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10 December 2020
Statement
Reproductive Rights are Human Rights

Standing up for human rights more important than ever

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on Human Rights Day 10 December 2020 Realizing human rights, equal and inalienable for every person, is the most just and meaningful goal of... Read more

9 December 2020
News

Seek Support, it is your right: Call a Hotline

What is GBV? Gender-based violence undermines the health, dignity, security and autonomy of its survivors, yet it remains shrouded in a culture of silence. Survivors of violence can suffer sexual and... Read more

3 December 2020
News

The health systems we build back after COVID-19 must reach everyone

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities 3 December 2020 More than a billion people: that’s how many live with a disability today... Read more

1 December 2020
News
British Minister, Ambassador, UNFPA Meet Youth at Ministry of Youth & Sports

British Minister, Ambassador, UNFPA Meet Youth at Ministry of Youth & Sports

British Minister of State for the Middle East and North Africa, James Cleverly and British Ambassador to Iraq, Stephen Hickey, met on 30 November with a group of young people, women survivors of... Read more

1 December 2020
News
UNFPA Representative to Iraq, Dr Rita Columbia speaking at the conference

Ministry of Planning, UNFPA reaffirm commitment to the ICPD promises

1 December 2020; Baghdad, Iraq – The Ministry of Planning and UNFPA organised yesterday a conference to reaffirm Iraq’s commitment to the programme of action of the Nairobi Summit in 2019 which... Read more

30 November 2020
Statement

COVID-19 Threatens to Exacerbate Inequalities Faced by Many Living with HIV

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem On World AIDS Day, 1 December 2020   On World AIDS Day, as we unite in support of people living with and affected by HIV, let us remember all... Read more

29 November 2020
Press Release
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Ministry of Health at Federal Government and Kurdistan Region, UNFPA launch helpline for adolescents and young people

29 November 2020, Baghdad Iraq - The Ministries of Health at the Federal and Kurdistan Region levels, launched, with the support of UNFPA and funding from Sweden, a helpline for adolescents and youth... Read more

26 November 2020
News
UN75: Online training on media reporting amid COVID-19

UN75: Online training on media reporting amid COVID-19

The United Nations in Iraq organised on 19 November 2020 a one-day online media training workshop for 40 journalists from across the country to inform about the UN and the work of its Missions,... Read more

25 November 2020
Statement

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
Statement

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

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