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The Government of Iraq, with the support of UNFPA and UNICEF, unveiled the results of its National Adolescent and Youth Survey. The survey was the first of its kind since 2009, and its aim is to enable the Iraq and the Kurdistan Region governments to adopt adolescent and youth-centered policies based on what adolescents and youth see as priorities. A total of 33,000 Iraqis between the ages of 10 to 30, participated in the survey in all of Iraq’s provinces from February to April 2019.

The Central Statistical Organization and the Kurdistan Regional Statistics Office conducted the survey in coordination with the Ministries of Planning, Ministry of Sport and Youth and Ministry of Culture and Youth in the Centre and the Kurdistan Region and with the technical support of the UNICEF, UNFPA, and with the financial support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency – SIDA.