Stories


The role of legal representation to obtaining legal identity: Ibrahim's story

Ibrahim is a young husband and father, born in Baghdad but raised in East Mosul. He and his wife, Kadijah, had their first child in 2015 during the occupation of the Islamic State of Iraq and the…  


A home to return to in Bartela, Iraq

UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS) in Iraq is working with local contractors to restore 2,100 houses in Bartela as part of ongoing stabilization efforts. Work is almost complete on the…  


Engineer Montaha Khudair helps to reduce gender inequality in the field of mine action, inspired by UNDP

Baghdad, 14 December 2017- “I was not afraid. All I cared about was completing my tasks professionally to prove that women are able to succeed in everything they do.”  


Provincial Council of Basra formulates strategic plan to contribute to effective management of the oil and gas sector

Basra, 01 November 2017- The southern Governorate of Iraq, Basra, now has a three-year strategic plan for oil and gas. As a key pillar of Basra’s economy, this industry is supposed to employ thousands…  


Tuberculosis control during crisis

20 May 2016- The combination of sectarian violence, internal displacement and the influx of refugees from Syria poses a severe threat to tuberculosis control efforts in Iraq. Despite the dangers, UNDP…  


“We are part of the same humanity”

For youth affected by the crisis in Iraq, brushes, palettes and a good dose of creativity can be powerful tools to build a vision of peace and coexistence.  


Supporting entrepreneurship and business development for the reinforcement of economic growth in Basra under UNDP-Shell Partnership

Basra, June 2017- Over 65 potential Iraqi entrepreneurs have been recently trained on establishing small businesses, business management and financial literacy under the UNDP-Shell Partnership in…  


Mosul University: From conflict to classroom

Mosul, 10 August 2017- After two-and-a-half years of ISIL’s reign, students are returning to university in the newly-liberated city of Mosul.  


Freed from ISIL, Mosul slowly comes back to life

More than 1 million Iraqis have been displaced from Mosul since military operations to retake the city from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) began in October 2016 - of those who fled…  


With support from UNDP and Toyota Iraq, displaced Iraqi youth learn job skills and regain hope for a better life

Erbil-Tokyo, 28 June 2017 – More than three million Iraqis are currently displaced as a result of the protracted conflict in Iraq. The experience of displacement has been particularly difficult for…  

UNDP Around the world

You are at UNDP Iraq (Republic of) 
Go to UNDP Global