Le Monde Arab: Qatar Succeeded in Fighting World Cup Misinformation

  • Publish date: Friday، 08 July 2022
Le Monde Arab: Qatar Succeeded in Fighting World Cup Misinformation
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The French website Le Monde Arab confirmed that Doha has undertaken a number of important reforms in support of workers' rights in cooperation with international organizations. Qatar also launched its first legislative elections last year. The report indicated that the state established an unprecedented development strategy for the country, which pushed it to an important position in the global arena.

The report touched on the importance of organizing the World Cup, describing it as a historic moment in the region, explaining that the 2022 World Cup is part of Qatar’s emergence at the heart of the geopolitical scene, not only at the regional level but also globally by organizing one of the largest sporting events in the world.

The report said that Qatar maintains the long project that was started several years ago, as Doha began to amend the sponsorship system under the supervision of the International Labor Organization office responsible for contributing to the strengthening and enforcement of labor legislation in Qatari institutions since 2018, and many reforms were adopted in The efforts of the Qatar National Human Rights Committee continued, including the abolition of the sponsorship system, labor mobility, the introduction of minimum wages, occupational health and safety mechanisms, and the establishment of a social fund.

Maria Arena, Chair of the Human Rights Subcommittee of the European Parliament, highlighted the progress made by the State of Qatar in the field of workers' rights, during a workshop organized by the former Qatar National Human Rights Committee.

The report added that Qatar has organized nearly 450 international events over the past twenty years and achieved impressive organizational success, and next November, it will host the FIFA World Cup, which will be held for the first time in an Arab country, and watching the most important sporting event in the world is organized in an Islamic country is a rare enough event in the history of the region, which trapped between crises and permanent instability for decades.

The report continued: Doha seized the opportunity of hosting the World Cup to carry out more reforms and modernization, however, efforts must be continued in order to prepare the Qatari economy and society for future challenges and to ensure that Qatar's leadership and people are on the right path in order to reach its National Vision 2030

The report also highlighted that Qatar succeeded in the past months in denying much misleading news related to its hosting of the World Cup, both in terms of human rights, and in addition to improving the conditions of workers who participated in building the infrastructure of the World Cup.

With the support of the International Labor Organization, Qatar is now a role model in this field

It should be noted that Qatar will host the World Cup from November 21 to December 18, 2022, and FIFA had announced that it had received 23 million requests for World Cup tickets, and given the number of requests, we can say that the organization of the World Cup has achieved success from now, especially After the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic