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  • 31 Mar 2015
    Better managing Iraqi ports, a boost to the economy

    The General Company of Ports of Iraq (GCPI) and the UN Development Agency (UNDP) today signed in Basra an extended partnership on strengthening the management of the ports.

  • 14 Jan 2015
    Road map to strengthen the Offices of Inspectors General

    The Inspectors General endorsed a road map, which aims to establish a Council for the Inspectors General, and to strengthen the coordination with respective ministries, oversight institutions and the civil society, as well as the use of information technology.

  • 08 Dec 2014
    UNDP participates in Basrah Job Fair

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today participated in a 1-day Job Fair in Basrah, which was attended by 26 companies and more than 2,500 job seekers. This event was the biggest job fair ever held in Basrah since the eighties.

  • 23 Nov 2014
    UNDP and UNHCR join forces on resilience-based approaches

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) today signed in Erbil an Operational Framework agreeing to pilot together resilience-based approaches in a number of areas hosting Syrian refugees in Iraq.

  • 21 Sep 2014
    Basrah youths celebrate the ideals of peace

    The Governorate of Basrah and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today marked the International Day of Peace together with non-government and civil society organisations, in particular women and youth’s groups.

  • 24 May 2014
    e-Missan: towards Iraq’s capital of technology

    Under 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.

  • 22 May 2014
    Kurdistan's police trained to respond to gender-based violence

    Under 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.

  • 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.

  • 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".

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 21 Sep 2013
    UNDP in Iraq teams up with Iraqi oud virtuoso, Naseer Shamma, to celebrate Peace Day

    This 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.

  • 19 Sep 2013
    Equity, equality, justice and inclusiveness agreed as principles of new Kurdistan Region Human Rights Board

    32 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.

  • 02 Sep 2013
    Nurturing Youth Leadership in Iraq

    70 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.

  • 11 Jul 2013
    Protecting and Promoting Women’s Rights

    Many 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.