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UN, US supporting Land Rights of Minority Groups

UN-Habitat Executive Director meets with the US Ambassador to Iraq to discuss on-going partnership to support the land rights of minority groups UN-Habitat's Executive Director (ED), Mrs. Maimunah Sharif, met with Ambassador Matthew H. Tueller, the United States' Ambassador to Iraq, and thanked the US Government for its longstanding partnership and continued trust in UN-Habitat's […]

New MoU a New Step towards Gender Equality in Iraq

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has today been signed between the General Secretariat of the Iraqi Council of Ministers' (GSCOM) Women Empowerment Directorate and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to advance gender equality, women empowerment, and social cohesion in Iraq. Building upon existing structures and ongoing gender mainstreaming efforts, the new partnership will strengthen […]

UK, Iraq sign Strategic Partnership

By John Lee. British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has met with Prime Minister Kadhimi, President Salih, Foreign Minister Hussein and other high-ranking officials in the Iraqi Government. Foreign Secretary Raab reaffirmed the UK's commitment to Iraq through signing the UK and Iraq's Strategic Partnership. He met commanders from the Global Coalition against Daesh in which […]

Addressing Iraq's Human Capital Crisis

Iraq Human Development Public Expenditure Review: Addressing the Human Capital Crisis - A Public Expenditure Review for Human Development Sectors in Iraq Iraq is facing a human capital crisis despite having been one of the early investors in health and education in the MENA region. The World Bank's Human Capital Index shows that a child […]

HRW: Inadequate Plans for Camp Closures

From Human Rights Watch (HRW). Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Inadequate Plans for Camp Closures Recent camp closures have stripped thousands of displaced people of essential services during the Covid-19 pandemic, with inadequate government plans for their return home, Human Rights […]

Video and Report: IBBC Agritech Zoom Webinar

The IBBC Agritech seminar examined the possibilities and opportunities for a modern agricultural industry in Iraq. Drawing from international NGO insights from the UN's ITC, the World Bank and two of the UK's leading agritech innovation institutions, the distinguished audience heard what technologies and investment are possible for Iraq to embrace. Padraig O'Hannelly, MD of […]

Turkey appoints New Ambassador to Baghdad

By John Lee. Iraqi Foreign Minister, H.E. Mr. Fuad Hussein, received a copy of credentials of H.E. Mr. Ali Rıza Güney, the new Turkish ambassador to Iraq at the ministry's headquarters this week. Mr. Hussien affirmed the ministry's readiness to fully support the ambassador to succeed in his duties, wished him success, and emphasized the […]

New Russian Ambassador to Iraq

By John Lee. On 25 May 2021, Foreign Minister, H.E. Mr. Fuad Hussein received a copy of the credentials of H.E. Mr. Elbrus Kutrashev, the Ambassador Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to Baghdad. The two sides held talks on ways to improve bilateral relations between the two countries, and the importance of enhancing cooperation opportunities […]

US urges Rule of Law in Iraq

By John Lee. The United States has said it is outraged that peaceful demonstrators who took to the streets to urge reform were met with threats and brutal violence. In a statement issued on Thursday, the US State Department added: "Moreover, the violation of Iraqi sovereignty and rule of law by armed militias harms all […]

Iraq unveils massive Anti-Corruption Project

By Joe Snell for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq unveils massive anti-corruption project Following remarks from Iraqi President Barham Salih [Saleh] (pictured), who admitted on Sunday that Iraq has lost $150 billion since 2003 to corruption, a […]