Iraq: Declining rates of child labour

The Ministry of Planning announced that its latest indicators show a decrease in child labour rates and an increase in the number of children enrolled in schools. The ministry’s spokesperson stated that “child labour is not a constant phenomenon. It depends on the economic conditions of the country,” noting “there are signs that in the years prior to 2020 witnessed a decline in child labour rates.” He, also, mentioned that “the percentage of child labour by 2020 reached 1.5 to 2%, in addition to the 95 % of children enrolled in schools,” noting the ministry’s intention “to conduct a survey to identify indicators, including child labour and the labour market.”