Press Releases & Statements

New York, 5 April 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing untold human suffering and economic devastation around the world.

I recently called for an immediate global ceasefire to focus on our shared struggle to overcome the pandemic.

Baghdad, 6 April 2020 –The governments of Belgium, the Netherlands and Sweden have collectively committed US$5 million to support the Government of Iraq’s response to the COVID-19 crisis, in partnership with UNDP Iraq.

Basra, Iraq, 5 April 2020: In cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO), the COVID-19 Crisis Cell of Basrah University in southern Iraq has successfully produced urgently-needed laboratory supplies to speed up testing of suspected cases.

4 April 2020 Decades ago, millions of landmines were buried in countries across the world.

Friday, 03 April 2020 22:48

COVID-19: putting numbers in perspective

Baghdad, 3 April 2020 - COVID-19 is an unprecedented global threat that demands robust responses from governments, communities and individuals.

By António Guterres

António Guterres is Secretary-General of the United Nations

Note: The article first appeared in The Guardian

Only by coming together will the world be able to face down the COVID-19 pandemic and its shattering consequences. At an emergency virtual meeting last Thursday, G20 leaders took steps in the right direction. But we are still far away from having a coordinated, articulated global response that meets the unprecedented magnitude of what we are facing.

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) welcomes an additional contribution of USD 3.6 million from the Government of Japan to support reconstruction and peacebuilding in Iraq through the rehabilitation of war-damaged houses and construction of low-cost housing units in Sinjar, Ninewa Governorate.

Wednesday, 01 April 2020 18:36

The fight to contain COVID-19 in Iraq

Baghdad, 1 April 2020: Over the past few years, Iraq’s health system has faced many challenges, including internal conflict and the world’s biggest mass displacement in 2014-2016, all of which had a tough toll on an already fragile health system.

The Contest

UNDP Iraq’s Social Cohesion Programme is looking for submissions from the public that communicate how people in Iraq come together.

Tuesday, 31 March 2020 14:31

UN75 2020 and Beyond

The world needs solidarity. Your contribution counts. The United Nations is marking its 75th anniversary at a time of great challenge, including the worst global health crisis in its history.

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