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Minister of Labour HE Dr Ali bin Samikh Al Marri underscored the dire humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip and called for urgent and decisive international intervention to achieve a rapid and lasting ceasefire. Speaking at a meeting in Geneva on the sidelines of the 112th session of the International Labour Conference (ILC), Dr Al Marri stressed the need for immediate humanitarian aid to protect lives in Gaza. He highlighted the need for comprehensive efforts to help the Palestinian people recover and rebuild post-war.

During his participation in the meeting of partners to support the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) efforts in the occupied Palestinian territories, Dr Al Marri praised the Recovery Programme for its role in the ILO’s strategy. This programme aims to enhance employment, social protection, and business recovery in response to changes in the Palestinian labour market. He also noted Qatar’s commitment to the ILO’s 2024 development initiatives, stating that a portion of Qatar’s contribution would support the ILO’s crisis response in Gaza and the occupied Palestinian territories.

Dr Al Marri commended the ILO’s Decent Work Programme, which continues to support stakeholders in the occupied Palestinian territories (OPT). He highlighted the significance of the meeting in strengthening the ILO and its partners’ efforts to mitigate the severe impacts of the ongoing conflict in the OPT.

The meeting, attended by ILO Director-General Gilbert Houngbo, Ministers of Labour from various ILO member states, and representatives of workers and employers, aimed to reaffirm the commitment of the ILO’s main development partners. The goal is to alleviate the severe social and economic consequences of the conflict in the OPT through the ILO’s Recovery Programme.

The participation of the Ministry of Labour’s high-level delegation in the partners’ meeting demonstrated Qatar’s unwavering support for the Palestinian people. It also underscored the importance of the ILO’s actions in assisting workers in Gaza and the West Bank and providing emergency humanitarian aid to the three parties of production in Gaza and the occupied territories.

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