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UNDP launches E-Learning Platform for Iraqi Police

Iraq's Ministry of Interior and UNDP launch E-Learning Platform for Iraqi Local Police The Iraqi Ministry of Interior and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq have launched an E-Learning Platform for the Iraqi local police to improve opportunities for training, career development, and specialised education. The Platform offers easy access and enrolment to […]

UN pushes Economic Diversification, Private Sector

Briefing to the Security Council by SRSG Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert | Tuesday, 16 February 2021 (As Delivered): Madam President, Distinguished members of the Security Council, Allow me to begin by again condemning last night's deadly rocket attack on Erbil. Such reckless attempts to inflame tensions pose grave threats to Iraq's stability. Close collaboration between Baghdad and […]

UN, USAID to support UN Electoral Assistance to Iraq

UN signs financing agreement with the USAID to support UN electoral assistance to Iraq The United Nations in Iraq welcomes the contribution of USD 9.7 million from the USAID to a UN-led project to support and assist capacity-building within the Iraqi Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC). The USAID funding will also support the deployment of […]

WFP, World Bank partner on Socio-Economic Research in Iraq

WFP and the World Bank partner on socio-economic research in Iraq The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the World Bank are partnering on gathering key data on the impacts of COVID-19 on households, including people who are displaced, in camps, and those who have returned to their areas, as well as host communities. […]

Supporting Vulnerable Youth to Develop Skills

ILO and UNICEF collaborate to support vulnerable youth in Iraq to develop skills and transition from training to decent employment, with support from the Government of the Netherlands The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Iraq are working together to help young forcibly displaced persons and host community members […]

Belgium Provides Additional $1.8m for UNMAS Iraq

Belgium Provides Additional USD 1.8 Million for UNMAS Activities in Iraq The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in Iraq welcomes an additional contribution of EUR 1.5 million (approximately USD 1.8 million) from the Government of Belgium that will play a pivotal role in supporting the Government of Iraq to assist those impacted by explosive […]

UNDP promoting Blended Learning in Iraq

UNDP Iraq Accelerator Lab and Government of Iraq work to promote Blended Learning within higher education system in Iraq Due to the need for alternative ways of working and learning brought about by effects of the coronavirus pandemic, many schools and universities have adopted blended learning across the globe. Blended learning which is a system […]

EUR 22.5m Project to Strengthen Iraqi Agriculture

Promoting inclusive economic growth and job creation in Iraq Unemployment remains a persistent challenge in Iraq especially for youth and women. Many internally displaced persons are unemployed, underemployed, informally employed, or out of the labour force. The COVID-19 pandemic has further compounded these employment challenges. In this context, providing jobs and livelihoods remains a high […]

Baghdad Firm to Guard UNMAS Office

By John Lee. Baghdad-based Al Sajer For Guarding And Security Services has won a contract with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) for the provision of security guard services for the UNMAS office in Baghdad. The contract is valued at $108,414. (Source: UNGM)

UN appoints new Deputy Special Representative for Iraq

Secretary-General appoints Ms. Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir of Iceland as Deputy Special Representative for Iraq United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has announced the appointment of Ingibjörg Sólrún Gísladóttir of Iceland as his new Deputy Special Representative for Political Affairs and Electoral Assistance of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). Ms. Gísladóttir succeeds Alice Walpole […]

Nationalizing the SDG Indicators in Iraq

Nationalizing the Sustainable Development Goal Indicators in Iraq The United Nations Development Programme alongside the Iraqi Ministry of Planning (MoP) is strengthening the integration of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Iraq by nationalizing the SDG indicators. The focus on localizing the SDG indicators will ensure Agenda2030 is effectively incorporated into Iraq's the […]

UAE Firm to supply Drones to UNMAS Iraq

By John Lee. UAE-based Intertech FZC has won a contract with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) for the supply of drones for UNMAS Iraq The contract is valued at $39,200. (Source: UNGM)