Press Releases & Statements

Baghdad - 22 September 2020 - His Excellency the Minister of Agriculture Eng. Muhammad Karim Jassim Al-Khafaji and the Representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Iraq, Dr. Salah El-Hajj Hassan, discussed FAO programs, its support to rural livelihoods and its partnership with national institutions with a focus on agriculture, rural development, water and environment in Iraq.

Ministerial declaration adopted by FAO Regional Conference endorses FAO’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery Programme and Hand-in-Hand Initiative to help transform food systems

FAO Director-General highlights COVID-19 Response and Recovery Programme and calls for enabling multi-sectoral policies, innovation, well targeted investments, and vital agricultural activity

Baghdad-20 September 2020 – H.E. the Minister of Planning - Dr. Khalid Batal Najim Abdullah and the Representative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Iraq - Dr. Salah ElHajj Hassan discussed FAO’s programs and support to rural livelihoods and collaborative efforts with national institutions to strengthen sustainable agriculture with a focus on enhancing food security and improving the productivity of main crops in Iraq.

Monday, 21 September 2020 10:12

UN75: The Future We Want, The UN We Need

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN’s worldwide consultation reveals a strong call for action on inequalities and climate change, as well as more solidarity

Friday, 18 September 2020 20:31

Security Council Unanimously Extends UNITAD Mandate

Baghdad, 18 September 2020 – The Security Council decided unanimously today to extend the mandate of the United Nations Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Da’esh/ISIL (UNITAD) until 18 September 2021.

Recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuring food security require investments, socio-economic inclusion, social protection, smallholder resilience and innovation
By QU Dongyu, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

17 September 2020 – Today, Iraq joins the world in commemorating World Patient Safety Day under the theme "Health worker safety: a priority for patient safety".

Baghdad, 16 September 2020 – The Government of Iraq, in partnership with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), has launched a process to develop a National Adaptation Plan (NAP) to build the country’s resilience to climate change.

Baghdad — In 2020, Iraq continues to face complex migration patterns. As part of post-conflict recovery efforts, following the territorial defeat of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, there are strong opportunities for progressing migration governance.

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