You are here


10 June 2020
© UNFPA Iraq/Seivan Salim

UNFPA welcomes Norway's Support for Women Protection in Iraq

10 June 2020; Baghdad Iraq - The Government of Norway donated NOK 20 million (approximately US$ 2 million) in support of the UNFPA humanitarian programme on gender-based violence across in Iraq. This... Read more

8 June 2020

UN delegation visits the new Minister of Planning

Baghdad, 7 June 2020 – The Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq a.i./Humanitarian Coordinator/Resident Coordinator, Mr Richard Dictus, met with the Minister... Read more

2 June 2020
Enact the law, now; save lives, today.

How many more women should suffer before there is a law to protect them?

Baghdad, Iraq; 3 June 2020 - Every year in Iraq, too many women and children are abused and sexually assaulted by an intimate partner, a family member, a loved one. Despite the efforts that have been... Read more

27 May 2020
Zaatari Youth Center

Nine things you need to know about periods and the pandemic

This article is a joint collaboration between UNFPA and UNICEF, lead agencies in the effort to ensure the health and rights of all people who menstruate. See a version of this article on UNICEF' s... Read more

5 May 2020
A midwife talks to girls about birth spacing at a youth firendly centre supported by UNFPA

Celebrating midwives, unsung heroes on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of the Midwife, 5 May 2020 As the world battles COVID-19, women continue to get pregnant and babies are still being... Read more

4 May 2020
The pandemic has introduced danger and uncertainty to the start of motherhood. Clockwise from top left: © UNFPA DRC, © China Maternal and Child Health Association, © Ethiopian Midwives Association, © UNFPA Honduras, © ZHIAN health organization, © Vojislav Gushevski, © UNFPA Albania

Mothers, midwives risking their lives to bring new life into the world

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Around the world, May is a time to celebrate mothers and the health workers who help them enter motherhood. Dozens of countries observe Mother’s Day in May and, on 5 May,... Read more

3 May 2020
Press Release

Financial stability and job creation top concerns for Iraqis, according to the newly launched national adolescent and youth survey

3 May 2020, Baghdad, Iraq – This month the Government of Iraq with the support of UNFPA and UNICEF, unveiled the results of its National Adolescent and Youth Survey. The survey was the first of its... Read more

28 April 2020
Press Release

New UNFPA projections predict calamitous impact on women’s health as COVID-19 pandemic continues

More than 47 million women could lose access to contraception, leading to 7 million unintended pregnancies in the coming months. As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the number of women unable to... Read more

16 April 2020
UN in Iraq raises the alarm: Time to endorse the anti-domestic violence law

UN in Iraq raises the alarm: Time to endorse the anti-domestic violence law

Baghdad, Iraq; 16 April 2020 - The UN in Iraq urges the Iraqi Parliament to speed up the endorsement of the Anti-Domestic Violence Law amid alarming reports of a rise in gender-based and domestic... Read more

9 April 2020
© UNFPA Iraq/2018/Seivan Salim

Open letter from the Regional Directors of UNDP, UNWOMEN, UNFPA and ESCWA in the Arab States Region to Governments in the region

At the beginning of this week, the United Nations Secretary-General issued an appeal to stop violence everywhere including violence in the home. As Directors of the four United Nations Agencies who... Read more