The Governorate of Karbala in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and support of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) organized a conference to roll out the Holly Karbala Private Sector Development Strategy (2018-2030) in Karbala province.
On this year’s international Youth Day, see how UNDP is working with the Government of Iraq to create #SafeSpaces4Youth
Through the Funding Facility for Stabilization and the Iraq Crisis Response and Resilience Programme, UNDP is creating #SafeSpaces4Youth in Iraq through employment; building hope and securing futures for young people, their families and their country.
On a hot, windless summer’s day, a crowd gathered on the banks of the Euphrates to celebrate a significant moment for its citizens. The Fallujah Iron Bridge, the iconic landmark around since the 1930s, was finally re-opening.
After the rise of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)/Da’esh in 2014, the Government and people of Iraq have suffered from the impact of one the decade’s worst conflicts, which involved the widespread commission of violations of international law by the terrorist group, including conflict-related sexual violence.
The United Nations Development Program UNDP, in partnership with the Iraqi Commission of Integrity, organized a workshop designed to discuss and provide an understanding on the data and methodologies used to rank countries on the Corruption Perception Index (CPI)
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Erbil Governorate have launched eight infrastructure projects to improve services that are fundamental to daily life, such as electricity, water, roads, and sewerage, for over 284,000 people across the Governorate of Erbil.

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34 million

Population

99%

of government revenue is generated by the oil sector

23%

of Iraqis live on less than US$ 2.2 a day

18%

of youth (15-24 years) are unemployed

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