UNDP helps improve access to safe drinking water in Sulaimaniyah Governorate
Jul 5, 2017
Sulaimaniyah – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Sulaimaniyah Governorate completed the rehabilitation of the main water network providing safe drinking water to hundreds of thousands of people.
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.
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.