Under the patronage of the President of the Northern Technical University, Prof. Dr. Alia Abbas Ali Al-Attar, the Media Center for civil society organizations in Iraq organized a panel discussion to exchange ideas and identify obstacles to “Expanding protection and social security to include self-employed and irregular workers” in partnership with International Labor Organization and funded by the European Union.
The seminar aimed to:
Best practices of social protection and social security systems and their importance in expanding workers’ coverage
Determining the main messages about how to increase the coverage area in Iraq
Determining the basic messages about the labor law, the retirement law, and social security for workers, and the importance of their application.
The activities of the symposium began with welcoming speeches by the President of the University and Mrs. Basma Bassim, representative of the Nineveh Governorate, representative of the Committee on Labor, Social Affairs and Civil Society Organizations in the House of Representatives, and the representative of the European Union, and then presented the statistics proven at the Department of Retirement, Social Security and Workers in Nineveh by Mr. Raad Ismail Al-Badrany, director of the department, and then the topic of accelerating the transition to organized and decent work and falling under the umbrella of social security was presented by Dr. Maha Sector – the country coordinator of the International Labor Organization, and then a quick presentation of a research study and action plan on increasing the inclusion of irregular workers and self-employed workers was presented by The researcher, Mrs. Faten Ayed – an economic researcher at the Media Center for Civil Society Organizations in Iraq. In conclusion, everyone extended their thanks and appreciation to the President of the University for sponsoring and embracing the activities of the dialogue symposium, praying to God for our university with more scientific brilliance.