P.O. Box 143671,
UN Compound- Baghdad/Iraq
UN Compound- Erbil, Kurdistan Region/ Iraq
7 Ibrahim Bajori St. Swefieh- Amman/Jordan
Sunday - Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
IRAQ holds a unique place in the history of the Middle East. It has been a powerful engine of regional economic growth and trade, and a global beacon of culture and learning.
Despite a well educated and skilled human capital, significant oil revenue and large agricultural land, Iraq development is complex, impacted by three decades of wars, suppressive regime, internal turmoil, economic sanctions, heavy toll of human displacements, disabilities, and mortalities, and socio-cultural women marginalization.
May 2014: Strengthening and Scaling up Family Planning Services in Iraq
The Iraqi Ministry of Health and the Regional Ministry of Health of Kurdistan have organized series of consultative meetings and workshops in Erbil during April and May 2014, for the purpose of monitoring, strengthening and scaling up Family Planning Services. These meetings and workshops were technically supported by WHO and UNFPA and were attended by FP program managers, researchers from Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and from the Iraqi Reproductive Health and Family Planning Association (IRHFPA). During these workshops the participants conducted situation analysis at 5 levels: policies, inputs, services delivery, outputs and outcomes.
April 2014: Launching the National Populating Policy in Iraq
17 April 2014; The Iraqi Higher Population Council, and in cooperation with UNFPA, launched the National Population Policy and the document of “Management and Mechanisms of Population Policy Implementation”.
The Population Policy is aiming at improving the living conditions of Iraqi people in terms of health, education and effective participation in social, economic and political life in the country.
UNFPA Iraq Newsletter-December 2013
See UNFPA Iraq Country Office's Newsletter- December 2013
5 May 2013: International Day of the Midwife; Joint Statement UNFPA and the International Confederation of Midwives
Skilled midwives, with the equipment and support they need, can spell the difference between life and death for close to 300,000 women each year, and ten times that many infants.
On this International Day of the Midwife, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), celebrate the work of midwives in contributing to the miracle of birth—and for the myriad other things they do