http://www.undp.org/content/iraq/en/home/presscenter2014-04-18T00:30:09.999ZPress CenterAdobe CQInception Workshop on Developing DRR Capacity in Iraqnoemail@noemail.orgzaid.amarinLong standing partnership between the Government of Iraq and the UNDP to contextualize disaster risks within in the broader development framework of the country.http://www.undp.org/content/iraq/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/04/16/inception-workshop-on-developing-drr-capacity-in-iraq2014-04-17T11:24:30.203Z2014-04-17T11:24:30.203ZUNDP Signs and Landmark Agreement with Iraq’s High Judicial Councilnoemail@noemail.orgzaid.amarinOn Thursday 10 April, a landmark agreement was signed between the High Judicial Council of Iraq (HJC) and UNDP establishing a cooperation framework to reform the legal and judicial sector in Iraq.http://www.undp.org/content/iraq/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/04/10/undp-signs-and-landmark-agreement-with-iraq-s-high-judicial-council2014-04-16T10:31:49.799Z2014-04-16T10:31:49.799ZIraq Committed to Recovery of Stolen Assets email@example.comUnder the patronage of the Prime Minister, the Commission of Integrity in partnership with UNDP-Iraq Anti-Corruption Programme launched the Second Forum on Anti-Corruption in Baghdad on 9th April 2014. This Forum specifically focused on ‘Recovery of Stolen Assets”. http://www.undp.org/content/iraq/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/04/09/iraq-committed-to-recovery-of-stolen-assets-2014-04-17T12:49:14.328Z2014-04-17T12:49:14.328ZThe Future We Want: Rights and Empowermentnoemail@noemail.orgzaid.amarinA Regional consultation was organized by the Regional Bureau for Arab States (RBAS) from April 5-6 in Amman to present a new regional initiative ‘Fostering the Inclusive Participation and Effective Contribution of Arab Women in the Public Sphere” .http://www.undp.org/content/iraq/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/04/05/the-future-we-want-rights-and-empowerment2014-04-17T13:22:40.567Z2014-04-17T13:22:40.567ZIraq Commemorates World Tuberculosis Daynoemail@noemail.orgzaid.amarinIn the conjunction with the International World Tuberculosis Day of March 24th, the UNDP National TB Programme organized the 6th National TB conference in Nasiryha -Thiqar from 24-25 of March 2014. Attended by Senior Officials from the Ministry of Health, Members from the Council of Representatives and governorate councils as well as the Director General of Health in Thiqar, the conference was an opportunity to share knowledge and practices between various governorates as well as to recognize the dedicated efforts Iraq has made in addressing this serious health issue.http://www.undp.org/content/iraq/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/03/24/iraq-commemorates-world-tuberculosis-day2014-03-30T13:49:59.007Z2014-03-30T13:49:59.007ZA graduation ceremony to award Cambridge Certificates to the Offices of the Inspectors General (OIGs)firstname.lastname@example.orgOn March 23rd 2014, A graduation ceremony was held to award Cambridge Certificates to distinguished trainees from the Offices of the Inspectors General (OIGs) in Iraq as part of the UNDP Iraq project, "Providing technical assistance to the offices of inspectors general in Iraq".http://www.undp.org/content/iraq/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/03/23/a-graduation-ceremony-to-award-cambridge-certificates-to-the-offices-of-the-inspectors-general-oigs-2014-03-31T11:58:06.641Z2014-03-31T11:58:06.641ZJICA (Japan) and UNDP Partnership Reinforcement Agreement to Accelerate Economic Recovery in Iraqnoemail@noemail.orgzaid.amarinJapan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and UNDP announced a reinforcement agreement to strengthen their partnership and accelerate the implementation of infrastructure and economic development projects in Iraq to improve the economic recovery and living condition of Iraqi people in key sectors such as electricity, water and sanitation, oil, irrigation, transportation, industry, health and communication. http://www.undp.org/content/iraq/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/03/11/jica-japan-and-undp-partnership-reinforcement-agreement-to-accelerate-economic-recovery-in-iraq2014-03-17T12:56:13.578Z2014-03-17T12:56:13.578ZCSO Peer Knowledge Exchange in Iraqnoemail@noemail.orgzaid.amarinPeer knowledge exchange is a powerful learning tool. This was demonstrated during the “2nd CSO Peer Knowledge Exchange Workshop” UNDP organized in Erbil from 25 to 27 February 2014.
This event is the second of its kind to bring together 31 CSOs to exchange experiences and learn from each other. CSOs were given a rare opportunity to share experiences and lessons learned with their peershttp://www.undp.org/content/iraq/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/02/27/cso-peer-knowledge-exchange-in-iraq2014-03-06T10:15:50.768Z2014-03-06T10:15:50.768ZVocational Training is Key to Income Generation and Improving the Future of Unemployed Youth in Basrah – UNDP and Shell Iraqnoemail@noemail.orgzaid.amarinUNDP in Iraq and Shell Iraq Petroleum Development BV (SIPD) are partnering to bring 30 unemployed male youths from Basrah Governorate to receive high quality vocational training in Amman, Jordan on 3rd March, 2014.http://www.undp.org/content/iraq/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/02/24/vocational-training-is-key-to-income-generation-and-improving-the-future-of-unemployed-youth-in-basrah-undp-and-shell-iraq2014-03-12T14:41:17.857Z2014-03-12T14:41:17.857ZEstablishing ties between Iraqi Academic Diaspora and Iraqi Universitiesnoemail@noemail.orgzaid.amarinThe Local Area Development Programme (LADP) Phase II is a UNDP led multi-agency, multi-year programme which aims to ensure that all Iraqi citizens benefit from effective local development processes and have access to quality essential services.http://www.undp.org/content/iraq/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/12/11/establishing-ties-between-iraqi-academic-diaspora-and-iraqi-universities2014-01-29T13:17:22.647Z2014-01-29T13:17:22.647ZLaunch of the “Enhancing protection for vulnerable women and girls among Syrian Refugees”email@example.comFor this year's 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, UNDP organized a live painting performance along with a short play in Kavargosk camp in Erbil to raise awareness on sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) and its social, legal, physical and mental health repercussions within the refugee community.http://www.undp.org/content/iraq/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/12/09/launch-of-the-enhancing-protection-for-vulnerable-women-and-girls-among-syrian-refugees-2013-12-18T12:51:43.815Z2013-12-18T12:51:43.815ZUNDP helps protect Syrian refugees in northern Iraq from gender-based firstname.lastname@example.orgUNDP is helping to enhance the protection of Syrian women and girls from sexual gender-based violence and trafficking. Funds are being utilised to provide emergency prevention and protection measures targeting women and girls vulnerable to abuse, human rights violations and exploitation.http://www.undp.org/content/iraq/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/11/13/undp-supports-protection-of-syrian-refugees-in-northern-iraq2013-11-13T11:20:03.922Z2013-11-13T11:20:03.922ZAutomated court case management system revolutionises Baghdad courtroom email@example.comCourtroom proceedings at Baghdad’s Rusafa Appellate Court have been revolutionised by the introduction of an automated court case management system (CCMS) designed to improve the efficiency and coordination of court activities.http://www.undp.org/content/iraq/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/11/06/automated-court-case-management-system-revolutionises-baghdad-courtroom-proceedings2013-12-18T13:00:21.909Z2013-12-18T13:00:21.909ZNew help desk in Baghdad’s oldest court provides free legal assistance to women and most firstname.lastname@example.orgA new legal help desk in Baghdad’s Rusafa Courthouse was inaugurated after Iraq’s Higher Judicial Council (HJC) partnered with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Iraqi non-governmental organisation Dar Al Khibra to provide free legal services to indigent Iraqi citizens as part of a larger effort to strengthen the administration of and citizens’ access to justice in the country.http://www.undp.org/content/iraq/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/11/03/new-help-desk-in-baghdad-s-oldest-court-provides-free-legal-assistance-to-women-and-most-vulnerable2013-11-05T08:33:52.735Z2013-11-05T08:33:52.735ZRehabilitated schools mean fewer children per classroom and increased quality of education in local communities – UNDP and Shell Iraqnoemail@noemail.orgzaid.amarinAl Nashwa, Basrah, Iraq, October 2013 – The United Nations Development Programme in Iraq and Shell Iraq Petroleum Development BV (SIPD) opened two newly rehabilitated schools that will support the education of approximately 800 primary school children in the Al-Nashwa community, which is close to Iraq’s Majnoon oilfield.http://www.undp.org/content/iraq/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/10/01/rehabilitated-schools-mean-fewer-children-per-classroom-and-increased-quality-of-education-in-local-communities-undp-and-shell-iraq2014-03-10T12:18:50.088Z2014-03-10T12:18:50.088ZBuilding the Capacity of Iraq's Family Protection Unitsnoemail@noemail.orgisik.oguzertemUNDP is intensifying its support to this important institution through a series of training sessions on investigations, forensics, and interview techniques.http://www.undp.org/content/iraq/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/09/26/building-the-capacity-of-iraq-s-family-protection-units2013-10-24T15:51:53.602Z2013-10-24T15:51:53.602ZUNDP in Iraq teams up with Iraqi oud virtuoso, Naseer Shamma, to celebrate Peace Daynoemail@noemail.orgisik.oguzertemThis year’s Peace Day celebrations focused on the theme Culture for Peace. Events included a concert in the National Theatre featuring world famous Iraqi oud musician, Naseer Shamma, a roundtable discussion livestreamed on YouTube, and the unveiling of a mural prepared by local artists calling for peace in Iraq.http://www.undp.org/content/iraq/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/09/21/undp-in-iraq-teams-up-with-iraqi-oud-virtuoso-naseer-shamma-to-celebrate-peace-day2013-10-29T12:22:08.368Z2013-10-29T12:22:08.368ZEquity, equality, justice and inclusiveness agreed as principles of new Kurdistan Region Independent Board of Human Rightsnoemail@noemail.orgisik.oguzertem32 members of the Kurdistan Region Independent Board for Human Rights from Duhok, Erbil, and Sulaymaniyah met from 16-19 September 2013 in Erbil to discuss the vision of the Board and the way forward. Their objective was to develop a jointly agreed vision, outline the Kurdistan Region’s human rights priorities, and enhance the understanding of international standards and operating frameworks of National Human Rights Institutions.http://www.undp.org/content/iraq/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/09/19/equity-equality-justice-and-inclusiveness-agreed-as-principles-of-new-kurdistan-region-independent-board-of-human-rights2013-09-26T08:18:12.776Z2013-09-26T08:18:12.776ZNurturing Youth Leadership in Iraqnoemail@noemail.orgisik.oguzertem70 young people attended a UNDP organized Youth Training Camp at the American University in Sulaymaniyah from 18 to 24 August, from nearly one thousand expressions of interest. This event represents a continuation of UNDP’s efforts to empower youth in terms of their participation in Iraq’s political future.http://www.undp.org/content/iraq/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/09/02/youth-training-camp2013-10-27T09:11:04.040Z2013-10-27T09:11:04.040ZProviding free legal assistance for southern Iraq’s most vulnerable email@example.comVulnerable groups in southern Iraq will soon be able to access free legal services directly from the Basrah Justice Palace. “By establishing a legal help desk directly inside the Basrah Justice Palace, we are minimising the time and money spent by vulnerable groups to seek legal assistance,” said Rini Reza, chief of the UN Development Programme’s democratic governance unit in Iraq. http://www.undp.org/content/iraq/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/08/26/-providing-free-legal-assistance-for-southern-iraq-s-most-vulnerable-2013-11-03T13:13:16.505Z2013-11-03T13:13:16.505Z