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20 February 2020

The Government of Iraq allocates IQD 6 Billion (US$ 5 Million) to UNFPA for the 2020 Census

20 February 2020; Baghdad, Iraq – The Ministry of Planning will contribute IQD 6 billion (US$ 5 million) to UNFPA in support of the technical and procurements requirements for the Census On 20... Read more

6 February 2020
Globally, 4.1 million girls remain at risk of being cut.

UNFPA, UN Women reiterate call to protect girls in Iraq from FGM

Statement by UNFPA-UN Women on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation UNFPA, UN Women reiterate call to protect girls in Iraq from FGM While living in a world free of... Read more

30 January 2020
The new funding from Canada benefits internally displaced women and girls across Iraq © 2019/UNFPA Iraq

UNFPA welcomes contribution from Canada for women and girls’ health and rights in Iraq

Baghdad, Iraq; 30 January 2020 - The Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) has contributed CAD 20 million in support of UNFPA’s humanitarian response focusing on life-... Read more

26 December 2019

A look back at the 2010s: A decade of voices and choices

UNITED NATIONS, New York – As another decade draws to a close, the world is preoccupied with perils on the horizon. Climate change is beginning to ravage communities everywhere. The global ... Read more

19 December 2019
Press Release
We had to run quickly: they were coming in at us. We could hear them from far - Minar from Qamishli, in Syria © 2019/UNFPA Iraq

Norway contributes NOK 17 M to end gender-based violence in Iraq

Baghdad, Iraq; 19 December 2019 – “We had to run quickly: they were coming in at us. We could hear them from far. My whole life crumbled that same moment. I froze but I could hear my sister screaming... Read more

18 December 2019
Press Release
The partnership with RDPP ensures the continuity of mentored service provision related to survivors and well-being of women and girls across the country © 2019/UNFPA Iraq

RDPP contributes US$ 3.36 million to support women, girls and boys in Iraq

Baghdad, Iraq; 18 December 2019 – UNFPA renews its partnership with the European Regional Development and Protection Programme for Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq (RDPP II) with a multi-year grant of a... Read more

15 December 2019

KRG, UNFPA increase efforts for ending Female Genital Mutilation in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Erbil, Iraq – 15 December 2019; The Kurdistan Regional Government, represented by the Kurdistan High Council for Women Affairs (KHCWA), launched, with the support of UNFPA, the Female Genital... Read more

10 December 2019

Human Rights Day | Executive Director Statement | UNFPA

Message from UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on Human Rights Day Youth Standing up for Human Rights On this Human Rights Day, we at UNFPA salute the young people who are pushing for... Read more

10 December 2019

UNFPA, FBA hold consultative meeting on the implementation of UNSC Resolution on Youth, Peace & Security in Iraq

Baghdad, Iraq, 10 December 2019 – “If young people are considered good enough to fight wars, they certainly deserve the chance to make peace,” said former deputy UN Security General, Jan Eliasson.... Read more

25 November 2019
Together, we must stop rape now!

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women| Executive Director Statement | UNFPA

Message from Dr. Natalia Kanem, Executive Director of UNFPA, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women  The crime of rape is a severe human rights violation, yet it... Read more