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  • Iraqi Parliamentarians and NGOs explore models of diversity protection and anti-discrimination legislations in Eastern Europe Jun 17, 2017

    Sofia- From 13-17 June 2017, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organized a study tour and workshop in Sofia, Bulgaria, for a group of 11 Parliamentarians and representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to explore models of diversity protection and anti-discrimination legislations in Eastern Europe, specifically in Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Croatia. The study tour and workshop were part of the broader UNDP support for institutional reform and good governance in Iraq in line with government priorities and Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 on building Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions and SDG 10 on Reduced Inequalities.

  • With destruction in western Mosul some of the worst in the campaign against ISIL, Australia contributes US$1.5 million to stabilization in Iraq Jun 11, 2017

    Baghdad – The Government of Australia has contributed an additional US$1.5 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 Australia’s total contribution to FFS to almost US$3 million to date.

  • UNDP is supporting Iraq to establish a computerized integrated information sharing system for criminal justice May 11, 2017

    Baghdad – The fourth meeting of the Security Sector Reform (SSR) Criminal Justice Working Group (CJWG) was held on 11 May 2017 in Baghdad, co-chaired by Iraqi authorities and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The meeting focused on establishing an Integrated Criminal Justice Information Technology System (CJTS), identified as a high priority by a cross section of Government of Iraq security sector actors, including the High Judicial Council (HJC), Ministry of Interior (MoI) and Ministry of Justice (MoJ). This computerized information sharing system is crucial for streamlining criminal justice investigations between the HJC and MoI.

  • Stabilization in newly liberated areas in the Ninewah Plains is taking-off May 9, 2017

    Baghdad- The Government of Iraq and UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS) re-opened the As-Salamiyah Water Treatment Plant at a ceremony yesterday in Nimrud.

  • Japan contributes additional US$16.7 million to stabilization and resilience in Iraq May 7, 2017

    Baghdad - The Government of Japan has contributed an additional US$16.7 million to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS) and Iraq Crisis Response and Resilience Programme (ICRRP) to promote stabilization, recovery, and resilience-building in areas liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), and in areas with large displaced populations. This new funding brings Japan’s total contribution to FFS and ICRRP close to $60 million since 2014.

  • Iraq’s first conference for the preparation of the National Development Plan Apr 30, 2017

    Erbil – Iraq’s Ministry of Planning launched the first round of discussions on the National Development Plan of Iraq (NDP) 2018-2022. The three-day conference was jointly organized in Erbil by the Ministry of Planning and the Local Area Development Programme (LADP), a project implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and funded by the European Union (EU).

  • UNDP Executive Board welcomes appointment of Achim Steiner as new Administrator Apr 20, 2017

    New York – The President of the Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today welcomed the appointment of Achim Steiner as the Organization’s new Administrator.

  • Tribute to Helen Clark – leaves UNDP after eight years as Administrator Apr 19, 2017

    New York – The following is a statement on behalf of President of the UNDP Executive Board, Ambassador Ib Petersen, Permanent Representative of Denmark to the UN, on the departure of Helen Clark as Administrator of UNDP:

  • Government of Iraq and UNDP initiate 202 projects to accelerate the stabilization of Mosul Apr 19, 2017

    Baghdad- Building on dozens of projects already underway, the Government of Iraq today authorized UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS) to initiate 202 more projects to accelerate the immediate stabilization of Mosul and greater Ninewa governorate.

  • Canada contributes an additional US$2.2 million to stabilization in Iraq Apr 5, 2017

    Baghdad– The Government of Canada has contributed an additional US $2.2 million to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization (FFIS), which finances fast-track initiatives in areas liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). This brings Canada’s total contribution to US$ 6.3 million to date.