Press Releases & Statements

Friday, 25 September 2020 13:53

Celebrating Five Years of Action

Baghdad – Today marks five years since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals. During the UN Sustainable Development Summit in 2015, all UN member states endorsed an agenda that provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for all people and the planet.

Baghdad, 25 September 2020– With financial backing from the European Commission and in partnership with UNESCO, UNICEF Iraq is supporting authorities at the governorate level to better plan their educational interventions. This is part of UNICEF’s commitment to decentralizing education that empowers education officials, teachers and communities and allows them to tailor learning to children and adolescents’ specific needs, thereby delivering quality education.

24 September 2020 Erbil — Measures taken to curb the spread of COVID-19 have led to reduced operating hours or the closure of many of Iraq’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The economic impact of the pandemic is expected to be severe.

Baghdad - 22 September 2020 - His Excellency the Minister of Agriculture Eng. Muhammad Karim Jassim Al-Khafaji and the Representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Iraq, Dr. Salah El-Hajj Hassan, discussed FAO programs, its support to rural livelihoods and its partnership with national institutions with a focus on agriculture, rural development, water and environment in Iraq.

Ministerial declaration adopted by FAO Regional Conference endorses FAO’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery Programme and Hand-in-Hand Initiative to help transform food systems

FAO Director-General highlights COVID-19 Response and Recovery Programme and calls for enabling multi-sectoral policies, innovation, well targeted investments, and vital agricultural activity

Baghdad-20 September 2020 – H.E. the Minister of Planning - Dr. Khalid Batal Najim Abdullah and the Representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Iraq - Dr. Salah ElHajj Hassan discussed FAO’s programs and support to rural livelihoods and collaborative efforts with national institutions to strengthen sustainable agriculture with a focus on enhancing food security and improving the productivity of main crops in Iraq.

Monday, 21 September 2020 10:12

UN75: The Future We Want, The UN We Need

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN’s worldwide consultation reveals a strong call for action on inequalities and climate change, as well as more solidarity

Friday, 18 September 2020 20:31

Security Council Unanimously Extends UNITAD Mandate

Baghdad, 18 September 2020 – The Security Council decided unanimously today to extend the mandate of the United Nations Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Da’esh/ISIL (UNITAD) until 18 September 2021.

Recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuring food security require investments, socio-economic inclusion, social protection, smallholder resilience and innovation
By QU Dongyu, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

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