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  • 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.

  • Women to play a key role in achieving community reconciliation in Diyala Oct 22, 2017

    Baghdad- On 22 October 2017 in Baghdad, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organized a workshop, to discuss the role of women in community reconciliation in the Governorate of Diyala. The Implementation and Follow-Up National Reconciliation Committee (IFNRC) and UNDP’s Support for Integrated Reconciliation in Iraq (SIRI) project jointly facilitated the workshop, with the generous support from the United Kingdom.

  • 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.

  • International Day for the Eradication of Poverty: Rising inequalities and persistent poverty still pose critical challenges, Steiner says Oct 17, 2017

    New York- This year’s theme for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, “Answering the Call to End Poverty: A path toward peaceful and inclusive societies”, celebrates the 25 year anniversary of the creation of this international day and the idea behind it: that hunger, lack of education, and violence are not inevitable. That extreme poverty must be something we all strive to eradicate.

  • The Republic of Korea’s support is helping Iraqi returnees Oct 17, 2017

    Baghdad- The Government of the Republic of Korea and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed a partnership agreement today for US$4 million to support stabilization and recovery in newly liberated areas in Iraq.

  • 300 young Iraqis introduced to innovative tools to address development challenges Oct 14, 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.

  • Iraqi ministries and NGOs cooperate to broaden the role of women in pursuit of Iraq’s Sustainable Development Goals Oct 3, 2017

    Baghdad – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is providing support to Iraq to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Agenda 2030. As part of a series of activities focusing on the gender perspective, UNDP held a roundtable on 03 October 2017 in Baghdad to discuss the role of women and the way forward.

  • UNDP support for renewable energy in Iraq Oct 2, 2017

    Baghdad - To promote sustainable energy in Iraq, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is providing technical and capacity building support to the Government aiming to integrate the renewable energy source of solar photovoltaic in the energy mix to meet the country’s electricity demand. Creating provisions for clean and sustainable energy have become urgent for Iraq to accelerate the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted in 2016. This support is being channeled under the project “Catalyzing the Use of Solar Photovoltaic Energy”, in partnership with the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

  • Peace and stability are key to achieving the Global Goals in the Arab States, EU-UNDP report says Oct 2, 2017

    Brussels- First report on the partnership between the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Arab States was released today in Brussels. Entitled “Empowering people and building peaceful societies”, the report showcases results of the many initiatives carried out by the EU and UNDP, impacting the lives of millions of people across the region.

  • Women Minorities Forum taking steps to contribute to recovery and resilience in Iraq Sep 19, 2017

    Erbil- The Women Minorities Forum (WMF), comprised of 20 women from different minorities in Iraq, met for the third time on 17-19 September 2017 in Erbil to discuss the role of women in bringing gender considerations to bear on the resilient recovery process in Iraq. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been providing technical support to the Forum since its establishment in 2016.

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