the development approach to forced displacement, with a focus on refugees and host communities in Jordan.

  3. Podcast

    Enhancing Durable Solutions - The Nexus and Forced Displacement

    03 March 2022

    ILO's Chief Technical Adviser for PROSPECTS in the Arab States region, Shaza Al Jondi, joins other specialists from UN agencies and NGOs to explore the relationship between forced displacement and the humanitarian-development-peace nexus (HDPN) approach, highlighting good practice examples, key challenges and emerging opportunities.

  4. Op-Ed

    The role of career guidance in a changing world of work

    16 February 2022

    Human-centered career guidance and employment services can support the transition or re-entry of job seekers into employment, meet the needs of enterprises and contribute to economic priorities.

  5. Decent work

    From conflict to recovery: Promoting decent employment in Iraq

    16 March 2021

    The ILO established its first country coordination office in Baghdad a year ago. Maha Kattaa reflects on her first year in Iraq as country coordinator, and sheds light on how the ILO is working with its partners to promote employment opportunities and decent work in the country.

  6. 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.

  7. Social Security in Oman

    Oman’s new unemployment insurance scheme will reduce COVID-19 labour market shocks – PASI General Manager

    16 October 2020

    Public Authority for Social Insurance (PASI) General Manager Dr. Faisal Abdullah Al Farsi speaks to the ILO on Oman’s long-awaited unemployment insurance scheme.

  8. Changes in the labour market in Qatar

    Dismantling the kafala system and introducing a minimum wage mark new era for Qatar labour market

    30 August 2020

    Greater freedom to change jobs, combined with a non-discriminatory minimum wage, will benefit employers and workers alike.

  9. Blog

    New economic opportunities for Jordanians and Syrian refugees

    01 August 2020

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    Blog

    Include indigenous people in COVID-19 response

    20 July 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on an already marginalized population in Nepal.