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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

15 June 2021
Press Release
The inaugural session was followed by a panel discussion among experts

Ministry of Planning, UNFPA, Present the Population Analysis Report 2020

15 June 2021, Baghdad, Iraq – The Ministry of Planning and UNFPA presented on 14 June the findings and recommendations of the Population Analysis Report 2020 during a workshop entitled "Population... Read more

6 June 2021
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And I was Born Again

Noora was only 12 years old when her family fled Al Hassakah, Syria, looking for shelter in the Duhok governorate of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The living conditions at the camp were difficult and... Read more

12 May 2021
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RDPP, UNFPA conduct a virtual visit in Erbil and Duhok

12 May 2021; Erbil, Iraq - UNFPA Gender Equality and Women Empowerment team was joined on 10 May by representatives from the European Regional Development and Protection Programme for Lebanon, Jordan... Read more

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