BAGHDAD 21 May, 2017 – The future of Iraq, its economic security and prosperity depends on increasing investment in education today.

Erbil, 9 May 2016 – To mark the closure of a comprehensive informal settlement upgrading intervention in Erbil, a community development centre and a neighbourhood park were opened today in Kurani Ainkawa. The Improving Housing Delivery System in Erbil - Upgrading of Kurani Ainkawa Informal Settlement project is funded by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), and implemented by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Baghdad, 8 March 2016– The Government of Australia has contributed US$1.4 million to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization (FFIS), which finances fast-track initiatives in areas liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The contribution will help thousands of people as they try to restart their lives in Ramadi and Sinjar where the Iraqi Government has recently retaken control.

A high-level capacity building workshop took place in Erbil Iraq, on 29 February and 1 March, 2016. Over 60 participants from all the Iraqi governorates and from the Ministry of Planning were represented.

Baghdad, 21 February 2016– As the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) celebrates its 50th anniversary this month, the Country Office in Iraq launched today a storytelling contest, #DevStories, with the objective of raising public awareness on development challenges the country is facing and the tangible impact of UNDP’s work.

Baghdad, 12 February – The Iraqi government today launched in Baghdad its Private Sector Development Strategy 2014-2030, which aims at creating growth and jobs through a diversification of the private sector, and promoting investment in micro, small and medium enterprises. 

Baghdad, 17 December 2014 –  Iraqi Prime Minister Dr. Haidar Al-Abadi, and Minister of Planning, Dr. Salman Al-Jumaily jointly with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), today launched in Baghdad the National Human Development Report  2014 under the theme “Youth: Challenges and Opportunities”.

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