Our Stories

  • Easy and Affordable Counsel
    Nov 13, 2017

    Many Iraqis confronting the judicial system do not have either the legal knowledge on how to defend or enforce their rights nor have the financial means to afford counsel. Eliza, a 14 year old Iraqi Kurdish girl fell in love with the neighbours’ son and became pregnant.

  • Provincial Council of Basra formulates strategic plan to contribute to effective management of the oil and gas sector
    Oct 31, 2017

    Basra, 01 November 2017- The southern Governorate of Iraq, Basra, now has a three-year strategic plan for oil and gas. As a key pillar of Basra’s economy, this industry is supposed to employ thousands of workers and generate billions of dollars of revenue each year. Unfortunately, the industry is falling short of its expected developmental goals. It has been assessed that the industry’s performance can be boosted through sound management and improved capacity and expertise. The Provincial Council of Basra is seeking to address this issue, in part, with its Committee for Oil and Gas.

  • Tuberculosis control during crisis
    Oct 8, 2017

    20 May 2016- The combination of sectarian violence, internal displacement and the influx of refugees from Syria poses a severe threat to tuberculosis control efforts in Iraq. Despite the dangers, UNDP has been reaching these people in war-torn areas with much needed treatment.

  • “We are part of the same humanity”
    Sep 17, 2017

    For youth affected by the crisis in Iraq, brushes, palettes and a good dose of creativity can be powerful tools to build a vision of peace and coexistence.

  • Supporting entrepreneurship and business development for the reinforcement of economic growth in Basra under UNDP-Shell Partnership
    Aug 22, 2017

    Basra, June 2017- Over 65 potential Iraqi entrepreneurs have been recently trained on establishing small businesses, business management and financial literacy under the UNDP-Shell Partnership in Basra, South of Iraq.

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