http://www.iq.undp.org/content/iraq/en/home/presscenter/articles2014-08-19T08:17:13.100ZArticlesAdobe CQe-Missan: Towards Iraq’s Capital of Technologynoemail@noemail.orgzaid.amarinUnder the high auspices and with the participation of the Governor of Missan, Mr. Ali Dawai Lazim, a two-day consultative workshop on e-Missan Execution was held on 24-25 May in partnership with UNDP Iraq.http://www.iq.undp.org/content/iraq/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/05/24/e-missan-towards-iraq-s-capital-of-technology2014-05-28T09:46:02.429Z2014-05-28T09:46:02.429ZTraining of Police on Domestic and Gender Based Violence in KRGnoemail@noemail.orgzaid.amarinUnder the Family, Support Justice and Security Programme, UNDP continues to support the Directorate of Combating Violence Against Women (DCVAW) and Ministry Of Interior to assist the KRG to combat Domestic and Gender based Violence in the Region.http://www.iq.undp.org/content/iraq/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/05/22/training-of-police-on-domestic-and-gender-based-violence-in-krg2014-06-08T14:07:43.192Z2014-06-08T14:07:43.192Z"Modern Methodologies of Legislative and Administrative Consultations” workshop held in Istanbul targeted 20 firstname.lastname@example.orgAs 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.http://www.iq.undp.org/content/iraq/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/05/12/-modern-methodologies-of-legislative-and-administrative-consultations-workshop-held-in-istanbul-targeted-20-participants2014-05-28T07:31:17.097Z2014-05-28T07:31:17.097ZIraq Commemorates World Tuberculosis Daynoemail@noemail.orgzaid.amarinIn 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.http://www.iq.undp.org/content/iraq/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/03/24/iraq-commemorates-world-tuberculosis-day2014-03-30T13:49:59.007Z2014-03-30T13:49:59.007ZA graduation ceremony to award Cambridge Certificates to the Offices of the Inspectors General (OIGs)email@example.comOn 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".http://www.iq.undp.org/content/iraq/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/03/23/a-graduation-ceremony-to-award-cambridge-certificates-to-the-offices-of-the-inspectors-general-oigs-2014-03-31T11:58:06.641Z2014-03-31T11:58:06.641ZCSO Peer Knowledge Exchange in Iraqnoemail@noemail.orgzaid.amarinPeer 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 peershttp://www.iq.undp.org/content/iraq/en/home/presscenter/articles/2014/02/27/cso-peer-knowledge-exchange-in-iraq2014-03-06T10:15:50.768Z2014-03-06T10:15:50.768ZEstablishing ties between Iraqi Academic Diaspora and Iraqi Universitiesnoemail@noemail.orgzaid.amarinThe 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.http://www.iq.undp.org/content/iraq/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/12/11/establishing-ties-between-iraqi-academic-diaspora-and-iraqi-universities2014-01-29T13:17:22.647Z2014-01-29T13:17:22.647ZLaunch of the “Enhancing protection for vulnerable women and girls among Syrian Refugees”firstname.lastname@example.orgFor 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.http://www.iq.undp.org/content/iraq/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/12/09/launch-of-the-enhancing-protection-for-vulnerable-women-and-girls-among-syrian-refugees-2013-12-18T12:51:43.815Z2013-12-18T12:51:43.815ZUNDP helps protect Syrian refugees in northern Iraq from gender-based email@example.comUNDP 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.http://www.iq.undp.org/content/iraq/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/11/13/undp-supports-protection-of-syrian-refugees-in-northern-iraq2013-11-13T11:20:03.922Z2013-11-13T11:20:03.922ZAutomated court case management system revolutionises Baghdad courtroom firstname.lastname@example.orgCourtroom 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.http://www.iq.undp.org/content/iraq/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/11/06/automated-court-case-management-system-revolutionises-baghdad-courtroom-proceedings2013-12-18T13:00:21.909Z2013-12-18T13:00:21.909ZBuilding the Capacity of Iraq's Family Protection Unitsnoemail@noemail.orgisik.oguzertemUNDP is intensifying its support to this important institution through a series of training sessions on investigations, forensics, and interview techniques.http://www.iq.undp.org/content/iraq/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/09/26/building-the-capacity-of-iraq-s-family-protection-units2013-10-24T15:51:53.602Z2013-10-24T15:51:53.602ZUNDP in Iraq teams up with Iraqi oud virtuoso, Naseer Shamma, to celebrate Peace Daynoemail@noemail.orgisik.oguzertemThis year’s Peace Day celebrations focused on the theme Culture for Peace. Events included a concert in the National Theatre featuring world famous Iraqi oud musician, Naseer Shamma, a roundtable discussion livestreamed on YouTube, and the unveiling of a mural prepared by local artists calling for peace in Iraq.http://www.iq.undp.org/content/iraq/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/09/21/undp-in-iraq-teams-up-with-iraqi-oud-virtuoso-naseer-shamma-to-celebrate-peace-day2013-10-29T12:22:08.368Z2013-10-29T12:22:08.368ZEquity, equality, justice and inclusiveness agreed as principles of new Kurdistan Region Independent Board of Human Rightsnoemail@noemail.orgisik.oguzertem32 members of the Kurdistan Region Independent Board for Human Rights from Duhok, Erbil, and Sulaymaniyah met from 16-19 September 2013 in Erbil to discuss the vision of the Board and the way forward. Their objective was to develop a jointly agreed vision, outline the Kurdistan Region’s human rights priorities, and enhance the understanding of international standards and operating frameworks of National Human Rights Institutions.http://www.iq.undp.org/content/iraq/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/09/19/equity-equality-justice-and-inclusiveness-agreed-as-principles-of-new-kurdistan-region-independent-board-of-human-rights2013-09-26T08:18:12.776Z2013-09-26T08:18:12.776ZNurturing Youth Leadership in Iraqnoemail@noemail.orgisik.oguzertem70 young people attended a UNDP organized Youth Training Camp at the American University in Sulaymaniyah from 18 to 24 August, from nearly one thousand expressions of interest. This event represents a continuation of UNDP’s efforts to empower youth in terms of their participation in Iraq’s political future.http://www.iq.undp.org/content/iraq/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/09/02/youth-training-camp2013-10-27T09:11:04.040Z2013-10-27T09:11:04.040ZProtecting and Promoting Women’s Rightsnoemail@noemail.orgisik.oguzertemMany women in Iraq are economically, socially and politically marginalised. In an effort to help address the obstacles facing the empowerment of Iraqi women, UNDP facilitated a meeting of key gender stakeholders and specialists to finalise a new bill that will establish a High Commission of Gender Fairness in Iraq.http://www.iq.undp.org/content/iraq/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/07/11/protecting-and-promoting-women-s-rights2013-09-24T10:15:27.496Z2013-09-24T10:15:27.496ZDecentralising Power in Iraqnoemail@noemail.orgzaid.amarinIn a move to decentralise governance in Iraq, the Council of Representatives has passed an amended Provincial Powers Act that will drastically redefine the mandate of local governments. The adoption of the act represents a significant step towards a decentralised Federal system.http://www.iq.undp.org/content/iraq/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/07/10/decentralising-power-in-iraq2013-09-09T09:39:59.318Z2013-09-09T09:39:59.318ZLaunch of Environment Strategy for Iraqnoemail@noemail.orgisik.oguzertemIraq is blessed with an abundance of natural resources including oil, gas and agricultural lands. Despite this, urgent measures are needed to control pollution and curb desertification and droughts that threaten their existence.http://www.iq.undp.org/content/iraq/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/06/25/launch-of-environment-strategy-for-iraq2013-09-24T10:17:05.017Z2013-09-24T10:17:05.017ZEnsuring their Voices are Heard – The Struggle of Female Parliamentariansnoemail@noemail.orgisik.oguzertemDespite Iraq’s successful fulfillment of its constitutional mandate to allocate 25 percent of all parliamentary seats to women, they remain underrepresented in the higher levels of the public sector and government.http://www.iq.undp.org/content/iraq/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/05/16/ensuring-their-voices-are-heard-the-struggle-of-female-parliamentarians2013-09-12T12:47:23.260Z2013-09-12T12:47:23.260ZUNDP Provides Grants to Iraqi Civil Society Organisationsnoemail@noemail.orgzaid.amarinUNDP has signed grant agreements with eight Civil Society Organization (CSO) consortia in Iraq, representing 31 local CSOs across the country.
The CSOs will be supported by UNDP to carry out initiatives that help promote human rights, anti-corruption and adequate service delivery in Iraq.http://www.iq.undp.org/content/iraq/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/05/01/undp-provides-grants-to-iraqi-civil-society-organisations2013-09-09T09:54:58.302Z2013-09-09T09:54:58.302ZStrengthening Ties with the Kurdish Parliament to Boost Public Sector Modernizationnoemail@noemail.orgzaid.amarinUNDP’s Iraq Public Sector Modernisation (I-PSM) Programme works to reform Iraq’s essential services in education, health, water and sanitation. As Phase Two of the programme begins, UNDP met with the President of the Kurdistan Region’s Parliament, Dr. Arsalan Baiz, as well as other members of government to reaffirm mutual commitments to the programme’s objectives.http://www.iq.undp.org/content/iraq/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/01/22/strengthening-ties-with-the-kurdish-parliament-to-boost-public-sector-modernization2013-09-10T13:08:44.205Z2013-09-10T13:08:44.205Z