Iraq plans comprehensive security sector reform Sep 3, 2015On 3 September 2015, the implementation of Support to Security Sector Reform Phase II was launched in Baghdad with financial support from the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Denmark. As a collaborative effort between UNDP and ONSA, Phase II will seek to frame the ways in which the Government intends to develop an accountable, affordable, representative and responsive security sector that reflects the needs and concerns of all Iraqis.
Iraq launches climate change contributions report in preparation for COP21Aug 30, 2015The Government of the Republic of Iraq, with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), is finalizing its plan to help control global warming ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21), which will be held 30 November to 11 December 2015 in Paris.
Workshop endorses plan of action and assessment mechanism on gender equalityAug 26, 2015Nearly 70 experts and representatives of multiple sectors from different governorates across Iraq have endorsed in Erbil a plan of action, recommendations and an assessment mechanism, which would help improve the gender equality environment and employment into local development and service delivery.
High level workshop on gender equality in budgeting launched in Erbil Aug 24, 2015The UN Development Programme (UNDP) launched on Monday, at Shahid Saad Abdullah Conference Centre in Erbil, a three-day high-level workshop on gender sensitive budgeting.
Gender sensitive budgeting workshop, Erbil, 24 - 26 August 2015Aug 18, 2015Gender sensitive budgeting is the theme of a workshop the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will conduct in Erbil, from 24 to 26 August 2015.
Action plan to promote civic engagement and volunteerism in Iraq Aug 8, 2015Thirty-five youth representing different youth groups, civil society organizations and the private sector outlined an action plan to develop volunteerism in Iraq. They mapped stakeholders, and identified online and offline tools for consultations, with the aim to produce a national document.
KRG-funded volunteers trained for their first UN assignmentsAug 6, 2015On 6 August, the first group of 13 volunteers completed a five day assignment preparation training. The training focused on providing participants with an understanding of community engagement and participation, working in cross-cultural environments, conflict mitigation and the role of volunteerism in development.
UNDP and Japan join hands to stimulate stabilization and recovery in IraqAug 3, 2015The Government of Japan provides US$ 1 million as an emergency grant to stimulate stabilization and recovery initiatives in newly liberated areas in Iraq. The grant will be channeled through the Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization (FFIS) which is managed by UNDP under the leadership of the government.
USAID grants US$ 8.3 million for stabilizing Iraq’s newly liberated areasJul 30, 2015The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Government of the United States of America and the Government of Iraq today signed in Baghdad a memorandum of acknowledgement in recognition of the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) US$ 8.3 million grant to UNDP.
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.