Tag Archives | United Nations (UN)

Stabilization remains a Top Priority for Germany

Stabilizing liberated areas in Iraq post-ISIL remains a top priority for Germany The German Federal Foreign Office has contributed another 11 mio USD to the Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS), managed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). It will support stabilization and recovery efforts for Iraq post-ISIL, which includes repairing essential public infrastructure and […]

Security Council Press Statement on Iraq

The following Security Council press statement was issued on Friday by Council President Kelly Craft (United States): The members of the Security Council welcomed efforts for an inclusive dialogue between the Government and people of Iraq to urgently deliver reforms aimed at addressing legitimate demands over economic opportunity, governance and electoral legislation.  The members of […]

$2.5m Contract for Explosive Hazard Clearance

By John Lee. Swiss-based Global Clearance Solutions AG has won a contract with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) for the provision of “Explosive Hazard Clearance Teams (EHC Teams) and Risk Education (RE) in Iraq with International Technical Oversight Component: Sinjar & Tal Afar“. The contract is worth $2,548,636. (Source: UNGM)

Draft Election Law: UN calls for Improvements

Draft election law: UN calls for improvements to meet public demands Electoral reform has been a central demand of many peaceful protesters. In recent weeks, Iraqi authorities have sought to find legislative solutions that address public calls for credible, free and fair elections. This process is Iraqi-owned and Iraqi-led, as it must be. United Nations […]

Can Iraqi PM weather ongoing Protests?

By Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Despite several proposals to solve the crises in Iraq and in spite of using different tactics such as promises and threats, the Iraqi government is unable to stop the protests and is […]

Dedicated Reporting e-Mail for Human Rights Violations

UNAMI launches dedicated reporting e-mail for human rights violations To further strengthen and expand its fact-finding efforts on human rights violations and abuses, particularly in relation to the ongoing protests, UNAMI has set up a dedicated e-mail address: [email protected] The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert (pictured): “I encourage anyone […]

UN Proposes Roadmap to Resolve Iraq Crisis

By John Lee. On Sunday, the UN issued the following statement on the crisis facing Iraq: Over the past weeks, demonstrations erupted in Baghdad and other governorates in Iraq. Protester demands cover a wide spectrum of issues, including economic growth and employment, reliable public services, prudent and impartial governance, an end to corruption, credible elections […]

UN calls for Talks to Break Cycle of Violence

Iraq protests: UN calls for national talks to break ‘vicious cycle’ of violence Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, said she had gone to Tahrir Square to engage with the people, and listen to their concerns, as part of the UN’s continuous efforts to promote dialogue with the Government, as news reports suggest that […]

FAO, WFP support Sustainable Livelihoods in Iraq

Today on World Food Day, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) renewed their commitment to supporting the government of Iraq in ensuring that all Iraqis have food security by 2030, with a focus on nutritious food and sustainable livelihoods. “World Food Day is […]

Syrian Kurds Flee to Iraq

On Saturday night (12/10) almost 200 Syrian Kurds started crossing the border into Iraq’s Kurdistan Region (KRI) to escape bombardments in North Eastern Syria. The families crossed unofficial entry points into KRI, through the villages of Masaka and Sahela. A day after their entry into Iraq, 182 Syrians were brought by local security forces to […]

Opportunities with UNAMI in Iraq

By John Lee. The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) has announced Calls for Proposals from individual consultants: Professional interpreters and translators in TVET context Technical and Vocational Education (TVET) Expert for TVET Reform Project (Source: UNAMI)

New Iraq Reconstruction and Recovery Trust Fund

The Ministry of Planning and the United Nations signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish the Iraq Reconstruction and Recovery Trust Fund in support of the Government’s Recovery and Development Framework. Iraqi Minister of Planning Dr. Nouri Sabah al-Dulaimi signed on behalf of the Government of Iraq. Marta Ruedas, the Deputy Special Representative of […]