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  • Generous contribution ranks Germany as top contributor to stabilization in Iraq Dec 14, 2017

    Baghdad – The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany has contributed an additional US$ 94 million (€80 million) to two major UNDP programmes that are helping to stabilize newly liberated areas – the Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS), which finances fast-track initiatives in areas liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the Iraq Crisis Response and Resilience Programme (ICRRP), which promotes recovery and resilience-building. This latest instalment brings Germany’s total contribution to both programmes to $263.2 million, making it the top supporter of UNDP’s work in this area.

  • UNDP trains a pool of civil society master trainers on training assessment and reporting Dec 13, 2017

    Istanbul- “We now have improved knowledge of tools and standards of assessment and reporting on training activities.” This is what one representative of civil society organizations (CSOs), Mrs. Etimad Al-Azzawi, said at the conclusion of a two-day training of master trainers held in Istanbul on 17-18 November 2017. “We used to conduct assessments randomly, but now we are able to proceed within a framework and open space for participation and interaction with other master trainers,” she added.

  • UNDP is helping to strengthen criminal defence in Iraq Dec 13, 2017

    Baghdad- On 25 November 2017, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) conducted a seminar and workshop in Baghdad for 30 senior criminal defence lawyers of the Iraqi Bar Association. Operating since 1933, the Iraqi Bar Association is a well-established organization with around 107,000 members.

  • 300 young Iraqis introduced to innovative tools to address development challenges Dec 13, 2017

    Baghdad– Over 300 participants, mostly youth, gathered in Baghdad on 12-14 October 2017 to participate in UNDP’s Innovation for Development workshop. Design Thinking and Lean Start-up methodologies were introduced as innovative tools to identify local development challenges and find solutions linked to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Iraq has adopted in early 2016.

  • ‘Freedom from fear’: Ending violence against women Dec 10, 2017

    New York- Human beings are born free and equal, both in rights and in dignity. This is the fundamental principle enshrined in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

  • KR-I Ministry of Interior presents pilot efforts to simplify access to government administrative services using Information and Communication Technologies Dec 8, 2017

    Erbil- Key Ministers and officials from the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I) alongside representatives of the private sector, civil society, labour unions, the international community, donors and development agencies convened at a high-level conference yesterday in Erbil on E-Governance and Public Service Centres. The Ministry of Interior of the KR-I organized the conference under the auspices of the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government, H.E. Mr. Nechirvan Barzani, and with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • The Netherlands renews commitment to Stabilization in Iraq Nov 29, 2017

    Baghdad– The Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Iraq, H.E. Matthijs Wolters, visited the city of Fallujah today accompanied by senior officials from the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Funding Facility for Stabilization in Iraq and the UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS), to assess progress achieved on the city’s stabilization effort, particularly in the areas of education and health. The Netherlands is the fourth largest donor supporting stabilization work in Iraq, contributing close to US$ 28 million.

  • A new plan for a new era: UN development agency charts course for development in 21st century Nov 28, 2017

    New York- The UN’s development agency, the United Nations Development Programme, today launched a new and ambitious blueprint for development in the 21st century at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

  • New Zealand supports stabilization in Iraq with a second US$1 million contribution Oct 25, 2017

    Baghdad – The Government of New Zealand has contributed an additional US$1 million to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS), which finances fast-track initiatives in areas liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). This brings the New Zealand’s total contribution to FFS to $2 million to date.

  • Italy contributes US$2.7 million to stabilization in Iraq Oct 22, 2017

    Baghdad- The Government of Italy has contributed an additional US$2.7 million (€2.4 million) to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS), which finances fast-track initiatives in areas liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). This brings Italy’s total contribution to FFS to almost US$10.6 million (€9.4 million) to date.

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