The Federal Government and Kurdistan Region’s Joint Crisis Coordination Centres Take Important Steps to Reach the Most Vulnerable People in IraqJul 26, 2015The Federal Government of Iraq’s Joint Coordination and Monitoring Centre (JCMC) and Kurdistan Regional Government’s Joint Crisis Coordination Centre (JCC) today met in Erbil to discuss how to effectively reach to the more than 3 million displaced Iraqis in the country, as funding is drying up.
Extended partnership to improve electricity in KurdistanJul 2, 2015UNDP will play a pivotal role in updating the region’s master plan and strengthening the institutional capacity of the regional government by establishing a training centre in Erbil.
UNDP helps displaced people return to TikritJun 25, 2015UNDP dispatched an expert team to help identify priorities and work with local authorities to stabilise conditions and prepare for the safe and voluntary returns of the tens of thousands of people who fled Tikrit.
Barznja durable shelter site handed over to Sulaymaniyah authoritiesMay 25, 2015UNDP supported the connection to the electrical grid, internal roads and walk ways and the WASH infrastructure of Barznja shelter community in the Governorate of Sulaymaniyah.
Dignity at the heart of Dawoodiya camp – UN handover to local authoritiesMay 21, 2015The UN Development Programme (UNDP) today officially handed over to local authorities in Dohuk, Kurdistan, the communal facilities it helped build in Dawoodiya camp for internally displaced persons.
Improved sanitation key to the health of displaced and host communities in Dohuk May 21, 2015The UN Development Programme (UNDP) today donated three dislodging tankers to local authorities in Dohuk, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, to improve WASH services in a governorate, which contends with one of the largest numbers of internally displaced persons in the world.
First ever crisis coordination and disaster preparedness centre in KurdistanMay 17, 2015The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Interior today inaugurated its Joint Crisis Coordination Centre (JCC), mandated by the Council of Ministers in January 2015.
The Basra Compact, a flagship partnership to revive the economy in southern IraqMay 5, 2015The authorities of Basra and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) today signed a flagship agreement, the Basra Compact, aiming at strengthening participatory and accountable governance and reviving the economic activity in the southern governorate.
The 5-Miles IDPs camp in Basra, a story of social cohesionMay 4, 2015The opening ceremony of new shops managed by internally displaced persons in the popular al-Asri market, 5 miles off the city of Basra, marks a story of success. UNDP helped them boost their job skills and entrepreneurship through training. As they regain their livelihoods, they now show signs of recovery.
First Women’s Offices open in Basra and KarbalaMar 17, 2015Basra and Karbala’s Governorates yesterday opened their first Women’s Offices devoted to the participation of women and men in development processes. The University of Karbala and UNDP also launched a Gender Studies Unit.
New Private Sector Development Strategy to put Iraq on a path of long-term sustainable growthFeb 12, 2015The Iraqi government today launched in Baghdad its Private Sector Development Strategy 2014-2030, which aims at creating growth and jobs through a diversification of the private sector.
NGO Human Rights Advisory Board established in the Iraq parliamentJan 21, 2015 The Council of Representatives (COR) today launched in Baghdad the NGO Human Rights Advisory Board, which will assist the parliament's Human Rights Committee to effectively engage with the civil society and promote human rights through the legislative body. The UN development agency (UNDP) played an instrumental role in creating this platform, first of its kind in Iraq.
Building resilience amongst refugee and host community populations alike: launch of the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan in BerlinDec 18, 2014The United Nations Refugees Agency (UNHCR) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today launched in Berlin the 2015-2016 Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (the 3RP) aimed at providing an effective, comprehensive, and coordinated response to the needs of refugees caused by the Syria crisis.
Youth Education at Alarming Levels in Iraq, the National Human Development Report 2014 showsDec 17, 2014The National Human Development Report 2014 details many challenges for the Iraqi youth, particularly in the field of education and employment. It shows that youth education is at alarming levels, with a high youth illiteracy rate at 13%; females who have completed their secondary education are only 7.8%. Youth employment is low with a wide gender gap: only 56% of male youth are employed, and 6% of female.
First national database on domestic and gender-based violence launched in BaghdadDec 4, 2014The first national database for tracking cases of domestic and gender-based violence in central and southern Iraq was today launched in Baghdad by the Ministry of Interior (MoI), the State Ministry of Women Affairs and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Workshop to support the Iraqi Parliament on the Management, Revision and the analysis of the of the National BudgetNov 16, 2014UNDP on 16 November 2014 organised the first workshop under the new Parliament Programme funded by SIDA, the workshop focused on discussing the role of the Council of Representatives on the preparation of the National Budget.
Iraqi human rights instituions trained by the Centre for Human Rights in JordanOct 16, 2014Representatives of these institutions, including the Human Rights Commissioners, staff from the High Commission for Human Rights in Baghdad and the Independent Board for Human Rights in Kurdistan, participated in a course held in Amman from 12 to 16 October, under the auspices of the National Centre for Human Rights in Jordan.
Road map for Iraq’s engagement in GEF-6 discussed in AmmanSep 25, 2014During the Sixth Global Environment Facility (GEF-6) replenishment period (July 2014 – June 2018), Iraq will receive an indicative allocation of $7.55M dollars US to formulate and execute projects in biodiversity, climate change, and land degradation.
“Rights of People to Peace”, celebrated by the UN and the Iraqi Council of RepresentativesSep 21, 2014The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the Parliament Speaker, Dr. Salim Al-Juburi today hosted a ceremony to mark the International Day of Peace, on 21 September.
US$1.8M to support the Iraqi Parliament and promote civil society’s engagement in the legislative processSep 15, 2014As part of its continued support to Iraq’s parliament, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today signed with the Council of Representatives in Baghdad a project of US$1,797,999.