Our Stories

  • Equality Means Business
    Sep 9, 2013

    A number of remarkable Iraqi women entrepreneurs who managed to break social barriers and venture with successful small businesses came together to share the challenges they faced and how they overcame to become an integral part of the Iraqi economy.

  • My Voice Counts: Women at the Electoral Commission
    Sep 9, 2013

    Casting a vote in the ballot box is among the most important gestures that a citizen of voting age can make in a democratic country. Nawal Hussein speaks to UNDP about the important work taking place in Iraq's Electoral Commission.

  • Fallujah Maternity and Children’s Hospital Opens
    Jun 17, 2013

    The city of Fallujah, in Anbar Governorate, is home to approximately 700,000 people. Fallujah experienced some of the greatest violence and conflict in Iraq since May 2003. The city and the surrounding areas were left with severely deteriorated health services and a lack of effective facilities, particularly for paediatric, neonatal, and maternal care.

  • Marking International Volunteer Day
    Jun 17, 2013

    The United Nations marked International Volunteer Day for the first time in Iraq on 5 December. The event, held in Erbil under the theme “Volunteer Action Counts” was attended by the civil society, students from Salahadin University, the Government and the United Nations.

  • UNDP hands over new Community Policing stations in Basra
    Jun 16, 2013

    During a recent ceremony UNDP Iraq handed over two brand new, state of the art police stations in Basra.

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