Press Releases & Statements

14 February 2018 - On the occasion of the International Conference on the Reconstruction of Iraq, held in Kuwait City from 12 to 14 February, UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay today announced the launch of a flagship initiative to revive the spirit of Mosul. The objective, to coordinate international efforts in this direction.

Kuwait City, 14 February 2018: It was [inaudible] to convene a conference mobilizing [inaudible] necessary to respond to that terrible humanitarian drama.

Kuwait- The World Bank Group and the Government of Iraq signed two projects today totaling US$510 million to help the Iraqi people by improving living conditions, enhancing water supplies, and creating jobs. The two projects along with the ongoing US$750 million Emergency Operation for Development program and other planned commitments, will increase the World Bank’s total commitment to Iraq to US$4.7 billion, compared to US$600 million four years ago.

Kuwait, 14 February 2018
I am delighted to be here with you today to discuss the reconstruction of Iraq, a country that has suffered so much and that has so much to contribute to the world.

Kuwait City/Baghdad/New York (14 February 2018) – UN Secretary-General António Guterres launched the Iraq Recovery and Resilience Programme today at the Kuwait International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq. The two-year Recovery and Resilience Programme is designed to fast-track the social dimensions of reconstruction and help ensure that people see tangible improvements in their daily lives at the start of the reconstruction process, rather than waiting years to benefit from large-scale infrastructure projects and structural reforms.

Kuwait City, 13 February 2018– Lives and livelihoods in Iraq’s liberated areas are being restored at long last.

At the Kuwait International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq, FAO Iraq calls for urgent funding to assist 1.6 million people through the Iraq Recovery and Resilience Programme 2018-2109

Baghdad, Iraq, 12 February 2018 --- In the lead-up to the Kuwait International Conference for Reconstruction of Iraq, the World Health Organization (WHO) calls on the international community to further invest in Iraq’s devastated health sector.

Baghdad, Iraq - 12 February 2018: “For UNHCR, the Kuwait conference offers a key forum to reiterate the importance of voluntary, safe and sustainable return of Iraqi IDPs and raise resources to support the government’s efforts towards this goal. This in turn is an integral part of wider plans by the UN system to support the Iraqi authorities as they rebuild the country.

$1.5 million will fund FAO project assisting families to grow food to eat and sell

08 February 2018, Baghdad/Rome : Vulnerable families in areas recently retaken from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) will soon have the means to produce fresh and nutritious vegetables thanks to generous support from the Government of Japan.

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