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CIOB advocates ‘respect for people’ agenda in Qatar

Chartered Institute of Building | Chartered Institute of Building

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For the first time in June this year the Chartered Institute of Building will hold its annual Members Forum in Qatar, as it signs up to the Qatar Foundation’s new set of mandatory standards for migrant workers. These standards will be included in the Foundations contracts.

As part of the four day event the CIOB delegation will meet with representatives from the Qatar government and take part in a number of workshops with local contractors and clients.

“If you want to make change you have to be able to influence from the inside,” said Chris Blythe Chief Executive at the CIOB. “Our members have expertise in developing large scale projects that respect the welfare of workers throughout the world.

“There are CIOB members working in Qatar already who can show what is possible on the ground, as well as members working on welfare issues for organisations like the Qatar Foundation. Our intention is to bring all of this knowledge together to encourage real change.

“We have already chaired discussions with Amnesty International and Engineers Against Poverty to see what else can be done, and UKTI has also asked the CIOB to join its Qatar working group.”

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