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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
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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
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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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© 2021 screenshot from the zoom call

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

10 May 2021
Press Release
Government, UN launch 2030 National Youth Vision, reiterate commitment to Youth Development and Empowerment

Government, UN launch 2030 National Youth Vision, reiterate commitment to Youth Development and Empowerment

Baghdad, 10 May 2021 - The Ministry of Youth and Sports in the Federal Government launched the 2030 National Youth Vision. The Vision was put in place in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture... Read more

5 May 2021
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Midwives with a mobile team in Marib, Yemen, provide life-saving services in a displacement camp. © UNFPA Yemen

Global shortage of 900,000 midwives threatens women’s lives and health, new report shows

ERBIL, Iraq/UNITED NATIONS, New York – “A 35-year old pregnant woman came to our clinic with abdominal pain,” recalled Hawrin Yousif, a 27-year-old midwife in the Khazir displacement camp in the... Read more

4 May 2021
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Kawa from Syria, currently in Domiz 1 camp, explains to Emily from Dfat the story behind his favorite painting. Kawa is an art teacher at the UNFPA-youth centre in Domiz camp in Duhok!

Australia and UNFPA visit supported facilities in Duhok

4 May 2021, Duhok, Iraq - Ms Emily Lyons from the Government Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and UNFPA Representative to Iraq, Dr Rita Columbia, visited Duhok... Read more

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