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The "land between two rivers" adapts to its most recent challenge

Iraq has struggled with many challenges in recent decades; the emergence of a pandemic has added a new layer of complexity to its recovery.  


Iraq prepares for COVID-19

UNDP is working with its partners as an unparalleled crisis hits a country recovering from years of conflict.  


Gathering "all of Iraq" to understand peace

Iraqi students design activities for people from various backgrounds to exchange ideas about peace.  


Climate leadership in one of the most challenging corners of the world

What the Arab States are doing to create a sustainable future.  


New roads lead to new opportunities

The Iraq Crisis Response and Resilience Programme is improving infrastructure in a region recovering from conflict.  


SDG 16 as an accelerator for the 2030 Agenda

UNDP is working with a broad alliance to highlight the importance of peace, justice and strong institutions.  


What happens next

Responding to disasters and building for the future.  


How landmines hinder development

On International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, a look at the way landmines further hold back already poor communities.  


Stabilizing countries in crisis

UNDP has started a new generation of large-scale stabilization programmes, aiming at rapidly re-establishing basic services.  


Donors pledge US$7 billion for Syrians and neighbouring countries

Delegates to a conference co-hosted by the European Union and United Nations in Brussels has pledged some US$7 billion to reach 21.2 million people in Syria and neighbouring countries.  

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