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25 November 2020

Stand up and say ‘enough’ to violence

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem On the International Day to End Violence against Women 25 November 2020 Enough! That’s what we say, today and every day, to all forms of... Read more

25 November 2020

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. The COVID-19 pandemic required governments to... Read more

22 November 2020
Press Release
© 2020/UNFPA Iraq Photo

Ministry of Health, UNFPA launch the National Family Planning Strategy

22 November 2020;  Baghdad, Iraq - The Minister of Health, Dr Hasan Al-Tamimi, launched today the National Family Planning Strategy (2021-2025), developed with the support of UNFPA and funding from... Read more

19 November 2020
Press Release
© 2020/Ministry of Health Photo

UNFPA delivers the fourth shipment of personal protective equipment to the Ministry of Health in the Kurdistan Region

19 November 2020; Kurdistan Region of Iraq - During disease outbreaks, women face a variety of risks, yet they are too often absent in the design of pandemic responses. This has been true in the... Read more

15 November 2020
Press Release

Using technology to overcome the challenges caused by covid-19: UNFPA conducts its first donor virtual visit

17 November 2020; Baghdad, Iraq - As COVID-19 infection rates continue to be at high levels across the country, the continuation of services to the vulnerable populations remains a priority to UNFPA... Read more

12 November 2020
Press Release

Despite global COVID-19 crisis, governments uphold support for women’s and girls’ health and rights, one year after historic Summit

New York, 12 November 2020 -- As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a heavy toll on the health and economies of countries around the world, governments, non-governmental organizations,... Read more

8 November 2020

Calls for expression of interest: training on GBV reporting during health crises: COVID-19

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Iraq will conduct in collaboration with UNFPA Syria Hub a training for Arab-speaking journalists in Iraq on GBV reporting during health crises: COVID-19... Read more

24 October 2020
A young woman advocates to end female genital mutilation and other harmful practices in Somalia. © UNFPA Somalia

The future we want for women and girls

UNITED NATIONS, New York – On 24 October, the United Nations will celebrate its 75th anniversary. Known as UN Day, this anniversary is usually a moment to reflect on the accomplishments made possible... Read more

20 October 2020
Photo courtesy: Ministry of Planning - 2020

Improving lives, one statistic at a time: Government of Iraq and UNFPA Celebrate World Statistics Day

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... Read more

19 October 2020

Trusting statistics to tell the story

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem On World Statistics Day, 20 October 2020 A statistic is not only a number – it tells a human story. It speaks of people’s health and well-being... Read more