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Iraq's first National Youth Volunteering Platform is Launched

The launch of the National Youth Volunteering Platform (NYVP), a new innovative tool that allows young people in Iraq to be matched to volunteer opportunities, was announced today by the Ministry of Youth and Sports in Federal Iraq, the Ministry of Culture and Youth in Kurdistan Region of Iraq, and UNICEF, in collaboration with United […]

COVAX gives Iraq 2.9m Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine

Over 2.9 million doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Iraq this month, bringing the total vaccines procured for this country through the COVAX Facility to over 6 million doses. Vaccination rates in Iraq have recently been a priority of national health authorities, the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and other health partners. As […]

Supporting Young Engineers in Improving Iraqi Environment

ILO and UNICEF joint initiative supports young engineers to play a key role in promoting Green Works in Iraq With the support of the Government of the Netherlands, the ILO and UNICEF are working together to build the capacities of selected youth to engage in Employment Intensive Investment Programme (EIIP) interventions aimed at improving the local environment […]

US provides Additional $3m COVID-19 Assistance to Iraq

The United States, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is pleased to announce an additional $3 million in urgent COVID-19 assistance for Iraq. USAID's contribution will help Iraq better detect and diagnose COVID-19 infections, reduce COVID-19 cases and deaths, and broadly increase access to vaccines for Iraqis nationwide. This assistance, implemented by […]

ILO workshop on Maternity Protection in Iraq

ILO workshop with tripartite partners sheds light on maternity protection in Iraq A one day workshop funded by the European Union focusing on maternity protection was organised by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Baghdad on Tuesday (November 2). The workshop, which brought together representatives of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, the women's […]

Iraq launches new Social Protection Programme

The Government of Iraq, UNICEF, WFP and ILO partner to reform social protection with support from the European Union A new Social Protection Programme has been launched by the Ministry of Planning, the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, and the Ministry of Trade of Iraq, along with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the […]

Water Scarcity threatens Lives and Development in Iraq

Running Dry: water scarcity threatens lives and development in Iraq Nearly 3 out of 5 children in Iraq have no access to safely managed water services and less than half of all schools in the country have access to basic water risking children's health, nutrition, cognitive development, and future livelihoods. The MENA region is reported […]

Young Female Entrepreneur strives to Transform Medical Sector

From the International Labour Organization (ILO). Re-published with permission by Iraq Business News. Young female entrepreneur strives to transform the medical sector in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq Twenty-five-year-old Nasreen Hassan has been working for years on a business idea that will help hospitals and medical centres in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq improve and […]

US Donates COVID-19 Vaccines to Iraq

The United States Donates More Than 500,000 COVID-19 Vaccines to Iraq U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Matthew H. Tueller joined Iraqi Acting Minister of Health Hani al-Oqabi and other partners to receive the delivery of more than 500,000 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to the Iraqi Ministry of Health as part of the ongoing partnership of […]

New Report on Iraqi Health Sector

The report offers a description of the structure of the health sector in Iraq. The categories and stakeholders that comprised the sector. Mainly the public and the private sector, alongside, international agencies that work in Iraq. These agencies include the likes of the World Health Organization, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, UNICEF, […]

Launches of Young People's Advisory Group (YPAG) in Iraq

UNICEF Iraq launches the Young People's Advisory Group (YPAG) to enhance dialogue between UNICEF and young people in Iraq UNICEF announced its renewed commitment to support inclusive meaningful systematic participation of young people in Iraq, through the creation of the Young People's Advisory Group (YPAG), with the goal of empowering young people to be civically […]