The Netherlands increases its support to stabilize newly liberated areas in Iraq
Dec 14, 2017
Baghdad – The Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands has contributed an additional US$ 14.2 million (€ 12 million) to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS), which finances fast-track initiatives to stabilize areas liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
Generous contribution ranks Germany as top contributor to stabilization in Iraq
Dec 13, 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).
‘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.
Conference on Women Voices in Community Reconciliation: Establishing a diverse taskforce to enhance women’s participation
Dec 7, 2017
Baghdad - Over one hundred Iraqi women from different backgrounds and governorates agreed to establish a taskforce to enhance the role of women in community reconciliation, concluding a high-level conference held in Baghdad on 7 December 2017.
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.
UNDP is helping to strengthen criminal defence in Iraq
Nov 25, 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.
UNDP trains a pool of civil society master trainers on training assessment and reporting
Nov 18, 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.
Commission of Integrity launches campaign to engage non-governmental organizations in the fight against corruption
Nov 2, 2017
Baghdad– Iraq’s Commission of Integrity (CoI) has launched a national campaign to promote a broader engagement of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and civil society in the fight against corruption.