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Celebrating Iraqi culture: Diversity is strength in the Ninewa Plains

Located on the banks of the Tigris River, the Ninewa Plains is a region of Iraq that is exceptionally rich in culture thanks to its multi-faith communities.  


From single point solution to systems change

“The Development Agenda before us calls for radical behavior change. To then deliver sustainable development solutions we need to be tectonic and consider the basics of human cognition, the ability to…  


Sudan’s first wind turbine arrives

A 63m-tall wind turbine has crossed Sudan’s Northern State, marking the first milestone towards the country’s first commercial-scale wind-energy plant. Construction will begin shortly and is estimated…  


UNDP Iraq Supports the National Security Advisory to implement the Strategy for Combating & Preventing Violent Extremism

On 11 June, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq and the National Committee on the Implementation of the Strategy to Combat Violent Extremism at the National Security Advisory…  


From Italy to Iraq: new Peer-to-Peer partnership to improve local waste management in Thi-Qar Governorate

Iraq is at a crucial moment of change to its approach in combatting climate change, having recently finalised the final draft for its Nationally Determined Contribution to the Paris agreement through…  


UNDP & the government of Norway partner to launch “network of local governments” project

The Government of Norway, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), launched the “Network of Local Governments” project in the Dhiban Municipality in Jordan  


Supporting increased returns a top priority for Denmark with new DKK 50 million contribution

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq welcomes an additional DKK 50.3 million (US$8 million) contribution from the Government of Denmark to its flagship Funding Facility for…  


The National Heart Center in Tajoura has a new water waste treatment plant

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), through the Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL), installed a sewage treatment plant with a capacity of 400 m³/day at the National Heart Center (NHC)…  


Protecting the Nile Delta

Children run after each other with kites flying along Egypt’s Nile Delta. Families and friends enjoy the scenery as they enjoy an afternoon picnic. Just a few miles away, farmers work in their fields…  


My son volunteered his soul to Iraq: Forgiveness towards reconciliation

“Good intentions lead to forgiveness and peace,” declares Sayed Jawad, a Shi’ite Muslim religious leader from Tal Afar, Ninewa Governorate. Since 2004, Sayed has been working to fight sectarian…  

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