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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
News

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
News

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

12 August 2020
News
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
News
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
Statement

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
News

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
News
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
News

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
News

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

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