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  • Leaving No Woman Behind: UNDP and COMSEC collaborate to integrate gender perspective in Iraq’s public sector Sep 22, 2016

    In collaboration with Iraq’s Council of Ministers Secretarial (COMSEC), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organized a conference on the integration of gender perspective as a basic pillar of the Sustainable Development Goals (2015 – 2030). Titled Leaving No Woman Behind: Towards Transformative Inclusive Development, the conference was held on 22 September at Al Nahrain Center in Baghdad, under UNDP’s Iraq Public Sector Modernization Programme (I-PSM).

  • New Zealand contributes to stabilization in Iraq on the eve of the Mosul operation Sep 21, 2016

    The Government of New Zealand has contributed US$1 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).

  • UNDP and Government of Iraq commence missions to assess rule of law needs and challenges at provincial level Sep 8, 2016

    At the request of the Government of Iraq (GoI), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been helping counterparts to reform the Security Sector and broader Rule of Law priorities in the country. In order to ensure the reform plans are robust and address both national and provincial level priorities, UNDP’s Rule of Law team undertook a field mission to Basra from 6 to 8 September 2016. Also represented were the Ministry of Interior (MoI) and the Baghdad Security Sector Reform Civil Society Network.

  • Civilian Policing Working Group meets with the participation of Iraq’s Ministry of Interior Aug 29, 2016

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is assisting the Government of Iraq (GoI) in its efforts on Security Sector Reform (SSR) through a well-established partnership with the Office of the National Security Advisor (ONSA). On 29 August, UNDP and ONSA co-chaired the first meeting between the Ministry of Interior (MoI) and international partners within the Civilian Policing Working Group, at Al Nahrain Centre for Strategic Studies in Baghdad.

  • UNDP is proud to support the fight against corruption Aug 11, 2016

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Iraq signed an agreement today in Baghdad to help strengthen the capacity of the Government to detect, investigate and prosecute high-profile and complex corruption cases.

  • Norway’s contributions to stabilization efforts in Iraq reach $10.7 million Aug 9, 2016

    The Kingdom of Norway has contributed an additional US$3 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). With this contribution, Norway has channelled $10.7 million to UNDP's FFIS during 2016.

  • UNDP is helping to ensure safe water for over one million people in the Governorate of Sulaimaniyah Aug 7, 2016

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Governorate of Sulaimaniyah signed an agreement to rehabilitate the main water network for Sulaimaniyah City which provides safe drinking water for more than one million people.

  • Human Rights Committee develops own strategy supported by UNDP and Iraq’s parliament Jul 28, 2016

    Developing a strategy, action plan, and Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs) for the Human Rights Committee of Iraq’s Council of Representatives (CoR) was the outcome of a 5-day workshop jointly organized, in Tunis on 24 to 28 July, by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the CoR. Participants were parliamentarians, advisers and technical staff of the Committee. The workshop was conducted under UNDP’s Strengthening Participatory and Accountable Governance programme (SPAG), funded by the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA).

  • Parliamentarians capacitated on management of economic and financial crises and budgeting oversight Jul 27, 2016

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organized a training workshop on the mechanisms of parliamentary discussions of the National Budget, on 24 to 27 July in Tunis. The training targeted 23 members of the Financial Committee, Financial Office and relevant committees on Budget and Financial analysis in Iraq’s Council of Representatives (CoR), in addition to members of the Financial and Economic Committees of Provincial Councils.

  • Twenty-six international donors pledge $2.1 billion to address Iraq crisis Jul 21, 2016

    Over $2 billion in new money has been pledged for the people of Iraq in response to Da’esh’s campaign of tyranny that has resulted in enormous suffering, deprivation, and devastation for the Iraqi people. To help address the grave conditions faced by those displaced in Iraq, the international community has surged forward to provide desperately needed humanitarian support such as food, water, and shelter for those in need, and to help create the conditions that will allow the safe and voluntary return of displaced families to liberated areas as quickly as possible. The foundations for long-term stability can be achieved if Iraq’s humanitarian crisis is alleviated and its citizens are able to return to their homes safely, with access to basic services, healthcare, and education, and hope for economic prosperity.

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