The State of Qatar, represented by the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs, participated in the virtual global summit of the International Labour Organisation to discuss the economic and social impacts of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, held during the period from July 1-9, 2020 via video conference.
The summit discussed a number of issues related to the impact of the pandemic on the labour market and workforce, and the policies that countries must take to address the negative impact of Covid-19 on the economic field.
Assistant Undersecretary for Labour Affairs at the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs Mohamed Hassan al-Obaidly delivered a speech at the summit during which he affirmed that Qatar has been, since the beginning of the crisis, keen on developing deliberate plans to address the impact of Covid-19 on the social and economic scale, and stressed its endeavour to unify its efforts through international co-operation and collective work to address crises.
He added that Qatar participated in many international events within this context, and the nation, upon the directives of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, extended assistance to more than 20 countries affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Assistant Undersecretary of Labour Affairs affirmed that Qatar will continue its co-operation and joint work to achieve recovery and provide all assistance to tackle the economic repercussions of the crisis in order to secure and stabilise all parties to the labour market and sustain business and employment for a better future.
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