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  • 19 May 2014
    Basra Governorate launches the e-Province Initiative and Organizes e-Local Governance Orientation and e-Readiness Transformation Assessment Workshop

    The Governorate of Basra partnered with UNDP Iraq in conducting a three-day workshop on e-Local Governance Orientation and e-Readiness Transformation Assessment, held on 19-21 May 2014. This activity falls under UNDP’s Iraq Public Sector Modernization (IPSM) Project and contributes to the fulfillment of the Public Administration Reform (PAR) Workplan devised by the Governorate of Basra with the aim of improving efficiency and effectiveness of its local administration in service delivery.

  • 12 May 2014
    Modern methodologies for legislative consultations

    As part of UNDP’s overall support to the Iraq Council of Representatives (COR), UNDP-Iraq, in coordination with the Research and Development Advisor’s Office of the Presidency Council in the CoR, organized a three day workshop entitled “Modern Methodologies of Legislative and Administrative Consultations” in Istanbul from May 12 to 14, 2014.

  • 10 May 2014
    Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research honors Anbar’s Renewable Energy Research Center

    H.E. Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Iraq, Mr. Ali Al-Adeeb, granted excellence medals for Iraqi scientists and educational and research institutions of Iraq in a ceremony called “Iraq’s Science Day”. One of the honored research centers was Anbar Renewable Research Center which was established with the support of UNDP as an initiative under its Umbrella Project for Energy and Environment.

  • 23 Apr 2014
    Launch of the First Domestic and Gender based Violence Database in Kurdistan Region of Iraq

    UNDP Iraq will continue with their support to KRG Ministry of Interior, the Directorate and the communities in Kurdistan to ensure institutional capacities are developed, built and in place.

  • 16 Apr 2014
    Inception Workshop on Developing DRR Capacity in Iraq

    Long standing partnership between the Government of Iraq and the UNDP to contextualize disaster risks within in the broader development framework of the country.

  • 10 Apr 2014
    UNDP Signs a Landmark Agreement with Iraq’s High Judicial Council

    On Thursday 10 April, a landmark agreement was signed between the High Judicial Council of Iraq (HJC) and UNDP establishing a cooperation framework to reform the legal and judicial sector in Iraq.

  • 09 Apr 2014
    Iraq Committed to Recovery of Stolen Assets

    Under the patronage of the Prime Minister, the Commission of Integrity in partnership with UNDP-Iraq Anti-Corruption Programme launched the Second Forum on Anti-Corruption in Baghdad on 9th April 2014. This Forum specifically focused on ‘Recovery of Stolen Assets”.

  • 05 Apr 2014
    The Future We Want: Rights and Empowerment

    A Regional consultation was organized by the Regional Bureau for Arab States (RBAS) from April 5-6 in Amman to present a new regional initiative ‘Fostering the Inclusive Participation and Effective Contribution of Arab Women in the Public Sphere” .

  • 24 Mar 2014
    Iraq commemorates the World Tuberculosis Day

    In the conjunction with the International World Tuberculosis Day of March 24th, the UNDP National TB Programme organized the 6th National TB conference in Nasiryha -Thiqar from 24-25 of March 2014. Attended by Senior Officials from the Ministry of Health, Members from the Council of Representatives and governorate councils as well as the Director General of Health in Thiqar, the conference was an opportunity to share knowledge and practices between various governorates as well as to recognize the dedicated efforts Iraq has made in addressing this serious health issue.

  • 23 Mar 2014
    Cambridge certificates for staff in the Inspectors General

    On March 23rd 2014, A graduation ceremony was held to award Cambridge Certificates to distinguished trainees from the Offices of the Inspectors General (OIGs) in Iraq as part of the UNDP Iraq project, "Providing technical assistance to the offices of inspectors general in Iraq".

  • 11 Mar 2014
    JICA (Japan) and UNDP Partnership Reinforcement Agreement to Accelerate Economic Recovery in Iraq

    Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and UNDP announced a reinforcement agreement to strengthen their partnership and accelerate the implementation of infrastructure and economic development projects in Iraq to improve the economic recovery and living condition of Iraqi people in key sectors such as electricity, water and sanitation, oil, irrigation, transportation, industry, health and communication.

  • 27 Feb 2014
    Peer knowledge exchange among civil society organizations

    Peer knowledge exchange is a powerful learning tool. This was demonstrated during the “2nd CSO Peer Knowledge Exchange Workshop” UNDP organized in Erbil from 25 to 27 February 2014. This event is the second of its kind to bring together 31 CSOs to exchange experiences and learn from each other. CSOs were given a rare opportunity to share experiences and lessons learned with their peers

  • 24 Feb 2014
    Vocational Training is Key to Income Generation and Improving the Future of Unemployed Youth in Basrah – UNDP and Shell Iraq

    UNDP in Iraq and Shell Iraq Petroleum Development BV (SIPD) are partnering to bring 30 unemployed male youths from Basrah Governorate to receive high quality vocational training in Amman, Jordan on 3rd March, 2014.

  • 11 Dec 2013
    Establishing ties between Iraqi Academic Diaspora and Iraqi Universities

    The Local Area Development Programme (LADP) Phase II is a UNDP led multi-agency, multi-year programme which aims to ensure that all Iraqi citizens benefit from effective local development processes and have access to quality essential services.

  • 09 Dec 2013
    Launch of UNDP's project on “Enhancing protection for vulnerable women and girls among Syrian Refugees”

    For this year's 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, UNDP organized a live painting performance along with a short play in Kavargosk camp in Erbil to raise awareness on sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) and its social, legal, physical and mental health repercussions within the refugee community.

  • 13 Nov 2013
    UNDP supports protection of Syrian refugees in northern Iraq

    UNDP is helping to enhance the protection of Syrian women and girls from sexual gender-based violence and trafficking. Funds are being utilised to provide emergency prevention and protection measures targeting women and girls vulnerable to abuse, human rights violations and exploitation.

  • 06 Nov 2013
    Automated court case management system revolutionises Baghdad courtroom proceedings

    Courtroom proceedings at Baghdad’s Rusafa Appellate Court have been revolutionised by the introduction of an automated court case management system (CCMS) designed to improve the efficiency and coordination of court activities.

  • 03 Nov 2013
    New help desk in Baghdad’s oldest court provides free legal assistance to women and most vulnerable

    A new legal help desk in Baghdad’s Rusafa Courthouse was inaugurated after Iraq’s Higher Judicial Council (HJC) partnered with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Iraqi non-governmental organisation Dar Al Khibra to provide free legal services to indigent Iraqi citizens as part of a larger effort to strengthen the administration of and citizens’ access to justice in the country.

  • 01 Oct 2013
    Rehabilitated schools mean fewer children per classroom and increased quality of education in local communities – UNDP and Shell Iraq

    Al Nashwa, Basrah, Iraq, October 2013 – The United Nations Development Programme in Iraq and Shell Iraq Petroleum Development BV (SIPD) opened two newly rehabilitated schools that will support the education of approximately 800 primary school children in the Al-Nashwa community, which is close to Iraq’s Majnoon oilfield.

  • 26 Sep 2013
    Building the Capacity of Iraq's Family Protection Units

    UNDP is intensifying its support to this important institution through a series of training sessions on investigations, forensics, and interview techniques.