Qatar, US ink pact for joint action on labour reforms Mar 16, 2019 0 1056 12345 QNANew YorkQatar and the US have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for technical cooperation and support of the ongoing labour reform programme in Qatar, especially in the areas of labour inspection and domestic employment law.Minister of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs HE Yousef bin Mohammed al Othman Fakhro and US Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta signed the MoU in New York. The MoI aims to discuss areas of common interest and ways to strengthen and develop them and share information to protect workers.Fakhro hailed the permanent partnership with the US to strengthen capacities and cooperate closely on important issues such as workers’ rights and protection.The minister expressed hope that the ministry will work with the US Department of Labor in the field of knowledge transfer and training on best practices. He called on the US minister and members of his ministerial team to visit Qatar in the near future.Also, he met US Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons John Cotton Richmond. The meeting discussed the comprehensive efforts of Qatar in the fight against human trafficking. The US Labor Department said Qatar had undertaken a number of labour reforms in preparation for hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup.In November 2017, Qatar signed a cooperation agreement with the International Labor Organisation, confirming that cooperation with the US Department of Labor will strengthen and support those initiatives. RELATED ARTICLES Qatar receives first Apache helicopter Mar 16, 2019 0 1084 49 killed in terror attack on NZ mosques Mar 16, 2019 0 897 ‘No Planet B’: Climate strikes spread worldwide as students call for action Mar 16, 2019 0 934 Qatari Diar’s Al Houara project in Tangier opens HE Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz al Thani, chief of the Amiri Diwan, inaugurated the first phase of Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company’s Al Houara project in Tangier, Morocco, on Friday. The project’s .. Qatar embassy urges citizens in New Zealand to be cautious Qatar’s embassy in Australia has called on Qatari citizens in New Zealand to exercise caution in the wake of the bloody massacre and armed terrorist attack on Muslims during Friday prayers at the Al-Nour mosque and a .. Any decision on 2022 WC expansion to be taken by Qatar and FIFA: SC Qatar and FIFA have continued to work together to discuss the idea of hosting an expanded version of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, taking into account the feasibility of this idea, its implications for football worldwide and ..