Press Releases & Statements

Baghdad, 3 July 2019 - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Iraq, in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture in Iraq, and with the participation of experts from across the region, held a two-day workshop and training program for the eradication of Red Palm Weevil (RPW) in Iraq from 1 to 2 July in Baghdad.

Baghdad, 7 July 2019 - Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and UNDP announced a renewed agreement and commemorated the 10th anniversary for their partnership to accelerate the implementation of socio-economic infrastructure projects in Iraq to improve the economic recovery and living condition of Iraqi people in key sectors such as electricity, water and sanitation, oil, irrigation, transportation, industry, health and communication. The GoI welcomes the reinforced partnership between JICA and UNDP.

Ramadi, Iraq, 07 July 2019 – At a three-day workshop from 4 to 6 July 2019, in the western city of Ramadi in Anbar Governorate, twenty-seven young Iraqi women and men from across the Governorate discussed how youth can play a role in addressing the challenges facing their communities.

Baghdad, 3 July, 2019– The Government of Norway and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed a partnership agreement today for USD 9 million (NOK 75 million) to support stabilization and recovery efforts for Iraq post-ISIL.

From 28 to 29 June, the members of the Security Council visited the State of Kuwait and for the first time, the Republic of Iraq, in a mission co-led by the State of Kuwait and the United States of America. The members of the Security Council were grateful to the Governments of Kuwait and Iraq, as well as the United Nations, for facilitating the visit.

Baghdad, 30 June 2019 - UNESCO, in partnership with the Iraqi Communication and Media Commission (CMC), and the Ministry of Interior (MoI), organized the first roundtable with media outlets directors on preparing a new handbook on the relationship between journalists and police officers in field.

Baghdad, 27 June 2019 – The Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq, Ms. Marta Ruedas, and representatives of UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes, discussed with members of the Women’s Advisory Group increased cooperation to advance women’s issues in Iraq.

On 25 June 2019, the Council of Ministers chaired by Prime Minister, His Excellency Mr. Adel Abdul-Mahdi, approved the National Housing Council’s recommendations proposed during its fifteenth meeting. These recommendations included the approval of the “Iraq Housing Reconstruction and Housing Development Strategy in the Liberated Areas”, developed and finalized with support from the United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat).

Baghdad/Erbil, Iraq, 26 June 2019 – A tailored and robust response to the needs of survivors of sexual violence in conflict perpetrated by ISIL (Da’esh) is needed to assist victims’ recovery and contribute to lasting peace in post-conflict Iraq, the United Nations in Iraq said, marking the annual International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict.

Baghdad / Erbil, 25 June 2019 - This week, UNICEF Iraq launched its #Pledge4Children petition to kick off its celebration of the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child, or CRC.

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