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UAE, ILO Sign Cooperation Agreement To Enhance Labour Inspection Capabilities

ILO and UAE agreement aims to develop skills and capabilities of Ministry inspectors, in line with the best international practices and standards.

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The UAE, represented by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE), has signed a cooperation agreement with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to collaborate in the fields of labour inspection and occupational health and safety.

The agreement aims to develop the skills and capabilities of inspectors at the Ministry, which would enable them to carry out their inspection tasks proactively and enhance their capacities, in line with the best international practices and standards.

His Excellency Dr. Abdulrahman Al Awar, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, and the head of the UAE delegation participating in the International Labour Conference in Geneva, attended the signing of the agreement, on the side lines of the 111th session of the Conference held this month, along with ILO’s Director General, His Excellency Gilbert F. Houngbo.

The agreement was signed by Her Excellency Shayma Al Awadhi, Acting Assistant Undersecretary for Communication and International Relations at MoHRE, and Her Excellency Dr. Ruba Jaradat, ILO’s Regional Director for Arab States.

“We are committed to strengthening our partnership with the International Labour Organisation and developing new avenues for cooperation that serve our common goals to protect the rights and achievements of workers,” said Shayma Al Awadhi.

“Signing this cooperation agreement reflects the UAE’s integrated strategy to enhance the competitiveness and attractiveness of its labour market, to bring in new talent and skilled professionals, and meet the highest international standards of excellence. This, also, ensures the regulation of labour relations, provides stability, increases productivity, and creates more job opportunities,” she added.

“Occupational safety and health are top priorities for the Ministry and are deeply rooted practices in the UAE labour market culture.

“The International Labour Conference is held just as our Midday Break – now in its 19th year – goes into effect, banning work in open areas or under direct sunlight between 12:30 pm and 3:00 pm for a duration of three months.”