Press Releases & Statements

Baghdad, 30 November 2020 - The United Nations in Iraq welcomes the contribution of EUR 3 million from the Netherlands to a UN-led project to support and assist capacity-building within the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC). The Dutch funding will also support deployment of UN electoral advisers as IHEC prepares the June 2021 nationals elections.

The project will ensure inclusive access to improved TVET skills development services and institutes is increased, contributing to improved employability and socio-economic status for vulnerable youth.

Baghdad, 29 November 2020-The German Government, through its Development Bank, the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW), has contributed 26 million Euros to UNICEF in order to help the agency in its ongoing efforts to assist the Government of Iraq in strengthening its systems and improve access to quality basic services and social protection for children and their families. This latest amount brings the German Government’s total contributions to UNICEF Iraq to a total of 159 million Euros since 2015.

29 November 2020, Baghdad Iraq - The Ministries of Health at the Federal and Kurdistan Region levels, launched, with the support of UNFPA and funding from Sweden, a helpline for adolescents and youth that provides free confidential counselling in Arabic and Kurdish languages.

Baghdad, 29 November 2020 – The Government of Norway has contributed NOK 70,000,000 (US$7.7 million) to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Iraq’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS), which supports stabilization and the return of internally displaced persons (IDPs) from the five governorates liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as Da’esh).

Mosul 26 November 2020: FAO Iraq started its fodder seeds distribution for the first batch of livestock farmers' benefit of its EU-funded FAO project entitled: "Support of agricultural livelihoods of rural and peri-urban returnees and communities in Nineveh Governorate, Iraq”.

Baghdad, Iraq, 24 November 2020: The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Health in Iraq has launched a new phase of the COVID-19 awareness-raising campaign in heavily populated and high-risk areas of Mosul, Ninewa governorate.

Wednesday, 25 November 2020 16:48

COVID-19 exacerbating gender-based violence in Iraq

This year, the world marks the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV), which starts on November 25, in unprecedented circumstances.

Baghdad, 25 November 2020 – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea (MoFA) is supporting the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with an additional USD 5M million to support stabilization activities in areas liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Iraq.

Wednesday, 25 November 2020 11:22

Security Council Press Statement on Iraq-Kuwait

The members of the Security Council welcomed the ongoing cooperation between Iraq and Kuwait in the search for missing Kuwaiti and third-country nationals. They noted the repatriation of human remains, believed to be of Kuwaiti citizens, from the Government of Iraq to the Government of Kuwait on 16 September 2020 and on 8 August 2019. The members of the Security Council thanked the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) for providing logistical support.

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