Resources on Iraq

  1. Full and timely implementation of Iraq’s Pensions and Social Security Law critically needed

    08 December 2023

    A two-day seminar in Karbala by the Al-Nabaa Dialogue Forum and the ILO, funded by the EU, highlighted the importance of implementing Iraq’s newly enacted Retirement and Social Security Law for Workers.

  2. The Netherlands commits to further support for ILO’s work on forced displacement

    30 November 2023

    PROSPECTS Partnership enters second phase with the new agreement signed between the Netherlands and the ILO

  3. The ILO, the Central Bank of Iraq and partners celebrate success of the financial Inclusion Initiative for MSMEs under the PROSPECTS Programme

    20 November 2023

    Hundreds of loans have been disbursed to aspiring entrepreneurs and existing MSMEs through the project, contributing to the creation and retention of more than 1,200 job opportunities for Iraqi host communities and forcibly displaced people.

  4. ILO's groundbreaking afforestation project in Kurdistan Region of Iraq boosts sustainable development and decent work

    17 November 2023

    The initiative, funded by the Government of the Netherlands under the PROSPECTS Partnership, aims to address climate challenges and create over 700 short-term jobs for local Iraqis, internally displaced persons (IDPs), and Syrian refugees.

  5. Human security and sustainable development in Iraq and the Arab World: Reality, Challenges, and Ways Forward

    16 November 2023

    A conference organised by the Baghdad-based Bait Al-Hikma think tank, in cooperation with the ILO and several academic entities, focused on issues related to achieving human security and sustainable development and some of the challenges and solutions in Iraq and the region.

  6. ILO explores transformative private sector solutions in forced displacement contexts

    13 November 2023

    Through a three-day knowledge-sharing event bringing together a wide range of partners, the ILO placed the spotlight on the importance of working closely with private sector actors in forced displacement with a collective vision for sustainable and inclusive socio-economic development.

  7. Four hundred women and men from forcibly displaced and host communities in Iraq complete Work-Based Learning programmes

    25 October 2023

    Implemented by ILO under the PROSPECTS Partnership, the programmes covered 18 occupations, involving 60 enterprises and enterprise owners, and an array of government and social partners, who provided youth with the necessary market-relevant skills that support their transition to decent work.

  8. Netherlands and ILO delegation visit to Duhok sheds light on PROSPECTS Partnership’s impact on host and forcibly displaced populations

    20 October 2023

    The visit highlighted key aspects of ILO’s programme under the PROSPECTS Partnership to support youth in their transition to decent work, with the support of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

  9. ILO and partners discuss efforts to expand social protection in Iraq in light of new Social Security Law

    19 October 2023

    A mutli-stakeholder meeting focused on measures needed to ensure the effective enforcement of the new law by partners working closely to implement a social protection reform programme, with the support of the European Union.

  10. Seventy-five women and men in Iraq's City of Basra complete a vocational training programme, paving the way for more and better employment opportunities

    19 October 2023

    The training sessions are part of the collaboration between ILO and UN-Habitat under the European Union funded project "Increasing Access to Employment Opportunities for Vulnerable Urban Population in Basra City in Response to the COVID-19 Crisis."