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12 August 2020
UNFPA celebrates IYD with the Federal and the Kurdistan Region Governments © 2020/ Photos by Rola Production

UNFPA celebrates IYD with the Federal and the Kurdistan Region Governments 

Baghdad, Iraq - On 12 August, the Ministry of Youth and Sports in collaboration with UNFPA held a conference to launch the 2030 Youth Vision and present the results of the National Adolescents and... Read more

11 August 2020
Courtesy: Ministry of Planning

UNFPA Representative at the Ministry of Planning

UNFPA Representative, Rita Columbia, visited the Minister of Planning, Khalid Al Najim, with whom she discussed UNFPA support to the Ministry’s human development and livelihood projects. They also... Read more

9 August 2020

Youth leading the way in COVID-19 solutions

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Youth Day 12 August 2020 As we mark International Youth Day in the midst of a global pandemic, we witness how young people are... Read more

28 July 2020

We must win the battle against human trafficking

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem World Day Against Trafficking in Persons 2020 Every year, tens of thousands of people are trafficked across and within national borders. While... Read more

23 July 2020
HE Adnan Darjal with UNFPA Representative - Photo by the Ministry of Youth & Sports

Youth, the ultimate priority for UNFPA & the Ministry of Youth & Sports

On her first official visit to an Iraqi official, UNFPA Representative, Dr Rita Columbia, met with the Minister of Youth and Sports, Adnan Darjal, to discuss the continuous collaboration between the... Read more

9 July 2020

Peace in the home: safeguarding the health and rights of women and girls – even during COVID-19

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Population Day 11 July 2020 Peace in our world begins with peace in the home, as the United Nations Secretary-General stated in his... Read more

1 July 2020

UNFPA in Iraq welcomes its new Representative, Dr Rita Columbia

1 July 2020;  Baghdad, Iraq - Dr Rita Columbia, an American national, assumed her responsibilities as UNFPA Representative to Iraq on 1 July 2020. Previously, she served as UNFPA Representative to... Read more

30 June 2020
Without urgent action, the situation for women and girls could worsen. Artwork by Fatma Mahmoud Salama Raslan.

Five things you didn’t know about practices that harm girls

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Every day, hundreds of thousands of girls around the world are harmed physically or psychologically, with the full knowledge and consent of their families, friends and... Read more

30 June 2020
Press Release

Confronting the silent and endemic crisis of harmful practices

Urgent, accelerated action needed to stop female genital mutilation, child marriage, and other practices that harm women and girls, according to new UNFPA report   30 June 2020, NEW YORK--Every year... Read more

22 June 2020

PM Kadhimi chairs population council meeting, discusses census and UNFPA contributions

From Shafaq News --- 22 June 2020 - The Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi stressed today, Monday, the importance of overcoming the repercussions of Covid-19 and the "accumulated residuals of... Read more