ILO in Iraq

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    Iraq has been a member of the ILO since 1932 and has ratified 68 ILO Conventions, including all eight fundamental Conventions. Since 2004, the ILO and Iraq’s government, workers’ organizations and employers’ organizations have worked closely as part of the post-war reconstruction effort to bolster Decent Work and develop the labour market across the different areas of the country. More on Iraq

With ILO Support Iraq:

  1. Enterprise Development

    • Launched 189 start-up businesses and created 598 jobs through the ILO Know About Business (KAB) programme.
    • Developed Economic Development Strategies for seven governorates.
    • Established, equipped, and trained five Business Information Centres in partnership with the local Chambers of Commerce.

  2. International Labour Standards

    • Ratified the Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87).
    • Adopted a new Labour Law to improve Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.
    • Ratified the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 2006 (No. 187).

  3. Skills and Employability

    • Designed a Roadmap for Public Employment Services in Iraqi Kurdistan.