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Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (Iran)

Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
وزارت کار و امور اجتماعی
Agency overview
Formed 1 November 1950
Dissolved 3 August 2011
Superseding agency Ministry of Cooperatives, Labour and Social Welfare
Jurisdiction Islamic Republic of Iran
Headquarters Iran Tehran, Iran

Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of Iran (Persian: وزارت کار و امور اجتماعی‎), was the main organ of Iranian Government in charge of the regulation and implementation of policies applicable to labour and social affairs.


After the Second World War and its social and economic effects, disagreements and strikes increased in different parts of the country, these pressures made the government of prime minister Ahmad Qavam to establish an independent office as "General Office of Labour" under the "Ministry of Profession and Art"[1] in 1944.[2] It couldn't solve the existed problems, so they came to a conclusion that in order to overcome the problems, they should pass a law for labour regulations.[2] The first Labour law was approved by cabinet (but not the parliament) on May 18, 1946, in a special situation where the labour strikes was going to take a political aspect.[2] The inability of "General Office of Labour" to overcome the difficulties and other reasons, resulted in the formation of the "Ministry of Labour and Advertisement"[3] on August 4, 1946.[2] Later it became "Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs", and after the Iranian 1979 revolution, many related organizations came under it.[4] Ministry was dissolved on 3 August 2011.

List of Ministers

Pahlavi era: Mozffar Firuz was the first labour minister of Iran in Ghavam cabinet. Amongst other ministers of the same post during the Pahlavi era were Ahmad Aramesh in Ahmad Ghavam cabinet and Manuchehr Azmun in Amir-Abbas Hoveida cabinet. After the Iranian revolution:


The ministry consists of six deputies as:[5]

  • Deputy for Coordination & International affairs
  • Deputy for Labour Relations
  • Deputu for Planning & Employment Policies
  • Deputy for Social & Cultural affairs
  • Deputy for Legal & Parliamentary affairs
  • Deputy for Patronage

See also


External links

  • Official Website

Coordinates: 35°42′3.41″N 51°22′2.71″E / 35.7009472°N 51.3674194°E / 35.7009472; 51.3674194

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