Zig’s Place Chat and News Sunday AM 5-16-21
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butterfly Campaign to Tackle the Child Labour in Iraq…………16th May 2021………..ILO and partners launch nation-wide campaign to tackle the worst forms of child labour in Iraq
The International Labour Organization (ILO) in Iraq and partners launched a nation-wide campaign to tackle the worst forms of child labour in the country.
The campaign will target 10,000 children, their families and guardians, teachers, employers, and the media through a series of activities which aim to raise awareness on the increasing dangers of child labour, mobilise efforts to reach the heart of communities most effected by the rise of child labour in the country; and encourage activities to amplify the voices of those effected by the problem.
During a virtual meeting, which was attended by senior representatives of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of Iraq, including the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, as well as representatives of ILO’s local implementing partners Al-Tahreer Association for Development and Kurdistan Save the Children, partners discussed joint efforts in the implementations of the campaign and its activities.
“The year 2021 has been declared as the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour, and our campaign in Iraq is part of these global efforts to combat child labour,” said Dr. Maha Kattaa, ILO Country Coordinator in Iraq.
“We hope through your support, recommendations and collaboration, this campaign will have a significant and lasting impact on the ground. We want to speak as one voice against the dangers of child labour and seek wider partnerships, such as that of the private sector, to address these issues.”
Child labour has been on the raise in Iraq in recent years due to a combination of factors including armed conflict, displacement and economic challenges, which have been further compounded by COVID-19, forcing a growing number of children into the workforce.
butterfly The campaign will be guided by existing ILO tools to combat child labour, such as SCREAM, which is an education and social mobilization initiative, to help educators worldwide promote understanding and awareness of child labour among young people, and the recently launched inter-agency toolkit to guide humanitarian actors and other agencies in the global community to effectively prevent and respond to child labour in humanitarian action.
These tools will be translated and adapted to the Iraq context and used through various activities including social media campaigns and community-level outreach.
The campaign will also support on-going efforts that seek to link children and their families with existing support mechanisms. This will complement activities by the ILO and partners to address child labour. With support from the European Regional Development and Protection Programme for Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq (RDPP II) – a joint European initiative by the Czech Republic, Denmark, the European Union, Ireland and Switzerland, the ILO is currently implementing a project which tackles the worst forms of child labour amongst Syrian refugees, internally displaced persons and vulnerable host community members in Iraq.
Iraq has ratified the ILO Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No. 138) and the ILO Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182), which are central to the fight against child labour. In December 2019, the ILO signed and launched a new Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) in Iraq in partnership with the Government and social partners for the period 2019-2023.
Under the programme, the ILO is working with government, worker and employer organizations to support national initiatives on employment promotion, rights at work, social dialogue and social protection, including developing an effective framework to address child labour (Source: UN)
butterfly 2021-05-16 07:37 Shafaq News/ The Iraqi Ministry of Health-the State Company for Marketing Medicines and medical supplies announced today, Sunday, receiving a new batch of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.
The company said that a fleet of refrigerated trucks loaded with vaccine boxes moved towards all Iraqi governorates, including Kurdistan Region.
butterfly 2021-05-16 06:27 Shafaq News/ The Iraqi Airforce carried out Sunday sorties in several areas south of Mosul, the center of the Nineveh Governorate.
A security source informed Shafaq News Agency that a military operation was initiated in several areas within the sub-district of Hammam al-Alil south of Mosul, indicating that the two territories of Ain Shalhoub and al-Minqar were also targeted in these operations.
It added, “The forces participating in this operation were composed of the Anti-Terrorism Unit and the Iraqi army’s 16th division, which relied on Iraqi F-16 planes to bombard several tunnels. The operation is still ongoing as other targets are still on the operatives’ agenda.”
At the same time, the Security Media Cell(SMC) confirmed the beginning of the military operation, “According to precise intelligence information, F-16 planes have executed a number of air sorties in the southwest of Hammam al-Aleel, and targeted tunnels used by ISIS in attacks against our Security Forces.”
butterfly 2021-05-16 04:38 Shafaq News/ MP of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan(PUK), Shirwan Mirza, revealed on Sunday an upcoming visit of the Kurdish delegation to Baghdad to discuss the implementation of the general budget law and the payment of the dues to its region.
In a statement he made to Shafaq News Agency, Mirza declared, “A technical delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government(KRG) will arrive in Baghdad within the next few days to discuss the implementation mechanism of the general budget law for the current year, including Article 11 which is related to the region’s share of the budget.”
He added, “The Kurdish delegation will meet with the recently formed technical delegation of the Federal Government to discuss the disbursement of the financial dues to the Kurdistan Region.”
Mirza stressed that the Prime Minister, Mustafa al-Kadhimi, has confirmed the completion of the preparations for implementing the budget law and the disbursement of all financial dues, including the Region’s entitlements.
butterfly 2021-05-16 02:17 Shafaq News/ The President of Kurdistan, Nechirvan Barzani, called for “peaceful solution” to crises worldwide on the occasion of the International Day of Living Together.
President Barzani tweeted today, Sunday, “on International Day of Living Together in Peace, we reiterate our unwavering support to coexistence and peace in the world.”
“We call for peaceful solution to crises and tensions everywhere,” he added.
“We work to make sure Kurdistan remains a land of coexistence, harmony and peace forever.”
butterfly Al-Sihoud: Wrong policies, partisan and sectarian quotas, have caused a catastrophic failure in the management of water resources in Iraq
Sunday 16, May 2021 14:54……………..Former member of parliament, candidate for State of Law coalition, Muhammad Saadoun Al-Sihoud, said that the wrong policies and partisan and sectarian quotas have caused a catastrophic failure in the management of water resources in Iraq.
Al-Sihoud said in a press statement today: “The sectarian, partisan, and factional quotas weakened a large number of ministries, including the Ministry of Water Resources, because of the influence of parties or blocs over this or that ministry, as well as the lack of professionalism of the minister himself due to his lack of competence, specialization, or independence.”
“This weakness has cast a shadow over securing water quotas and limiting its scarcity in the summer season, and thus the water levels in it are very dangerous, especially after the construction of the” Ilisu “dam in Turkey, which reduced the volume of water releases in the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.
He added, “Among the reasons for the decline in water levels in the Tigris and Euphrates rivers is the ministry’s inability to limit violations of water quotas between governorates and the riparian countries, as a result of poor communication and dialogues and lack of commitment to international agreements, as well as poor storage and use of rainwater in winter and the lack of plans. And major projects that secure water resources for many years. ”
butterfly Al-Sihoud pointed out that “the suspension of dredging projects, treatment of rivers and streams, and the construction of artesian wells, especially in recent years, also negatively affected the development of water resources, which weakened the agricultural and animal production in Iraq.”
It is noteworthy that the Tigris and Euphrates rivers are witnessing a dangerous decline in their levels, especially in recent times, due to the lack of water releases from Turkey.
BobbyC News Feed posts الاقتصاديون العراقيون · The most important thing in banking is confidence.
Building confidence needs great efforts and different degrees. Even the banking sector builds confidence with (the customer) must reach and deliver services to the customer first class.
The simplest: ATM
Here all banks must cooperate to build ATM to reach all Iraqi neighborhoods and cities, in a way that the card holder can withdraw from any ATM regardless of its owner and without additional commissions.
In this case, all banks will benefit from providing this service to their customers, and we will be back an ATM network covering all Iraq.
And Bahbaji, the citizen’s way will feel that his money is close to him, and he can withdraw it, he likes it easily, and here I will increase confidence in the banking sector. #عقيل_الأنصاري #الاقتصاديون_العراقيون
Dave as of last year 1003 atms across iraq…. https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/IRQFCACNUM
BobbyC Finacial Inclusion has been a hot topic for 18 years. With inclusion comes confidence. Now most of that is forced inclusion lol
BobbyC And yes those ATM’s play a huge role in the inclusion aspect. Access to monies are important
Dave soon to replace mattresses
BobbyC For now that mattress is safer 🙂
butterfly The UN Secretary-General is “shocked” by the number of civilian casualties in Gaza
Sunday 16, May 2021 19:53………..The Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, described the hostilities between Israelis and Palestinians as “extremely horrific”, expressing his shock at the number of civilians killed in Gaza as a result of Israeli strikes.
In a speech delivered during a session of the UN Security Council today, Guterres said that the ongoing hostilities between the Israeli forces and the Palestinian factions are “extremely horrific,” noting that he is “shocked” by the number of victims among the Palestinian civilian population, especially children and women, as a result of the Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip. .
He pointed out that “the only way forward is to return to negotiations with the aim of establishing two states to coexist side by side in peace and security with mutual recognition of each other, and considering Jerusalem as the capital of both states, in accordance with United Nations resolutions, international law and previous agreements.”
He stressed that the escalation of tension around the Gaza Strip could lead to an uncontrollable security and humanitarian crisis in the entire region.
Guterres stressed that the fighting must stop immediately, and called on all parties to allow the mediation efforts to progress and succeed.
He added that the United Nations is pushing all parties strongly towards an immediate ceasefire.
butterfly Nechirvan Barzani discusses with an American delegation the local conditions and the relations of Baghdad and Erbil
Sunday 16, May 2021 23:59 ……..The President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, met with a high-level US delegation, which included Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Joy Hood, Acting Special Representative for Syria Affairs Amy Electrona, and Director of Iraq and Syria Affairs in the National Security Council Zahra Bell.
A statement by the Presidency of the Region stated that Barzani discussed with the delegation the local conditions, relations in Erbil and Baghdad, the upcoming elections, ISIS movements, and the duties of the international coalition in Iraq.
“The two parties’ visions coincided, that ISIS is a great and continuous threat to the security and stability of Iraq and the region,” he added.
The two sides also affirmed the support and coordination of the Peshmerga and Iraqi forces, as well as discussed the Syrian situation.
Butterfly Al-Araji and Mr. Hussein Al-Sadr discuss political developments and national dialogue
Monday 17, May 2021 00:22 ………National Security Adviser Qassem Al-Araji discussed with Mr. Hussein Al-Sadr the political and security developments and the issue of the national dialogue.
The Office of the National Security Adviser said in a statement: “Mr. Al-Sadr received Al-Araji, in the holy city of Al-Kadhimiya, and during the meeting they discussed the latest political and security developments, on the Arab and regional levels, especially the developments of events in Palestine.”
The statement added, “Al-Araji and Al-Sadr discussed the issue of the national dialogue, as Mr. Al-Sadr stressed that the interlocutors should set one goal for the dialogue, which is the homeland, and from which it also starts.”
Al-Araji praised the great role of Mr. Hussein Al-Sadr, through establishing the approach of tolerance and acceptance of the other, which is the main focus of the national dialogue.
butterfly Karbala Health Ministry receives a new shipment of Pfizer vaccine
Sunday 16, May 2021 22:52…………A new shipment of Pfizer vaccine, prepared by the Ministry of Health and Environment, arrived in the holy Karbala Governorate, on Sunday.
The Director of the Immunization Division in the Public Health Department of the Governorate Health Department, Dr. Afrah Abdel-Abbas, said: “Today, a new shipment of Pfizer vaccine arrived at the vaccination port in Imam Al-Hussein (peace be upon him), reaching (1170) vaccination doses,” indicating that “the new dose from The vaccine will be a first dose for the department’s employees and citizens who have registered and registered their information on the online reservation platform, and they will be vaccinated from tomorrow, Monday.
She added, “There are other meals of the same vaccine, which will arrive in succession according to the ministerial contract.” It renewed its call for citizens aged 18 years and over to register and record their information on the online reservation platform (the pre-booking application for the Corona vaccinehttp://cov19reg.phd.iq/ ) to take the anti-virus vaccine, in a way that contributes to supporting efforts to address the pandemic and maintain the health and safety of everyone.
It is noteworthy that “with the arrival of the new dose of the vaccine, the department will have received (7) meals, five of which are for the Medical City, and two for the Al Hindiya General Hospital.
butterfly The arrest of the officials of the bombing and the incursions into ISIS in western Nineveh
Sunday 16, May 2021 23:53……Military Intelligence arrested two prominent terrorists as they crossed the Iraqi-Syrian border west of Nineveh.
A statement by the Intelligence Directorate stated: “The arrest of the terrorists was carried out in the (Gilbarat) region of Rabi`a district, west of Nineveh, with a qualitative intelligence operation, after information was provided about a movement by ISIS terrorist remnants to cross the border from Syria towards Iraqi territory.”
The statement added: “One of them is responsible for the booby-traps and the so-called bail in Al-Baaj, and the other is in charge of the so-called storming force, and he led the storming of al-Moumi police station in Rabia, and participated in the captivity of Yazidi women, and they are among those wanted to the judiciary under an arrest warrant in accordance with the provisions of Article 4 / Terrorism.”
butterfly 2021-05-16 16:17 Shafaq News / The Samarra District authorities announced that more than 15 billion dinars were allocated to establish service projects in the district, to be implemented as soon as the implementation of the budget law begins.
The Deputy commissioner of Samarra, Mahmoud Khalaf al-Samarrai, told Shafaq News agency that the projects will be implemented as soon as the budget law is put into force, indicating that there are other projects allocated to Samarra within the Fund for Reconstruction of Liberated Areas and Support and Stability of Cities Affected by Terrorism.
The Iraqi governorates and their administrative units have suffered from a lack of service projects during the past year due to COVID-19 and the financial crisis that resulted from it.
Samarra is located 125 km north of Baghdad. It is bordered to the north by Tikrit, to the west by Ramadi, and to the east by Baquba. The district’s population is 440,000, 190,000 of whom live in the city of Samarra.
Sheila PeteV stepped away… sorry missed you
PeteV its ok sheila
Sheila PeteV so maybe the 23rd?
PeteV oh have u heard something?? sheila
Sheila PeteV just reading all the boards and the articles @butterfly brings into chat
Sheila PeteV did tell the room on Friday that my one and only bank source signed their non-dis-agree and would not be contacting me anymore. so there’s that.
PeteV i did see that , oh to bad Sheila but maybe good for us sheila
Sheila PeteV yes, they said it good for all… and very likely to be extremely soon
PeteV nice, i hope it is soon