Press Releases & Statements

Baghdad/Samawa, 28 October 2020 - Under the theme “Iraqi Youth: Pioneers for Dialogue and Stability”, twenty-nine young men and women from Muthanna Governorate had the opportunity to discuss the challenges facing their communities at a three-day virtual workshop on 22, 23 and 27 October.

Sinjar — After pausing activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Iraqi authorities have resumed the exhumations of mass graves, with support from the United Nations Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Da’esh/ISIL (UNITAD) and the International Committee for Missing Persons (ICMP), and in cooperation with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Yazda Organization.

Missan, 28 October 2020- Funded by the European Union (EU), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched the Beautiful Missan project that focuses on the rehabilitation of recreational infrastructure and job creation.

Karbala, 26 October 2020 – Coronavirus patients in Karbala can now access safe and reliable healthcare thanks to a new Isolation Ward built in partnership between the Karbala Governorate and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq.

Seventy-five years ago, the United Nations were born from the ashes of the Second World War. Iraq was present at this moment, then a young state yet one with an immensely rich history. As a founding member of the United Nations, Iraq played a role in shaping the shared future of humanity.

Wednesday 22 October 2020 – UNESCO and CMC signed the exchanging letters of establishing the FCT Fact Checking Tools Platform to fight Disinformation and fake news amid COVID-19, as part of the EU funded project “#CoronavirusFacts: Addressing the ‘Disinfodemic’ on Covid-19 in conflict-prone environments” project.

● The UN Environment Programme Regional Office for West Asia and the UN Development Programme in Iraq join forces to accelerate Iraq’s implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
● UNEP and UNDP will work on environmental policy, biodiversity and ecosystems, pollution, and climate change for the advancement of environmental sustainability in Iraq.

Wednesday 21 October 2020 - As part of a joint effort to modernize education data systems and improve the quality of learning in Iraq, UNESCO and UNICEF today signed a roadmap with the Communications and Media Commission (CMC) for the provision of internet connectivity to over 3000 schools across 10 governorates.

Baghdad, October 21, 2020 - The challenges and opportunities of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the context of COVID-19 was the focus of a two-day conference organized by the Ministry of Planning in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq.

20 October 2020; Baghdad, Iraq - A statistic is not only a number – it tells a human story. It speaks of people’s health and well-being, problems and prospects, and socio-economic circumstances. When collected and analysed well, statistics can advance the sustainable development of a country.

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