Over 400,000 people including displaced receive clean water in Baghdad thanks to generous funding from Japan
Dec 14, 2016
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Governorate of Baghdad have completed the rehabilitation of the primary water supply infrastructure in Al Nahrawan District, where water shortages and lack of clean water have exposed displaced people and the host community to the risk of waterborne diseases.
Over 140 partners improved knowledge on sexual and gender based violence through UNDP’s Iraq Crisis Response and Resilience Programme
Dec 8, 2016
As part of UNDP’s commitment to advance the empowerment of women and help to build a resilient society, the Iraq Crisis Response and Resilience Programme (ICRRP) joined the global 16 Days of Activism Against Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) campaign through a series of workshops jointly funded with the Government of Japan.
Government and civil society consult on access to justice for IDPs and returnees; recommend mobile courts and multi-service centres
Dec 4, 2016
A consultation with representatives of Iraq’s Government and civil society on Improving Access to Justice for Internally Displaced and Returnee Populations was organized on 4 December 2016, at Al Nahrain Center for Strategic Studies in Baghdad. Funded by the Government of Japan and supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), thirteen participants identified priorities and practical ways to improve access to justice through legal aid in a post-liberation Iraq context.
Women for Green Iraq platform established to promote gender in disaster risk reduction and environmental policies
Nov 30, 2016
In collaboration with the Government of Iraq (GoI) and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has organized a training workshop on understanding the role of gender in disaster risk reduction (DRR), environment, and climate change. Held on 28-30 November 2016 in Erbil, the training targeted 35 gender focal points from various ministries in Iraq, including the Ministry of Health and Environment and five Directors from the Environment Protection and Improvement Board (EPIB) of the Kurdistan Regional Government.
Arab Human Development Report 2016: Enabling youth to shape their own future key to progress on development and stability in Arab region
Nov 29, 2016
Arab countries can achieve a significant leap forward in development, reinforce stability and secure such gains in a sustainable manner, if they urgently prioritize adopting policies that ensure the well-being, productivity, self-determination and good citizenship of their young population, concludes the Arab Human Development Report (AHDR) 2016: Youth and the Prospects for Human Development in a Changing Reality that the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched here today.
Legal aid partner capacitated on facilitating access to justice for displaced women
Nov 29, 2016
Strategic programming approaches to address sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) through legal aid provision to displaced women in South and Central Iraq was the theme of a workshop held on 28-29 November 2016, to mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organized the workshop under its Rule of Law Programme, with funding from the Government of Japan.
Photo exhibition raises awareness about the ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Syria, showcases EU-UNDP partnership
Nov 25, 2016
A photography exhibition which raises awareness about the ongoing humanitarian and development challenges in Iraq and Syria was organized on 25 November 2016 in the European Commission’s Berlaymont Building in Brussels.
UNDP helps the Government of Iraq to enhance international cooperation on sustainable management of Euphrates and Tigris Rivers
Nov 15, 2016
In collaboration with the Government of Iraq (GoI), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organized a 3-day workshop on enhancing international cooperation on sustainable management of Euphrates and Tigris Rivers.
Criminal Justice Working Group launched by Supreme Judicial Council, Office of the National Security Advisor and UNDP
Nov 10, 2016
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Office of the National Security Advisor (ONSA), and the Supreme Judicial Council inaugurated and co-chaired the first meeting of the Criminal Justice Working Group (CJWG) for the relevant Iraqi authorities and international partners on 10 November 2016 at Al Nahrain Centre for Strategic Studies in Baghdad. The Working Group has the objective of improving national and international coordination and partner engagement, as well as seeking international assistance to Criminal Justice sector in Iraq.
UNDP helps to ensure access to safe water and reliable electricity for over 100,000 people in the Governorate of Erbil
Oct 31, 2016
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Governorate of Erbil have signed two agreements to rehabilitate key infrastructure in areas hosting thousands of displaced people, including large numbers who have fled from Mosul.
Iraq’s Parliamentary Legal Committee develops plan to strengthen its legislative and oversight role
Oct 30, 2016
A strategic plan for the period of 2016 – 2018, an action plan, and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Iraq’s Parliamentary Legal Committee were the outcome of a workshop jointly organized in Sulaimaniyah, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, by the Council of Representatives (CoR) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
UNDP and Toyota capacitate displaced Iraqis to join the workforce and contribute to rebuilding the business environment
Oct 26, 2016
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Toyota Iraq launched a flagship job placement and vocational training programme to provide young, displaced Iraqis with access to sustainable income opportunities. This comes nearly four months after both parties signed an agreement in Erbil, in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
UNDP Iraq joins the United Nations family in celebrating diversity on UN Staff Day
Oct 25, 2016
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) joined the United Nations (UN) family in Iraq and worldwide today to mark the UN Staff Day, first observed in 1953.
UNDP facilitates Iraq’s national preparations to COP22
Oct 25, 2016
In collaboration with Iraq’s Ministry of Health and Environment, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organized a capacity building workshop on the Paris Climate Agreement and climate risk mitigation through implementation of the country’s poverty reduction strategies. Held in Sulaimaniyah over the period of 21 to 25 October 2016, the workshop aimed at preparing Iraq’s national delegation to the Conference of the Parties (COP22) that will take place in Marrakech, Morocco, early November.
EU LADP continues efforts for the integration of gender perspective in local development planning
Oct 19, 2016
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has concluded a 3-day workshop in Erbil on the integration of gender perspective in local area development planning. Organized under the EU Local Area Development Programme (LADP), implemented by UNDP, the workshop gathered 20 participants from women affairs bureaus in the Governorates of Basra, Missan, Diwaniyah, Muthanna, Diyala and Salah al-Din.
A year-long Training of Trainers concludes promising more good governance support to official and civil society bodies
Oct 18, 2016
In partnership with the Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) Directorate of Iraq’s Council of Representatives and the Government of Sweden, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) marked today in Baghdad the conclusion of a one-year Training of Trainers project addressing the needs of NGOs in good governance practices.
EU/UNDP Innovation for Development Initiative positions Iraq on the Social Good Summit global map with 6 youth gatherings
Oct 9, 2016
Positioning Iraq on the Social Good Summit global map and promoting innovation and entrepreneurship for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the EU/UNDP Innovation for Development Initiative under the Local Area Development Programme (LADP) organized six innovation gatherings in Baghdad, Erbil, Kirkuk, Basra and Diwaniyah over the period of 9 September to 8 October 2016.
Efforts continue to mainstream Results-Based Management fundamentals into government planning and monitoring
Oct 5, 2016
Within the framework of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) support to Iraq’s Government Programme (2014-2018), the sixth round of capacity development workshops was conducted in Erbil over the period of 24 September to 4 October 2016. The objective is to enhance the National Capacity for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation for Development Results, and more specifically to upgrade the skills of participants from targeted public sector institutions.
A new Funding Facility for Economic Reform is being established to accelerate reforms in the Kurdistan Region
Sep 28, 2016
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed an agreement today in Erbil with the Ministry of Planning of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to establish a new Funding Facility for Economic Reform (FFER).
Third contribution from the Republic of Korea for stabilization in Iraq
Sep 27, 2016
The Government of the Republic of Korea has contributed 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).