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  • Mayor of Tikrit: With the help of UNDP, people have reestablished essential services for our community
    Feb 1, 2016

    Tikrit, 1 February 2016 - The Mayor of Tikrit, Omar Tariq Ismail, says he is proud of the progress his city has made in the past seven months following liberation from the control of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). “With the help of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the people of Tikrit have reestablished the essential services for our community. With water stations and electrical grids repaired and police stations, healthcare centres and schools rebuilt, people can now restart their lives.”

  • Fast Facts: Strengthening Participatory and Accountable Governance Project
    Jan 15, 2016

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) initiated Strengthening Participatory and Accountable Governance Project, as part of its Parliament, Civil Society and Human Rights Programme. The Fast Facts sheet summarizes key results achieved in 2015.

  • Kurani Ainkawa Multi-Purpose Centre: Empowering a diverse community of IDPs, refugees and vulnerable population in Erbil
    Dec 22, 2015

    “In August 2014, my life turned upside down when we fled from our home in Sinjar and ISIL captured our town,” says Mohammed, 24.

  • Cash-for-work, a boost for vulnerable households
    Apr 17, 2015

    In the face of Iraq's humanitarian emergency with 2.5 million displaced people, UNDP engaged with several local non-government organizations to offer cash-for-work, particularly for public works improving camp basic social infrastructure. These cash-for-work activities, provided temporary income to 2,360 displaced persons in camps in 2014.

  • Never give up on dreams of a better life
    Feb 22, 2015

    Survival can be summed up in three words – never give up. This is the saying of thousands of internally displaced people (IDP), who fled violence and live in camps the city of Basra.

  • Innovative Iraqi idea receives top prize
    Sep 18, 2013

    A number of remarkable young Iraqi entrepreneurs are managing to break through and establish successful businesses. One such individual was Sarhang Hars, a master’s degree student from Iraq’s Kurdistan Region whose idea recently won the Hurilab competition in Armenia.

  • 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.

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