Tag Archives | Sweden

528 Americans Sue Ericsson for allegedly Aiding Terrorism

By John Lee. More than 500 Americans have filed an Anti-Terrorism Act complaint against Swedish telecom company Ericsson for allegedly aiding campaigns of terrorism in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria conducted by al-Qaeda, al-Qaeda-in-Iraq, and Islamic State from 2004 through 2022. According to a statement for the legal firm Sparacino PLLC, Ericsson is accused of making […]

First National Conference to Address Early Marriage in Iraq

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and the Council of Ministers Secretariat (COMSEC), in partnership with the Women Empowerment Department (WED), and support from the United Kingdom, Sweden, France and Canada, organised a two-day conference to address early marriage in Iraq. The conference, which took place on 11-12 June, recognised the alarming situation with early […]

ABB partners with INTECH Process Automation in Iraq

ABB named system integrator and automation solution provider INTECH Process Automation UAE as ABB Value Provider (AVP) for the UAE and Iraq. The AVP program ensures that the services customers receive from AVPs meet the high quality standards of ABB products both globally and locally. Huseyn Tarek, Regional President - MEA&CIS Management, INTECH, said: "We […]

Ericsson to Review Investigation into Compliance in Iraq

By John Lee. Swedish telecoms company Ericsson has said it is reviewing its investigation into past compliance concerns in Iraq. In a press release, the company said: "Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has received questions from media regarding past compliance related matters in Iraq. It appears media will focus on the conduct of business in unstable regions […]

Sweden Renews Support for De-Mining in Iraq

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) welcomes the contribution of SEK 50 million (approximately USD 5.7 million) from the Government of Sweden, which will support the Government of Iraq with humanitarian, socio-economic, and reconstruction efforts while protecting vulnerable civilians from the threat posed by explosive ordnance. Due to successive conflicts in Iraq from 1980 […]

Results of Iraq Women Integrated Social and Health Survey

Ministry of Planning, UNFPA launch results of the second Iraq Women Integrated Social and Health Survey The Ministry of Planning, the Central Statistical Organization and UNFPA have launched the results of the second Iraq Women Integrated Social and Health (IWISH) survey, conducted in collaboration with the Ministry of Planning at the Kurdistan Regional Government - […]

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 […]

First Women's Protection Centre in Diwaniyah

The Governorate of Diwaniyah and UNFPA inaugurated today the first Women Protection Centre in the Governorate, with funding from Canada and Sweden. The Centre will offer psychosocial and legal assistance,  medical counselling and protection for survivors of gender-based violence. Women and girls will be able to benefit from special programmes on empowerment, life skills and […]

New Oil Refinery announced for Qayara

By John Lee. Iraq's North Oil Company (NOC) has signed a Heads of Agreement (Memorandum of Understanding) with two energy companies to build a 70,000-barrels-per-day oil refinery in Qayara (Qayyarah). The facility, Nineveh province, is to be built by Sweden's SEAB and Turkey's Limak. No information was given regarding the size of the investment or […]

UNDP Restores Essential Services in Western Anbar

Six new facilities providing basic services to 230,000 residents in western Anbar have officially opened thanks to a partnership between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq, the Governorate of Anbar, and the international community. The facilities, completed under UNDP's Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS), were inaugurated as part of a UNDP Iraq visit to Heet, Haditha, Anah, Rawa, Qaim and […]