The Republic of Korea supports newly liberated areas in IraqSep 23, 2015The Government of the Republic of Korea and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed a $1 million partnership agreement, on 22 September, to support stabilization and recovery in areas liberated from control of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Korea’s contribution will be channeled through UNDP’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization (FFIS), which finances fast-track initiatives prioritized by local authorities in liberated areas.
Iraq plans comprehensive security sector reform Sep 3, 2015On 3 September 2015, the implementation of Support to Security Sector Reform Phase II was launched in Baghdad with financial support from the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Denmark. As a collaborative effort between UNDP and ONSA, Phase II will seek to frame the ways in which the Government intends to develop an accountable, affordable, representative and responsive security sector that reflects the needs and concerns of all Iraqis.
Iraq launches climate change contributions report in preparation for COP21Aug 30, 2015The Government of the Republic of Iraq, with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), is finalizing its plan to help control global warming ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21), which will be held 30 November to 11 December 2015 in Paris.
Storytelling contest to amplify climate coverage on the run up to Paris summitAug 27, 2015UNDP has launched today a global storytelling contest, Voices2Paris, to contribute to raising public awareness on the negative impacts of climate change as well as on the opportunities and solutions seen in actions by individuals and governments alike across vulnerable developing countries worldwide.
Workshop endorses plan of action and assessment mechanism on gender equalityAug 26, 2015Nearly 70 experts and representatives of multiple sectors from different governorates across Iraq have endorsed in Erbil a plan of action, recommendations and an assessment mechanism, which would help improve the gender equality environment and employment into local development and service delivery.
High level workshop on gender equality in budgeting launched in Erbil Aug 24, 2015The UN Development Programme (UNDP) launched on Monday, at Shahid Saad Abdullah Conference Centre in Erbil, a three-day high-level workshop on gender sensitive budgeting.
Gender sensitive budgeting workshop, Erbil, 24 - 26 August 2015Aug 18, 2015Gender sensitive budgeting is the theme of a workshop the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will conduct in Erbil, from 24 to 26 August 2015.
Action plan to promote civic engagement and volunteerism in Iraq Aug 8, 2015Thirty-five youth representing different youth groups, civil society organizations and the private sector outlined an action plan to develop volunteerism in Iraq. They mapped stakeholders, and identified online and offline tools for consultations, with the aim to produce a national document.
KRG-funded volunteers trained for their first UN assignmentsAug 6, 2015On 6 August, the first group of 13 volunteers completed a five day assignment preparation training. The training focused on providing participants with an understanding of community engagement and participation, working in cross-cultural environments, conflict mitigation and the role of volunteerism in development.
UNDP and Japan join hands to stimulate stabilization and recovery in IraqAug 3, 2015The Government of Japan provides US$ 1 million as an emergency grant to stimulate stabilization and recovery initiatives in newly liberated areas in Iraq. The grant will be channeled through the Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization (FFIS) which is managed by UNDP under the leadership of the government.