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  • 16 Apr 2014
    Inception Workshop on Developing DRR Capacity in Iraq

    Long standing partnership between the Government of Iraq and the UNDP to contextualize disaster risks within in the broader development framework of the country.

  • 10 Apr 2014
    UNDP Signs a Landmark Agreement with Iraq’s High Judicial Council

    On 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.

  • 09 Apr 2014
    Iraq Committed to Recovery of Stolen Assets

    Under 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”.

  • 05 Apr 2014
    The Future We Want: Rights and Empowerment

    A 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” .

  • 11 Mar 2014
    JICA (Japan) and UNDP Partnership Reinforcement Agreement to Accelerate Economic Recovery in Iraq

    Japan 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.

  • 24 Feb 2014
    Vocational Training is Key to Income Generation and Improving the Future of Unemployed Youth in Basrah – UNDP and Shell Iraq

    UNDP 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.

  • 03 Nov 2013
    New help desk in Baghdad’s oldest court provides free legal assistance to women and most vulnerable

    A 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.

  • 01 Oct 2013
    Rehabilitated schools mean fewer children per classroom and increased quality of education in local communities – UNDP and Shell Iraq

    Al 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.

  • 26 Aug 2013
    Providing free legal assistance for southern Iraq’s most vulnerable

    Vulnerable 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.

  • 19 Jun 2013
    Study on Corruption and Integrity in Iraq’s Public Sector Released

    Iraq’s Commission of Integrity, with the support of the Central Statistics Office, has launched findings from its study on corruption and integrity in the country’s public sector.

  • 07 Jun 2013
    Advocating for Iraq's Environmental Protection

    The United Nations participated today in a national event to mark World Environment Day, where it renewed its commitment and support to the Government of Iraq in its efforts to preserve the environment and respond to climate change in Iraq.

  • 05 Jun 2013
    Helping 6 million Iraqis vulnerable to food insecurity

    On World Environment Day, the United Nations is highlighting the importance of sustainable environmental management to ensure food security. Nearly 6 million Iraqis face food deprivation and vulnerability.

  • 27 May 2013
    Launch of Iraq’s First Anti-Corruption Curricula for Primary and Secondary Schools

    The Ministry of Education has today launched new curricula for both primary and secondary schools in Iraq. The aim is to raise awareness and understanding of the concepts of integrity, transparency, human rights and honesty.

  • 13 May 2013
    Iraqis Look to the Future: The Post-2015 Development Agenda

    With only two years remaining before the deadline of the Millennium Declaration Goals (MDGs), the UN is consulting with a wide range of Iraqi civil society, persons living with disabilities, academia, women and youth groups to add their voices to the global conversation on what issues the international community should prioritise beyond 2015.

  • 04 Apr 2013
    More progress required to eliminate threat of landmines to Iraqis

    Iraq continues to be one of the most contaminated countries in the world with landmines and unexploded ordinance. Today, on the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, the United Nations calls for more progress to eliminate the threat of landmines to Iraqis.

  • 10 Jan 2013
    JICA and UNDP Sign Partnership Agreement to Accelerate Economic Recovery in Iraq

    The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and UNDP have signed a new agreement to strengthen their partnership and accelerate the implementation of infrastructure and economic development projects in Iraq. The focus of the partnership will be in key sectors such as electricity, water and sanitation, oil, irrigation, transportation and industry.

  • 04 Dec 2012
    UNDP Administrator Visits Baghdad to Reinforce Partnership and Cooperation with Iraq

    Ms. Helen Clark, the Administrator of UNDP and the Chair of the United Nations Development Group concluded a three day visit to Baghdad. “I came to Baghdad to give support and visibility to the work that UNDP and the UN Country Team do in Iraq.” said Ms.Clark. “I’m really quite impressed with the broad UNDP programme here in Iraq across all the elements of our mandate” she added.

  • 09 Oct 2012
    Women’s Economic Empowerment Conference held in Baghdad

    Under the patronage of Deputy Prime Minister Dr. Rowsch Shaways and in cooperation with UNDP Iraq, the first ever Women’s Economic Empowerment Conference was held in Baghdad on 7-8 October under the slogan “Equality Means Business”. The conference was organized with support from UN Women, ILO and IOM.

  • 25 Sep 2012
    Famous Iraqi Musician Returns to Baghdad for Peace Concert

    The world famous Iraqi musician Naseer Shamma performed at the Baghdad national theatre for the first time in 20 years at a concert to celebrate International Peace Day in Iraq.

  • 26 Jul 2012
    More Electricity for Iraq as UNDP Completes Rehabilitation Works at Al-Mussaib Power Station

    UNDP Iraq recently visited the Al-Mussaib power station to commemorate the completion of rehabilitation works on one of the station’s units. The works will now ensure a stable supply of 200 MW of electricity. “The project has been completed just in time to meet the peak of summer demand,” said a relieved Engineer Raheem of the Ministry of Electricity who managed this rehabilitation project which was financed by the United Nations Iraq Trust Fund through a generous contribution by the Government of Japan.

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