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Call for joint action to tackle challenges facing ALO

10 April 17

The Peninsula

The State of Qatar is taking part in the 44th Session of the Arab Labour Conference, which kicked off in Cairo yesterday, with a delegation headed by H E Dr Issa bin Saad Al Jafali Al Nuaimi, Minister of Administrative Development and Labour and Social Affairs and Chairman of the Arab Labour Organization (ALO) Board of Directors.

This year's Conference, chaired by Kuwait's Minister of Social Affairs and Labour, Hind Al Sabeeh, brings together representatives of governments? workers and business organisations in addition to Arab and foreign figures operating in the economic and social development field.

In his opening address, Al Nuaimi said the conference is taking place amid international and regional changes "imposing on us various challenges which are at the heart of ALO's competences and require further joint cooperation to confront and overcome them within the framework of the dialogue between the social partners in the Arab world."

Dr Al Nuaimi reviewed ALO' Board of Directors' activities during the two sessions, which included discussions on a number of financial and administrative issues along with reports relating to the activities implemented by the organization for the three production parties during 2016. These activities also included the follow-up of ALO's work progress and the formulation of a number of important recommendations submitted before the ongoing conference.

ALO Board of Directors also reviewed a report on the preparation for the annual meeting of the Arab Group participating in the 106th Session of the International Labour Conference scheduled for next June, Dr. Al Nuaimi said.

It had also examined a report on the situation of the workers and the Palestinian people in the occupied Palestinian territories and the violations suffered by the parties of production in Palestine as a result of Israeli practices, which constitute a flagrant violation of international law and human rights conventions.

In this context, Dr Al Nuaimi praised the Organization of Education, Culture and Science (Unesco)'s resolution aimed at defending Al-Aqsa Mosque's identity, noting that the conference's agenda includes a detailed report on the BOD' achievements between the two sessions of the Conference.

Dr Issa bin Saad Al Jafali Al Nuaimi expressed hope for the successful and effective conduct of the Conference's activities to better serve labour issues in the Arab world.
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