Press Releases & Statements

Baghdad, 23 March 2014 - The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Nickolay Mladenov learned with shock and dismay about the murder of Mohammed Bdaiwi, Radio Free Iraq’s Baghdad Bureau chief, who was shot dead yesterday by an officer of the Presidential Guard in Baghdad. 

Baghdad, 21 March 2014 - “On International Nowruz Day, I extend my best wishes to those who celebrate, and call on all Iraqi people to use the occasion to carry forward the message of renewal of unity and harmony, which is at the heart of the beauty of the day”, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG), Mr. Nickolay Mladenov said. 

Baghdad, 21 March 2014 - "I welcome the decision of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) that as of 1 April 2014 the region will contribute to Iraq' oil pipeline exports with 100,000 barrels-per-day. It is encouraging that no preconditions have been set for this initiative. Both the Government of Iraq and the KRG have taken steps that should allow for progress to be made on all outstanding issues related to the management of the hydrocarbon sector and revenue sharing, as required by the Iraqi constitution. I take this opportunity, once again, to urge all to work in a spirit of compromise with the goal of quickly resolving all issues relating to the approval of the 2014 Federal Budget Law. If required, UNAMI stands ready to assist the process".

Baghdad, Iraq, 20 March, 2014.  In a high level ceremony attended by twenty media channels, the Operational Planning 2014-2015 of the Joint Program Review and Planning Mission for Iraq was officially endorsed by the Iraqi Ministry of Health represented by Deputy Minister of Health for Technical Affairs Dr. Sattar Jabbar and the World Health Organization for Iraq represented by WHO Representative and Head of Mission Dr. Syed Jaffar Hussain. The endorsement ceremony took place in the Ministry of Health on Tuesday, the 20th of March 2014. 

Amman, 15 March, 2014 – A total of 19 Iraqi professionals and specialists involved,  at various levels, in the fields related to drug quality assurance completed successively a six day training course  on   current good manufacturing practices (cGMPs) applied in the pharmaceutical industries. The course organized by the Ministry of Health of Iraq with the technical support of WHO took place in Amman from 9 to 15 March 2014 as part of the implementation of the ongoing European Union funded programme to support health services in Iraq. 

Amman, Jordan, 4 March, 2014- In collaboration with the Iraqi Ministry of Health, The World Health Organization for Iraq organized a meeting for the National Taskforce for Strengthening Nursing and Midwifery Services in Iraq. The meeting took place in Amman, Jordan from 3 - 4 March 2014 and was attended by WHO Representative and Head of Mission Dr. Syed Jaffar Hussain, Senior Deputy Minister of Health Dr. Isam Namuq, Representatives from the EU, and participants from Ministries of Health and Ministries of Higher Education & Scientific Research from both Central and Kurdistan Governments, and The Iraqi Nursing Syndicate.  

Najaf, 16 March 2014 - A joint UN delegation headed by Iraq Public Sector Modernization Joint Management Unit led by UNDP and representatives from UNICEF, WHO, UNWOMEN, UNHABITAT and UNESCO conducted a one day field mission to Najaf on 16 March 2014 to meet with the Administrative Reform Committee in the Governorate.

Baghdad, 12 March 2014 – Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Nickolay Mladenov, today urged the political leaders of Iraq to put their differences aside and work together to address the terrorist threat that seeks to tear the fabric of Iraqi society. 

Baghdad, 11 March 2014: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and UNDP announced a reinforcement agreement to strengthen their partnership and accelerate the implementation of infrastructure and economic development 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. 

Amman, Jordan, 8 March, 2014. In collaboration and partnership with the Iraqi Ministry of Health, The World Health Organization for Iraq organized a workshop on the medium-term budgeting framework (MTBF) in Amman, Jordan from 5-7 march 2014. The workshop was attended by senior finance and management personnel from the Ministries of Health, Finance, & Planning from both Central and Kurdistan Governments.  

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