Signing of a memorandum UN to rehabilitate the oil sector in Iraq
11/12/2011 15:46

Erbil, 11 December / December (Rn) - The United Nations Development Programme Yu. That. De. My Sunday signed a memorandum with the Iraqi Oil Ministry in an effort to qualify them, and create more job opportunities in the sector which is witnessing an increasing growth.

And the note will continue for two years and include the development of skills and human resources management in the oil and gas and support the ability to create jobs for the growing Iraqi workforce.
Iraq has oil reserves estimated at 143 billion barrels oil with the possibility of an additional estimated 200 billion barrels. Iraq plans to increase production from its current level of 2.6 million barrels per day to 12 million barrels per day by 2017.
According to UNDP at the United Nations, that 1% is working in the oil sector of the labor force only. Iraq has huge reserves of gas are not optimally exploited is due to begin taking advantage of them to increase local production of electricity.

According to the UN, the memorandum will strengthen the ability of the Directorate of Training and Development in the Oil Ministry in conducting surveys in the labor market and training needs assessment and design of training programs to meet the growing demand for qualified manpower in the oil and gas.
The partnership will add also formalize the dialogue between the ministry and the private sector with regard to raising the level of skills and labor standards and human resources management.
The director of the United Nations Development Programme in Iraq, Peter Batchelor, in an official statement that the memo will also work on the rehabilitation of the oil ministry and the private sector to create more and better jobs, including youth and women in response to the rapid growth in the labor market.

The statement quoted from the fact that Hashem, Director General of the Directorate of Training and Development in the Oil Ministry as saying, "complete human resources strategy that we develop with the United Nations Development Programme national energy strategy prepared by the Government to ensure the continued expansion and high productivity in the oil and gas."
"We hope to join the other United Nations agencies such as ILO and the Organization of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Organization of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for this partnership to provide expertise to the staff of the Ministry and its employees in the oil and gas."
The statement that "a committee headed by the Ministry of Oil (Abdul Karim and coffee) will coordinate the work under this Agreement in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme and the Advisory Committee to the Prime Minister and will include the oil companies, local and international representatives of trade unions."
The United Nations Development Programme to develop a global network of the United Nations is working in 166 countries and help organizations to develop solutions to meet the challenges of global and national development and is working to develop local capacity, which depends on the staff of UNDP and partners.

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