In January 2020, the Philippine government imposed a total ban on sending Filipino workers to Kuwait after the death of an overseas Filipino worker in Kuwait. This ban was lifted in February, accompanied by the First Joint Committee Meeting on the 2018 Philippines-Kuwait Agreement on the Deployment of Domestic Workers. During the meeting, officials discussed several protection measures for Filipino domestic workers that are to be institutionalized.
The Governments of Kuwait and India signed a MoU that outlines the two countries’ cooperation regarding matters of Indian domestic workers in Kuwait, especially providing stronger safeguards for Indian domestic workers which include many female workers in Kuwait. The MoU is valid for five years and incorporates provision for automatic renewal.
Kuwait and India signed a MOU that created a framework for cooperation on recruitment of domestic workers.
Kuwait and Philippines signed an MOU on labour cooperation, which stipulates that a joint working group between the two countries should be created to ensure implementation and revision of the Memorandum, development of a standard employment contract, and measures for technical cooperation. The Memorandum states that the employment contract should be in English and Arabic, with a clear definition of working conditions and the rights and duties of the employer and employee. The agreement does not cover domestic workers welfare.