Malaysia >> United Arab Emirates, Recommendation, 43rd Session, May 2023

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Continue efforts to protect the rights of workers including foreign domestic workers, from discrimination and sexual harassment by strengthening its labour laws and enforcement as well as improving working conditions.
The United Arab Emirates attaches great importance to protecting the rights of workers in the country and to providing them all with universal coverage under a number of different programmes that both safeguard their rights and ensure a decent standard of living. The United Arab Emirates has introduced a wide range of reforms over recent years. These include legislative and regulatory reforms as well as proactive services for workers of all categories in the country to ensure the protection of their rights, the most important of which is the adoption of the Federal Decree-Law No. 33 of 2021 on labour relations. The State has launched within this framework several initiatives that have the primary purpose of protecting workers’ rights and providing comprehensive insurance coverage so as to guarantee a dignified life during and after the period of employment, the most important of which is the unemployment insurance system.
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