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Local Peace Committees on the Front-Line: Over 100,000 reached in Iraq

When coronavirus pandemic restrictions started in March 2020, movement in Iraq on the ground became difficult for many service providers and aid organizations. To reach vulnerable populations, 19…  


United We Rise: How diverse religious leaders are promoting coexistence in Iraq

Religious leaders from various faiths across Iraq have come together to celebrate Iraq's diversity and promote peace in their communities.  


Private Investment for Public Infrastructure in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region

UNDP Iraq has supported the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to develop a Public-Private Partnership Framework, which will encourage the private sector to engage and deliver services – such as…  


A Day in My Life: Anbar youth share stories of those affected by COVID-19 in Iraq

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected people across the world, including those in every occupation imaginable. The Anbar Youth Group for Peace, supported by UNDP, has produced a series of videos called…  


Iraqis sharing their vision for the future of climate in Iraq

To improve the Iraqi community’s awareness towards Climate Change, UNDP Accelerator Labs in Iraq launched The Future of Climate Exhibition to grasp the aspirations of Iraqis towards climate actions in…  


Voices of Women Empowerment: UNDP and UN Women lead workshop on SGBV policies in Iraq

It has been well documented that the majority of those who experience violence during conflict are women, girls, and children. On 10 December, UNDP Iraq and UN Women led a workshop in Baghdad to…  


Peacebuilding through journalism: UNDP Iraq launches training for young media professionals

On 3 December, UNDP Iraq in partnership with Tammuz Organization for Social Development, and Sabaq Center for Media Development, launched a series of training sessions on citizen journalism tools for…  


Empowering Women of Iraq continues During COVID

Empowering and ensuring the equal participation of women in Iraq’s development journey is key to sustainable stability and growth. However, the recent COVID-19 outbreak has exacerbated the impact on…  


Economic Reintegration: A Pathway for Peacebuilding and Social Cohesion

When young people are active and engaged in their communities, the result is a peaceful and strong social fabric. In November, UNDP Iraq, in partnership with Kurdistan Human Rights Watch, implemented…  


Sara Thanoon: “I don’t intend to give up”

Born and raised in Mosul, the Governorate of Ninewah north of Iraq, I graduated from the Mosul Institute of Fine Arts in 2011. Due to the war against the “Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant,” my…  

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