Resources on Iraq

  1. Improved business development services for MSMEs in Iraqi Kurdistan

    27 October 2020

    The project, implemented by the ILO and funded by the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) aims to promote decent work opportunities in micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.

  2. Improved Business Development Support Services and Entrepreneurship Education targeting MSMEs and Youth for the creation of Decent Work Opportunities in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

    14 October 2020

    The GIZ-funded project aims to promote decent work opportunities in micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

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    Tackling the worst forms of child labour amongst IDPs, refugees, and vulnerable host communities in Iraq

    14 October 2020

    The project targets both children in or at risk of the worst forms of child labour and their families in efforts to increase protection and find sustainable solutions that address the root causes of child labour in the country.

  4. Vulnerable workers hardest hit by COVID-19 fallout in fragile Arab states

    13 October 2020

    Assessments show spike in job and income losses and limited financial capacities to deal with the crisis, making it even harder for vulnerable workers to earn a living.

  5. COVID-19: The multiple and protracted crises impacting labour markets in Arab States- A regional initiative

    A virtual event, bringing together international development and humanitarian partners and regional tripartite constituents, will discuss findings of assessments on the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable workers and enterprises in Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq.

  6. COVID-19: The multiple and protracted crises impacting labour markets in Arab States- A regional initiative

    01 October 2020

    Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ILO in the Arab States has been leading a regional initiative to better understand the impact of the crisis on vulnerable workers, including Syrian refugees and host community members and on enterprises. This is being done through a series of rapid assessments conducted jointly with humanitarian and development partners in Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon - three Arab States which host a large number of Syrian refugees.

  7. 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.

  9. 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.