Tag Archives | UN Development Programme (UNDP)

UNDP Helps IDPs Return to Tikrit

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) is working closely with authorities to support displaced people who are returning to Tikrit to rebuild their lives after the town was liberated from ISIL forces. Government sources estimate that up to 1,500 families have returned to the town, which was occupied by ISIL from June 2014 until April 2015. […]

Crisis Coordination Centre in Kurdistan

First ever crisis coordination and disaster preparedness centre in Kurdistan The Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Interior has inaugurated its Joint Crisis Coordination Centre (JCC), mandated by the Council of Ministers in January 2015. Several international donor partners and the United Nations extended support to the KRG to build an institutional response and coordination […]

Flagship Partnership to Revive Southern Iraq

The Basra Compact, a flagship partnership to revive the economy in southern Iraq The authorities of Basra and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) have signed a flagship agreement, the Basra Compact, aiming at strengthening participatory and accountable governance and reviving the economic activity in the southern governorate, which is not just oil-rich but needs to […]

IDP Camp in Basra, a Story of Social Cohesion

The 5-Miles IDP Camp in Basra, a Story of Social Cohesion The opening ceremony of new shops managed by internally displaced persons in the popular al-Asri market, 5 miles off the city of Basra, marks a story of success. Following a fire in a community of displaced people in Tannoma District, 300 families (2,000 people) […]

UN Worried about Anbar Refugees

The United Nations Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General, Lise Grande, along with Neill Wright, the country’s UN refugee agency (UNHCR) representative, today visited Iraqi families recently displaced from Al Baghdadi district in the western province of Anbar. “The situation facing these families is very worrying. They have been under siege for days and […]

Parliament Launches NGO Human Rights Board

The Council of Representatives (COR) this week launched in Baghdad the NGO Human Rights Advisory Board, which will assist the parliament's Human Rights Committee to effectively engage with the civil society and promote human rights through the legislative body. The UN Development Agency (UNDP) played an instrumental role in creating this platform, first of its […]

Sinjar Refugees Move to New UN-Habitat Camp

Days before snow was expected to fall in the foothills of Dohuk, Iraq, 900 families are moving into the new camp for internally-displaced persons (IDPs) built through the collaboration of 8 UN agencies planned and led by UN-Habitat. UN-Habitat’s acting Regional Director from Arab States, Mr Dyfed Aubrey and UN-Habitat’s Country Director Dr Erfan Ali […]

UNDP Supports Govt Development Prog

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Secretariat of the Council of Ministers today signed in Baghdad an agreement reaffirming the commitment of the UN Development agency to support the Iraqi government in its efforts to achieve its 4-year development programme. The General Framework for the Government Development Programme 2014-2018 defines strategic priorities for […]

$1.8m Support for Parliament, Civil Society

As part of its continued support to Iraq’s parliament, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today signed with the Council of Representatives in Baghdad a project of US$1,797,999 funded by the Government of the Kingdom of Sweden. This initiative aims to strengthen the legislative and oversight role of the parliament, which now begins its third […]

UNDP Inaugurates Basra Sub-Office

The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Nickolay Mladenov (pictured), officially inaugurated UNDP’s sub-office for southern Iraq in Basra. Held at the premises of the sub-office, the inauguration ceremony was attended by local officials and civil society leaders, including the Chief Justice of the Basra Appellate Court, the Head of […]

UNDP Considers Development Plan

Foreign Minister, Hoshyar Zebari, discussed on May 13, 2014 with UNDP Country Manager, Adam Abdel Mawla, the programs and projects of the UN in Iraq. The UN representative stressed that all development programs will be run, from the beginning of next month inside Iraq, not from abroad, confirming that the organization will open a big […]