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  • 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.

  • A stabilization milestone is reached in Fallujah Jun 3, 2017

    Baghdad- Marking a key milestone in Fallujah’s recovery, the Government of Iraq and UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS) re-opened Al Azrakiyah Water Treatment Plant, which provides safe water to more than 60% of the city. 

  • 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.

  • Iraq en route to address gap in security cooperation and oversight following UNDP supported workshop in Tunis May 10, 2017

    Tunis- Informed by the on-going security sector reform (SSR) efforts of the Government of Iraq, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organized a workshop for the Security and Defence Committee of the Council of Representatives (CoR) and relevant ministries and agencies on the role they can play in democratic oversight of the security sector. The workshop took place on 30 April - 03 May 2017 in Tunis, Tunisia. It focused on developing a set of by-laws to better position the Security and Defence Committee to play an active role in this sphere, as well as to improve collaboration between the legislative and the executive authorities in security sector oversight.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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:

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