21 September 2022

Arab Labor Conference Praises Labor Reforms in Qatar

  • QNA-MM L QTR-21-9-2022

Cairo, September 21 (QNA) - The final statement of the 48th session of Arab Labor conference praised the labor reforms implemented by the State of Qatar in order to protect and improve the conditions of workers and guarantee their rights, and valued in a related context the legislative and technological development in this regard.
The participants also appreciated the efforts made by the State of Qatar over the past years to improve the conditions of workers by adopting a series of laws, regulations and legislations that protect them and achieve a balance between the parties of production.
HE Minister of Labor Dr. Ali bin Samikh Al Marri headed Qatar's delegation to the conference which also affirmed that organizing the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 is a source of pride for the entire Arab world, wishing success to the State of Qatar in this global sporting event.
Director General of the Arab Labor Organization (ALO) Fayez Al Mutairi congratulated the State of Qatar on hosting the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, and congratulated the Arab Republic of Egypt for hosting the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP27 next November. He also thanked the participating delegations for renewing their confidence in him for another term as director general of the conference.
In its final statement, the conference recommended the development of digital strategies in the Arab world through the creation of an infrastructure that matches digital transformations, the creation of high-professional training on digital jobs, as well as the creation of scientific research institutions that keep pace with accelerated technological developments, the development of marketing policy to keep pace with digital transformation, the formulation of actionable initiatives, the application of an effective system, to improve the quality of production and raise its rates, as well as the adoption of ambitious plans to develop digital talents in the Arab world, to form thinking and creative generations, as well as the provision of training programs to consolidate the spirit of innovation, thus contributing to the provision of manpower to deal with the modern digital transformation.
The statement also recommended the establishment of development programs, raising the efficiency of the workforce, which contributes to raising capabilities and skills, in line with international changes in the field of technical changes, working to diversify sources of financing, stimulating investment in the field of digital technology, working to ease trade restrictions with respect to goods and services, facilitating the movement of workers between Arab countries, activating joint Arab labor agreements, as well as attention to cybersecurity, through relying on advanced programs, and the establishment of emergency response centers, to maintain the confidentiality of information and prevent reliance on it.
It also highlighted the need to build advanced economic and digital capabilities that allow continuous assessment to address gaps and errors that may occur during implementation.
During the conference, State of Qatar, represented by Mahmoud Abdullah Al Siddiqi, representative of the Ministry of Labor in Qatar's Permanent Delegation in Geneva, chaired the work of the technical committee on artificial intelligence and new work patterns, in light of the successful experiences adopted in the field of artificial intelligence and digital transformation, which brought a qualitative leap and significant development in the work environment. In addition, the delegation of the Ministry of Labor participated over the past four days in the meetings of the committees of the Arab Labor conference; Dr. Abdullah Al Mohannadi, consultant at the Office of the Assistant Undersecretary for Labor Affairs at the Ministry, was elected as deputy chairperson of the Membership Accreditation Committee. (QNA)

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