Resources on Iraq

  1. Improving prospects for forcibly displaced persons and host communities

    28 September 2020

    The PROSPECTS partnership is spearheaded by the Government of the Netherlands, bringing together the ILO, IFC, UNHCR, UNICEF and the World Bank. It seeks to develop a new paradigm in responding to forced displacement crises, by improving access to employment, education and protection.

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    ILO and Kurdistan Region of Iraq pledge to support formal employment for forcibly displaced persons and host communities

    11 August 2020

    The ILO and the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq sign an agreement to support job creation through the establishment and upscaling of Ministry-run employment service centres.

  3. ILO and RDPP launch a partnership to combat worst forms of child labour in Iraq

    28 July 2020

    The new partnership aims to tackle the worst forms of child labour amongst internally displaced persons, Syrian refugees and vulnerable host community members in Iraq.

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    Include indigenous people in COVID-19 response

    20 July 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on an already marginalized population in Nepal.

  5. COVID-19 crisis in Iraq disproportionately affects young workers and the informally employed

    16 July 2020

    A new rapid assessment on the impact of COVID-19 on households and enterprises in Iraq highlights the devastating effects of the pandemic on vulnerable workers and their households and on small-scale businesses.

  6. Key Findings: Impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable populations and small-scale enterprises in Iraq

    16 July 2020

    Recognising the immediate challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and its adverse impact on vulnerable individuals, households, and enterprises in Iraq, a rapid assessment on the impact of the COVID-19 was carried out in June 2020.

  7. Rapid Assessment of the Impact of COVID-19 on Vulnerable Populations and Small-Scale Enterprises in Iraq

    16 July 2020

    The objective of the assessment is to highlight the immediate effects of COVID-19 on vulnerable workers and their households, particularly on issues related to employment, income, economic conditions, and prospects for the immediate future. In addition, the assessment addresses the effects of the pandemic on small-scale enterprises, including how they are adapting to the challenges that the pandemic presents and the implications for their employees.

  8. My first 100 days in Baghdad under COVID-19 lockdown

    15 July 2020

    Taking up a new post in Baghdad during the pandemic posed enormous challenges, including inventing new working practices, overcoming prejudice and handling security, but it didn’t prevent the ILO’s new Country Coordinator from making progress in promoting decent work and social justice.

  9. Statement by the ILO Director-General to the Brussels IV Conference supporting Syria and the region

    30 June 2020

    “Let us focus on building back better with a human-centred approach with and for refugees and their host communities,” ILO Director-General Guy Ryder has said to the Brussels IV Conference on supporting the future of Syria and the region, convened by the EU.

  10. ILO’s support to Syrian refugees and host communities: Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt

    26 June 2020

    Within the framework of the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP), the ILO is facilitating equal access to labour markets and promoting decent work for all – prerequisites for enhancing resilience and reducing aid dependency. Building on its universal mandate to promote employment, social dialogue, social protection and international labour standards, the ILO supports the transition to sustainable livelihoods for refugees and host communities alike, transforming displacement into an opportunity for development.