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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, […]

Capacity Building Workshop on Survey Questionnaire Design

As part of its support to the Council of Representatives (CoR), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), with support from the Inter-Agency Information and Analysis Unit (IAU), conducted a workshop on survey questionnaire design for 24 researchers from the CoR Research Directorate. The training was held at the Council of Representatives in Baghdad on 23 […]

Iraq Micro-Finance Forum in Erbil

The Government of Iraq in cooperation with UNDP Iraq, USAID-Tijara and the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor organised the Iraq Micro-Finance Forum in Erbil. The Forum’s key objectives were promoting synergy between the Government’s poverty alleviation and job creation efforts and the existing microfinance industry, enhancing service delivery by microfinance institutions to micro-small and […]

UNDP and Shell Iraq Sign Partnership Agreement

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Shell Iraq have signed an agreement to implement a range of development projects in Southern Iraq. The four year partnership aims to increase the number of local area development activities, promote local small and medium enterprises and provide vocational training to respond to the private sector’s needs. “UNDP […]

Iraq Allocates $250m for Joint Projects with UN

Iraq has allocated $250 million to fund joint development projects with international partners in 2012, according to reports from AFP. Peter Batchelor, country director for the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq said, "for next year, 2012, the government has put aside in the federal budget $250 million ... The aim... is to use it […]

UNDP Boosts Support for Iraqi People

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has announced that it is boosting its partnership with the Government of Iraq and the Iraqi people. "We have tripled the number of our staff based in Iraq to 44 with further increases planned in the next year. Each and every one of them is committed to improving the […]

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 […]