H.E. Dr. Ann Nafi Aussi, the Iraqi Minister of Construction, Housing, Municipalities and Public Works who headed the Iraqi delegation to the Governing Council, confirmed that "this resolution should ensure UN-Habitat’s work contributes, in a coordinated manner, to the UN-system commitment to sustaining peace and a comprehensive whole-of-system response in complex emergencies in Iraq and elsewhere".
"The new fund should support Member States in their efforts to implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and to better support Member States facing challenges caused by the mass influx of migrants", stated Dr. Erfan Ali the Head of UN-Habitat Iraq Programme.
For further information, please contact:
Media and Communications Specialist, UN-Habitat
Mobile: + 964 750 342 7036