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UNDP supports Deputy Governors on local implementation of the National Strategy to Prevent Violent Extremism in Iraq

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq, in partnership with the National Committee on the Implementation of the Strategy to Prevent Violent Extremism at the National Security…  


Ba’aj General Hospital reopens: Restoring essential health care services to Western Ninewa

The newly rehabilitated Ba’aj General Hospital was officially inaugurated today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ninewa Governorate, with generous funding by the Federal…  


UNDP completes rehabilitation of 60 municipality shops and three schools in western Ninewa

Sixty municipality shops in Tal Abta and three primary schools in Sinjar that were damaged or destroyed during the ISIL conflict were officially inaugurated by the United Nations Development Programme…  


Rebuild, recover and reform: How the European Union is supporting development in Iraq

With $US 166 million pledged since 2016, the EU’s commitment to the people of Iraq is as stronger than ever. From supporting stabilization efforts, to bolstering the anti-corruption agenda and…  


UK and Canada Support Iraq’s fight against Climate Change

Increasing temperatures, declining rainfall, salinity, and more frequent sand and dust storms are some of the challenges faced by Iraq due to climate change. In fact, the country is classified as the…  


Making Waves in Basra: Defying gender norms in development projects

As the world calls for more women and girls in technology, science, engineering and other typically male-dominated industries, 35-year-old Zainab Sadiq in Basra, Iraq’s southernmost governorate is…  


Dialogue launched for establishment of Network of Religious leaders to Prevent Violent Extremism in Iraq

On 19 March, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq and the National Committee on the Implementation of the Strategy to Prevent Violent Extremism at the National Security Advisory…  


Consultation workshop on the Commercial Arbitration Bill and the New York Convention to implement its mechanisms paving economic growth in Iraq

As Iraq acceded recently to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, which entered into force on 9 February 2022, UNDP in partnership with the European…  


Naila, Rasha and Anu beat all the odds

This International Women’s Day, we spoke to three Iraqi women on their journey to rebuild their lives after the ISIL conflict. This is what they had to say.  


Building a bright future: Iraq’s young leaders unite

Empowering youth and women to play an effective role in their communities is key to building harmony among different groups. UNDP Iraq’s Social Cohesion Programme is focused on equipping community…  

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