Cabinet Affairs Minister Mohammed Al Mutawa stressed the great importance accorded by Bahrain to protecting labour rights and improving workers’ professional and living conditions to achieve the kingdom’s aspiration for sustainable development.
He affirmed Bahrain’s commitment to protect labour rights is based on a set of contemporary laws that take into account the highest human rights principles.
He pointed out that the expatriate workforce in Bahrain enjoys every care and respect for their efforts in the kingdom’s development process.
Mr Mutawa was speaking at a panel discussion held by the Labour Market Regulatory Authority on the sidelines of the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF 2018) on sustainable development at the UN Economic and Social Council.
Themed “Migration Governance in the GCC: Towards Inclusive, Safe and Resilient Societies”, the discussion was held at the UN headquarters in New York in partnership with the Philippine government, and in co-operation with the International Organisation for Migration and the Migrant Forum in Asia.
The event cast light on the latest expat labour reforms in GCC countries, with a special focus on Bahrain’s experience as one of the most successful international practices, and how these reforms would contribute to achieving sustainable development goals.