Press Releases & Statements

18 June 2021; Baghdad, Iraq - The United Nations Assistant Secretary-General (ASG) and United Nations Population Fund Deputy Executive Director (DED), Management, Mr Ib Petersen, and UNFPA Regional Director (RD) for the Arabic States, Dr Luay Shabaneh, started today a five-day visit to Iraq.

Baghdad, June, 2021: As part of the EU-funded “Education Management Information System for Quality Education in Iraq”, UNESCO has developed a purpose-built EMIS for Iraq. In partnership with UNICEF, the EMIS will be rolled out across 9 General Directorates of Education (GDoE) during 2021 - 2023.

BAGHDAD, 19 June 2021: Today, the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) reaffirms its commitment to the elimination of sexual violence in conflict.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Iraq conducted a Training of Trainers workshop in Erbil for 26 agricultural extension staff from Ninewa Agriculture Directorate under the EU-funded project entitled: “Livelihood Support for Returnee Farmers and Rural and Peri-Urban Communities in Ninewa Governorate, Iraq”. The training was aimed at MOA livestock extension officers to improve their knowledge on the introduction of cultivation fodder crops and better utilization of agri-industrial by-products (sugar molasses, date residues and feed blocks) to improve their livestock productivity.

15 June 2021, Baghdad, Iraq – The Ministry of Planning and UNFPA presented on 14 June the findings and recommendations of the Population Analysis Report 2020 during a workshop entitled "Population Policies for Sustainable Development".

Tuesday, 15 June 2021 23:02

UNHCR Press Release

A UNHCR delegation headed by the Representative in Iraq, Ms. Philippa Candler, visited the Governor of Erbil, Mr. Omed Abdulrahman Hassan.

Erbil, Iraq, 14 June 2021 – On 11 June, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq and the National Committee on the Implementation of the Strategy to Combat Violent Extremism at the National Security Advisory launched a four-day workshop on the role of the assigned teams and committees at the presidency, parliament, and prime ministry offices and at the governorates in implementing the strategy to Combat Violent Extremism in Iraq.

Baghdad, Sunday, 13 June 2021: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq welcomes an additional DKK 50.3 million (US$8 million) contribution from the Government of Denmark to its flagship Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS).

Baghdad — During a ceremony held on 13 June 2021, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) provided Iraq’s Ministry of Interior (MoI) with four Mobile Border Processing Units (MBPU) equipped with metal detectors, radios, binoculars, IT equipment and the IOM-developed Migration Information and Data Analysis System (MIDAS).

The closure of schools and disruption to learning brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic have highlighted the need to utilize online and distance modes of learning to promote learning continuity.

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