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8 August 2019
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UNFPA Director for the Arab region visit to Iraq

UNFPA Director for the Arab region visit to Iraq: Advocacy efforts for the 2020 Population Census

BAGHDAD, Iraq, 8 August 2019 – UNFPA Director for the Arab region, Dr Luay Shabaneh, concluded last week a four-day visit to Iraq, including the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.  During the visit, Dr... Read more

1 August 2019
Press Release
ICPD25 at the centre of the discussions between UNFPA Regional Director, and the Ministers of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and Planning, respectively

UNFPA & the Government of Iraq celebrate the 25 years of the International Conference on Population and Development

BAGHDAD, Iraq, 1 August 2019 – Twenty-five years ago, 179 world leaders promised women to empower and protect them and improve their access to reproductive health services at the International... Read more

21 July 2019
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UNFPA Representative meets with ComSec over Census

UNFPA Iraq Representative to Iraq, Dr Oluremi Sogunro, met on 21 July, with the Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers, Mr Hameed al-Ghazi and the Census Consultant, Dr Mehdi Al-Allak. During... Read more

11 July 2019
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Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on WPD 2019

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Population Day Want to improve women’s lives and countries’ prospects for prosperity? Expand contraceptive choice. Her life. Her... Read more

11 July 2019
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Between 1990 and 2015, global maternal mortality fell by roughly 40 per cent.

Twenty-five years ago, leaders promised to advance women’s health and rights. Have they delivered?

Twenty-five years ago, at the International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo, 179 governments adopted a visionary Programme of Action that aimed to safeguard the health and rights of... Read more

8 July 2019
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UNFPA Representative to Iraq, Dr Oluremi Sogunro, met with the Minister of Planning, Dr. Nouri Sabah Al-Dulaimi

ICPD 25 & 2020 Census at the heart of the discussions with the Minister of Planning

Baghdad, Iraq - A UNFPA delegation, headed by the Representative Dr Oluremi Sogunro, met with the Minister of Planning, Dr. Nouri Sabah Al-Dulaimi, to discuss the upcoming celebration of the 25 Years... Read more

1 July 2019
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Child bride, mother of seven, refugee and, today, an independent woman

DOHUK, Iraq – “I was only 12 years old when I got married to my 25-year-old cousin,” Najma*, from a Syria, told UNFPA recently. “My mother entered my room at around 5 pm while I was sitting on the... Read more

27 June 2019
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UNFPA Deputy Representative Mr. Himyar Abdulmoghni

UN emphasizes Importance of a Survivor-Centred Approach towards Victims of ISIL Abuses

Baghdad/Erbil, Iraq – A tailored and robust response to the needs of survivors of sexual violence in conflict perpetrated by ISIL (Da’esh) is needed to assist victims’ recovery and contribute to... Read more

17 June 2019
Press Release
While close to 4 million people have returned to their homes, more than 1.5 million individuals in Iraq remain in dire need of humanitarian assistance, including protection and reproductive health © 2019/UNFPA Iraq

EU commits €2.5 million to emergency reproductive health services in Iraq

BAGHDAD, Iraq – While close to 4 million people have returned to their homes, more than 1.5 million individuals in Iraq remain in dire need of humanitarian assistance, including protection and... Read more

12 May 2019
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"All I could think of was that I was losing my child. At that moment, I felt the world just stopped. I only felt alive again when I held him in my arms" © 2018/UNFPA Iraq

Taking necessary measures to save new-borns

Nermin was only 21 years old when she was uprooted from her Syrian hometown of Qamishli in 2012. With her parents and siblings, she walked away from the life she had made for herself, running from a... Read more

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