International Organisation working in Iraq
United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI)
UNAMI is a Special Political Mission established in 2003 by United Nations Security Council Resolution 1500, at the request of the Government of the Republic of Iraq. UNAMI’s mandate is to advise and assist the Government and people of Iraq on a number of issues. This includes advancing inclusive political dialogue and national reconciliation, assisting in the electoral process and in the planning for a national census, facilitating regional dialogue between Iraq and its neighbours, and promoting the protection of human rights and judicial and legal reforms. The Mission is also mandated to work with government partners and civil society to coordinate the humanitarian and development efforts of the United Nations Agencies, Funds and specialised Programmes.
The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Iraq comprises 24 UN Agencies, Funds and specialized Programmes including 19 resident and five non-resident agencies, and coordinates their work through joint work plans. The UNCT works to improve the lives and livelihoods of all Iraqis by supporting the country in achieving the Sustainable Development Agenda and its related Sustainable Development Goals with the latest specialized expertise and evidence-based actions.
International Labour Organisation (ILO)
Iraq has been a member of the ILO since 1932 and has ratified 68 ILO Conventions, including all eight fundamental Conventions.
In December 2019, Iraq and the ILO launched the country’s first Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP). DWCPs are the ILO’s main vehicle to implement its decent work agenda and to deliver policy, institutional and development cooperation support to member states.
In March 2020, the ILO opened its first Iraq country coordination office, in the capital Baghdad, in response to a request by MoLSA. To provide better support to the government, workers and employers of Iraq in promoting decent work and increasing employment opportunities.
International Organisation for Migration (IOM)
IOM Iraq works in cooperation with the Government of Iraq (GoI) and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to provide support across the country’s 18 governorates, pursuing a holistic approach that focuses on sustainable, long-term impact, while also serving the critical, immediate needs of those experiencing protracted displacement and crisis. Furthermore, IOM Iraq supports the GoI to manage safe, orderly and regular migration and works together with Iraqi government authorities and civil society organisations to create conditions for the revitalisation, stabilization and reform of the country’s social, economic and political life.