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12 August 2021
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KOICA, UNFPA; US$ 3 million to assist survivors of gender-based violence in Nineveh and Kirkuk Governorates

12 August 2021; Baghdad, Iraq - The Country Director of Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) in Iraq, Mr Lee Dong Hyun and UNFPA Representative to Iraq, Dr Rita Columbia, signed a two-year... Read more

7 August 2021
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Ministry of Youth & Sports, UNFPA celebrate Youth in Iraq

7 August 2021; Baghdad, Iraq - Ahead of International Youth Day, the Ministry of Youth & Sports and UNFPA organised a bicycle race to celebrate the young people of Iraq, and advocate for their... Read more

2 August 2021
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Finland, UNFPA visit youth centres piloted for youth with disabilities inclusion

2 August 2021; Mosul, Iraq - The Finnish Ambassador to Iraq, Mr Vesa Häkkinen, and UNFPA Representative to Iraq, Dr Rita Columbia, met today with civil society representatives and young people with... Read more

29 July 2021
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Norway renews commitment to women and girls with NOK 20 million to UNFPA programmes in Iraq

29 July 2021; Baghdad, Iraq - The Government of Norway granted NOK 20 million (US$ 2.35 million) to UNFPA to scale up the prevention and response to gender-based violence (GBV) with a focus on the... Read more

22 July 2021
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FGM: an infringement on morals and rights

Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq - “Come with me, we need to go to the bakery - my mother told me one morning,” said 53-year-old Dania*. “That day, I experienced fear, deception, and excruciating pain... Read more

11 July 2021
Press Release

UNFPA celebrates World Population Day: Family Planning is the answer for sustainable development

 Iraq, Baghdad, 11 July 2021 – Today, UNFPA jointly with the Ministry of Health and Environment, commemorated World Population Day, focusing on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on fertility. A... Read more

23 June 2021
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UNFPA Deputy Executive Director concludes his visit to Iraq, attends launch of population report’s results on the Kurdistan Region

23 June 2021; Baghdad, Iraq - UNFPA Deputy Executive Director, Mr Ib Petersen, and UNFPA Regional Director for the Arab States, Dr Luay Shabaneh, concluded their five-day visit to Iraq on 22 June,... Read more

22 June 2021
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UNFPA Deputy Executive Director, Kurdistan Region’s Prime Minister discuss census, population development and women rights

22 June 2021; Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq - The UN Assistant Secretary General and UNFPA Deputy Executive Director, Mr Ib Petersen, UNFPA Regional Director for the Arab States, Dr Luay Shabaneh,... Read more

21 June 2021
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UNFPA Deputy Executive Director meets President and Speaker of Iraq

21 June 2021; Baghdad, Iraq - The UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNFPA Deputy Executive Director, Mr Ib Petersen, UNFPA Regional Director for the Arab States, Dr Luay Shabaneh, and UNFPA... Read more

18 June 2021
Press Release

UNFPA Deputy Executive Director and UNFPA Regional Director for the Arab States Arrive in Iraq

18 June 2021; Baghdad, Iraq - The United Nations Assistant Secretary-General (ASG) and United Nations Population Fund Deputy Executive Director (DED), Management, Mr Ib Petersen, and UNFPA Regional... Read more

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