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11 October 2020
Their voice, our equal future, time to focus on girls in Iraq

Their voice, our equal future, time to focus on girls in Iraq

11 October marks the International Day of the Girl Child, a day dedicated to girls’ empowerment, fulfilment of girls’ rights and solving challenges that they face. This year, the global theme is “My... Read more

10 October 2020

Let’s listen to girls and uphold their rights

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem On the International Day of the Girl 11 October 2020 It is every girl’s right to speak and to be heard.  Today, on the International Day of... Read more

7 October 2020

A Decade of Action: Adolescent girls' power!

A decade of political unrest, wars, civil wars, and now a pandemic created a traumatizing reality for millions in the Arab region,currently home to some of the worst humanitarian crises in history.... Read more

30 September 2020
Women and Girls’ Treatment and Support Centre offers specialized, sensitive care for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence. © UNFPA/Khetam Malkawi

Survivors of sexual violence need healing and justice even amid pandemic, leaders assert

UNITED NATIONS, New York/DOHUK, Iraq – Nearly 1,000 delegates convened at a virtual United Nations event yesterday to urge action to end sexual and gender-based violence in humanitarian settings.... Read more

15 September 2020
UNFPA advocates for a comprehensive approach for the development of young people.

Building Youth-Focused partnerships to advance Iraq’s Commitments at the ICPD; The Ministry of Youth and Sports assumes leadership

15 September 2020; Baghdad, Iraq -  The Ministry of Youth and Sports, in coordination with UNFPA, held a meeting to follow up on the Iraq’s commitments at the International Conference on Population... Read more

10 September 2020
Press Release
© 2020/Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq/UNFPA Iraq Photo

The Ministries of Planning, Health, and UNFPA begin the Rapid Assessment of COVID-19 impact on reproductive health services in Iraq

10 September 2020; Baghdad, Iraq - The Ministry of Planning and Health in the Federal Government and Kurdistan Regional Government, with the support of UNFPA, began on 9 September a Rapid Assessment... Read more

26 August 2020
UNFPA Representative at the UNFPA-supported Women Centre © 2020/UNFPA Iraq photo

UNFPA Representative concludes a four-day visit to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

26 August 2020; Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq  - UNFPA Representative, Dr Rita Columbia, concluded on 26 August her visit to Erbil in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, where she met with key line... Read more

23 August 2020
Press Release
Photo Courtesy: the Ministry of Planning

KRG, UN: Youth, the heart of the socio-economic development

Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, 23 August 2020 – On 23 August, the Kurdistan Regional Ministry of Planning, the Ministry of Culture and Youth, and the Kurdistan Region Statistics Office, together... Read more

19 August 2020

Celebrating the Real-life Heroes Battling COVID-19, Crises and Disasters

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Humanitarian Day Saving lives has never been more harrowing. Last year saw attacks against aid workers surpass all previous records,... Read more

12 August 2020

The youth of Iraq: highlighting the engine of change

Young people in Iraq are facing constant hurdles. A lack of livelihood opportunities and limited possibilities hinder their ability in striving to lead the development process in their country. On... Read more