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More Progress Required on Landmines

Iraq continues to be one of the most contaminated countries in the world with landmines and unexploded ordinance. Today, on the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, the United Nations calls for more progress to eliminate the threat of landmines to Iraqis. “Landmines and unexploded ordinance continue to terribly affect Iraqis, […]

Iraq Launches National Education Strategy

The Government of Iraq has launched a new national education strategy to improve access to quality education for Iraq’s 33 million citizens. “This is Iraq’s first ever national education strategy, which is unique in both Iraq and the region,” said Dr. Mohammed Ali Tamim, Iraq’s Minister of Education. “This strategy will respond to the needs […]

Conference on Child Labor in Dohuk

A conference against child labor began in Dohuk on Sunday. According to the report from Aknews, the event is hosted by an organization called Nubahar, an NGO that fights child labor. “The findings of the conference will be sent to related committees in the Kurdish parliament and to the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs”, […]

Half of Iraq's Water is Wasted

Fifty percent of water resources are wasted in Iraq, where six million people have no access to clean water, the United Nations said on Monday, the eve of World Water Day, reports AFP. "Iraq faces difficulties in meeting the target of 91 percent of households using a safe drinking water supply by 2015," due to […]

$24m Programme to Improve Primary Education in Iraq

The European Union is contributing 17 million euro [$24 million] to improve access to quality basic education in Iraq.  The EU is partnering with UNICEF and the Government of Iraq to develop new education policies, build the capacity of the government, and mobilize communities to increase enrolment of girls and boys in schools and help […]

UN Signs 2011-14 Programme Action Plans with Iraqi Govt

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) have signed their Country Programme Action Plans for their respective 2011-2014 Programmes of Cooperation with the Government of Iraq. The signings endorse the key results the agencies will deliver over the next four years in support of the […]