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  • The Netherlands is supporting reforms in the Kurdistan Region with a contribution to its Funding Facility for Economic Reform Feb 16, 2017

    Erbil- The Kingdom of the Netherlands is contributing nearly US$270,000 (€250,000) towards the implementation of the Economic Reform Roadmap, developed by the World Bank in cooperation with the Ministry of Planning of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I). The contribution is made under the Funding Facility for Economic Reform (FFER KR-I), jointly launched by the Ministry of Planning and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) late September 2016.

  • Iraq prepares to curb greenhouse gas emissions through development of a roadmap for mitigation action Feb 11, 2017

    Erbil- A total of 27 Iraqi experts and officials discussed and agreed on an outline for Iraq’s actions towards mitigating the cause of climate change that will lead to the finalization of the country’s Roadmap for Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA). This outline was the outcome of a technical consultation meeting organized in Erbil by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ministry of Health and Environment (MoHE), over the period of 10-11 February 2017.

  • UNDP continues efforts to enhance response to sexual and gender based violence in Iraq Feb 9, 2017

    Baghdad- Within its continuing efforts to address sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) in Iraq, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) conducted a workshop on 9 February 2017 at Al Nahrain Centre for Strategic Studies in Baghdad, titled Advancing Understanding of SGBV to Enhance Response. This was the second workshop on the topic UNDP’s Rule of Law Programme facilitated for the staff of its legal aid implementing partner, Dar Al-Khibra Organization (DKO).

  • Iraq’s Ministry of Interior starts planning for institutional level reforms Feb 7, 2017

    Baghdad- Informed by the Government of Iraq's ongoing security sector reform efforts and the Ministry of Interior (MoI) Law 20 (2016), the Ministry initiated an assessment and planning process for its institutional level reforms, with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Law 20 provides the Ministry with the legal basis for such reforms, and focuses on key areas, such as consolidating public order, protecting people's lives, liberties and property against all threats, crime prevention, combating all forms of terrorism, and taking legal action against perpetrators.

  • Funding Facility for Economic Reform established to invigorate Iraq’s reform initiatives Jan 29, 2017

    Baghdad– The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed a project document today in Baghdad with the Office of the Prime Minister of Iraq to establish a Funding Facility for Economic Reform (FFER).

  • Humanitarians fear for the 750,000 civilians in western Mosul Jan 24, 2017

    Baghdad- 100 days after military operations to retake Mosul started, humanitarian partners are expressing deep concern about the plight of the estimated 750,000 civilians who are currently living in the western sections of the city where fighting is expected to start in coming weeks.

  • Staff of Iraq’s NGOs Directorate capacitated on excellence in service delivery Jan 16, 2017

    Erbil, 16 January 2017- Over the period of 10-11 and 15-16 January 2017, twenty-eight staff members of the Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) Directorate of Iraq’s Council of Ministers Secretariat (CoMSec) gathered in Erbil to collectively identify difficulties facing the provision of services to local NGOs and develop tools to excel in service delivery through enhancing customer care skills and coordination to achieve the highest level of satisfaction amongst respective organizations.

  • EU-LADP extended support in strategic planning to six other Governorates Dec 29, 2016

    Missan– Forty-two officials from Governorates and Provincial Councils of Baghdad, Najaf, Karbala, Wassit, Babel and ThiQar participated at the Provincial Development Planning Process Workshop held from 26 to 29 December 2016 in Missan.

  • Beautiful Missan in one day Dec 22, 2016

    Missan – More than 10,000 volunteers have participated in “Clean Missan in One Day” Campaign. Volunteers were university and high school students, NGOs, community leaders and members of Missan local Government. Around 500 tonnes of waste have been collected, 800 trash containers distributed, and 4,000 meters of sewages have been completely cleaned.

  • Over 400,000 people including displaced receive clean water in Baghdad thanks to generous funding from Japan Dec 14, 2016

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Governorate of Baghdad have completed the rehabilitation of the primary water supply infrastructure in Al Nahrawan District, where water shortages and lack of clean water have exposed displaced people and the host community to the risk of waterborne diseases.