Tag Archives | International Labour Organization (ILO)

UN: Iraqi MSMEs need Targeted Support

The United Nations set aside 27 June to annually celebrate the role that micro, small and medium enterprises play in the global economy, poverty reduction and the attainment of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. This year, UN agencies in Iraq share a statement to recognize MSMEs at the heart of any resilient recovery from the […]

World Day against Child Labour: Protecting Children in Iraq

On this World Day against Child Labour, ILO and UNICEF call for joint work among all stakeholders to create a protective and inclusive environment for children in Iraq On this World Day Against Child Labour, with the slogan "Universal Social Protection to End Child Labour", ILO and UNICEF are calling on stakeholders to work together […]

Iraq launches National Strategy on Early Childhood Development.

Iraq launches, with the support of UNICEF, the National Strategy on Early Childhood Development. The Government of Iraq, in collaboration with UNICEF, has launched the National Strategy on Early Childhood Development (ECD). The Strategy represents a comprehensive and coherent approach to ECD and acknowledges different stages in child development up to age 8 years. It […]

Coordinating Ag and Tech Vocational Education in Iraq

Coordinating agriculture and technical vocational education and training in Iraq A needs assessment workshop for establishing a National Agriculture Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Committee has been held in Baghdad. This committee would be instrumental in harmonising various activities being undertaken by key partners to reform agriculture-related TVET in Iraq. Representatives from the Prime […]

New Programme to Reform Social Protection in Kurdistan

With support from the European Union, UNICEF, WFP, and ILO partner with the Kurdistan Regional Government to reform social protection The Ministry of Planning and the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), and the International Labour […]

Business Development Services for Small Enterprises in Iraq

ILO, IOM Collaborate to Improve Business Development Services for Small Enterprises in Iraq The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Iraq are collaborating to support the development of existing national small-scale enterprises and potential entrepreneurs from displaced and host communities in Iraq through entrepreneurship skills training. Under the new […]

Drivers of Informality in Iraq's Labour Market

New Report Identifies Drivers of Informality in Iraq's Labour Market A new diagnostic report examining the drivers of informality in Iraq's labour market highlights the multiple and wide-ranging factors contributing to informality and the burdens imposed on the formalisation of enterprises and workers in the country. Iraq's private sector, which accounts to roughly 40 per […]

Supporting Young Engineers in Improving Iraqi Environment

ILO and UNICEF joint initiative supports young engineers to play a key role in promoting Green Works in Iraq With the support of the Government of the Netherlands, the ILO and UNICEF are working together to build the capacities of selected youth to engage in Employment Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP) interventions aimed at improving the local environment […]

Workshop to Facilitate Job Creation in Iraq

Workshop: National Employment Policy to facilitate job creation and decent work in Iraq A committee, composed of government officials, social partners and other relevant stakeholders met in Amman to discuss the development of a comprehensive national employment policy for Iraq that will facilitate job creation, decent work and social protection for all workers in the […]

ILO workshop on Maternity Protection in Iraq

ILO workshop with tripartite partners sheds light on maternity protection in Iraq A one day workshop funded by the European Union focusing on maternity protection was organised by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Baghdad on Tuesday (November 2). The workshop, which brought together representatives of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, the women's […]

ILO Strengthens Effective Labour Inspection Procedures in Iraq

ILO strengthens capacity of Iraqi inspectors on effective labour inspection procedures A training workshop for labour and OSH inspectors of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs in Baghdad aimed to strengthen the capacity of inspections in promoting labour regulations and procedures in Iraq. The International Labour Organization (ILO) organised a week-long training for thirty-five […]

Iraqi Ministers meet with ILO to discuss Working Conditions

Ministers of Labour and Social Affairs and social partners meet with ILO to discuss joint activities to advance decent work in Iraq, with support of the European Union A Steering Committee, represented by ILO's tripartite partners, held its first meeting to discuss progress made in the implementation of a project, supported by the European Union, […]