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Italy supports Out-of-School Children in Iraq

Italy supports UNESCO Iraq to improve access to quality and inclusive education with gender equality for out of school children UNESCO Iraq welcomes a new generous contribution from the Directorate General for Development Cooperation of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, through the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS). During the visit […]

Italy donates EUR 2m for Iraqi Stabilization

Italy reaffirms its commitment to Iraq's stabilization with EUR 2 million contribution The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy, through the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS), is supporting the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with an additional EUR 2 million (approximately US$ 2.26 million) to assist communities affected by the Islamic […]

Italy assumes command of NATO Mission in Iraq

Major General Giovanni Iannucci (pictured) from Italy has assumed command of NATO Mission Iraq, following a change of command ceremony held in Baghdad. He succeeds Lieutenant General Michael Lollesgaard from Denmark, who had assumed his command on 6 May 2021. On the occasion of the change of command, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg offered the […]

Collaboration on Protection of Women in Kurdistan

A new step towards gender equality in Iraq; Italy, UN Women, UNFPA collaborate on women and girls protection in Kurdistan The Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) has established a partnership with UN Women and UNFPA to improve the safety, protection and wellbeing of women and girls survivors of gender-based violence in the Kurdistan Region […]

UN Meets Donors to Discuss Development Strategy for Iraq

A high-level meeting between the United Nations and international donors took place in Baghdad to discuss the United Nations' updated development strategy for Iraq. The meeting focused on the 2020-2024 United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF), which was signed by the Government of Iraq in September. The UN was represented by the Deputy Special […]

IDC to Drill 37 Wells at Zubair Oil Field

By John Lee. The Iraqi Drilling Company (IDC) has signed a contract with Schlumberger to provide drilling services for 37 oil wells in the Al-Zubair field in Basra for the Italian company ENI, which will operate the field. The Director General of the Iraqi Drilling Company, Basem Abdul Karim, said that the contract includes the […]

UniHouse to run Talented Iraqi Program for Eni

By John Lee. Italian energy company Eni S.p.A has signed an agreement with UniHouse to execute the Talented Iraqi Program. Under the scheme, high-caliber, talented Iraqi students will be placed in the UK to study for Bachelor of Medicine degrees. UniHouse will provide a full range of services, including preparation, exams, orientation, and in-country academic […]

Italy Increases Iraq Funding by $2.4m

Italy renews its commitment to Iraq's stabilization with a new US$2.4 million contribution The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy, represented by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS), is supporting the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with an additional EUR 2 million (US$2.4 million) to assist communities affected by the Islamic […]

Al-Maqal Port "to become Tourist Landmark"

By John Lee. Sharjah 24 reports that Iraq's General Company for Ports is accepting offers from private companies to turn the disused Al-Maqal Port on the Shatt al-Arab into a tourist destination. It adds that an Italian company has already completed designs. Since the Iraq war, the port has reportedly declined for transport purposes, following […]