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This is the path...come on Iraq get it done....

 

 

 

 
 Baghdad: Hussein Thaghb 
The workshop (ratification of the revised framework of cooperation for the United Nations in the field of sustainable development) focused on the advancement of human resources in Iraq, which represent the basis of development, as well as strengthening institutions and services, including 
It achieves social cohesion.
Minister of Planning and Development Cooperation Khaled Battal said on the sidelines of the workshop: "The UN institutions support the government's efforts in facing the economic challenges whose effects have become clear on the vulnerable classes."
He added, "We are looking forward to more cooperation with the United Nations after we saw the seriousness of the mission in Iraq, and we also look forward to the cooperation in capacity-building to contribute to achieving the sustainable development plan 2020-2024, which put the human being among its priorities."
investment attraction
He pointed out that "achieving sustainable development requires several tools, and it must be associated with human development, which we, as a ministry, are concerned with this matter," noting that "achieving security is the most important requirement to attract investment and mobilize the labor market, in addition to restoring professional institutes to supplement the labor market. 
with experience."
 
achieve coherence
As for the Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General and Resident Coordinator, Irina Voyakov, said: "We propose several strategies, the most important of which are achieving social cohesion and social and participatory protection, which aims at strengthening, effective and participatory national policies and systems that are human-centered, gender-sensitive, respectful of people, contribute to gender equality and strengthen social protection and cohesion.”
Capacity Enhancement
She pointed out that "the introduction of an economic development strategy for the benefit of all, which aims to promote human-centered economic policies and legislation that contribute to inclusive and diversified economic growth that takes into account social diversity, with a focus on increasing income and decent work for women, youth and vulnerable groups, as well as strengthening the capabilities of people in Iraq to enable everyone's access." Without exception, economic activities and participation in them. 
The strategy of strengthening efficient, effective and comprehensive institutions and services was also presented, which aims to build institutions and systems that provide equitable and participatory services that are human-centered and meet their needs and take into account gender and age, especially for the most vulnerable groups of the population, with a special focus on advocating for women to lead decision-making processes.
 
economic response
Voyakov warned that "the Joint Steering Committee of the United Nations Framework for Cooperation in the Field of Sustainable Development for the years 2020-2024 aims to endorse the revised version of the United Nations Framework for Cooperation in the Field of Sustainable Development, which took into account all the requests made by the government, such as Inclusion of the effects of the (Covid-19) pandemic and the economic and social response plan, and adding a new strategic priority, which is a new strategy to achieve dignified, safe, voluntary and permanent solutions to displacement Iraq".
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 Baghdad: Hazem Muhammad Habib
 
The United Nations Development Program in Iraq, in partnership with the Supreme Judicial Council and the Government of the United States of America, is organizing a conference to launch a new project aimed at strengthening the investigation of complex organized and financial crimes in Iraq. 
The resident representative of the program in Iraq, Zina Ali Ahmed, said in an exclusive statement to "Al-Sabah": "The project is a partnership between the Supreme Judicial Council and the United Nations Development Program with funding from the United States government, and the project that will be launched the day after tomorrow (Tuesday) in the capital, Baghdad, will be attended by The head of the Supreme Judicial Council, Judge Faiq Zaidan, representatives of the US Embassy in Iraq, and the resident representative of the United Nations Development Program, added that "the project will enhance and support capabilities to complete investigations into complex organized and financial crimes in Iraq, and focuses on strengthening the skills, expertise, techniques and procedures necessary for judges." Iraqis and others involved in the investigative process in complex financial cases.
On May 25 of this year, the United Nations Development Program in Iraq launched a project to enhance Iraq's efforts to combat corruption, funded by the European Union. It is not the first project launched by the United Nations Development Program to combat corruption, and work is continuing to mature similar important projects.
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The judiciary launches a program to complete investigations into financial crimes

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The Supreme Judicial Council launched, on Tuesday, a program to enhance capabilities to complete investigations into financial crimes.
A statement by the judiciary, which Mawazine News received a copy of, stated that "the United Nations Development Program in Iraq launched a project to strengthen capabilities to complete investigations into complex organized and financial crimes, funded by the Office of International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement Affairs of the US State Department."
The statement added, "The ceremony was attended by the President of the Supreme Judicial Council, Judge Faiq Zaidan, the US ambassador to Iraq, Matthew Tueller, the resident representative of the United Nations Development Program in Iraq, Zina Ali Ahmed, the head of the Integrity Commission, Alaa Jawad, the head of the Integrity Commission in the region, Ahmed Anwar, and the head of the Financial Supervision Bureau." Rafal Yassin, Deputy Chief of Public Prosecution, Dari Jabr Farhoud, and a number of specialized judges.
The Chairman of the Council stressed, "This project is the result of many discussions that took place with specialists in the United Nations Development Program, as we have previously stressed in more than one meeting the importance of developing investigative procedures for investigators in the Supreme Judicial Council, the Integrity Commission and police investigators in the Ministry of Interior. In the field of combating organized crime and financial crimes in Iraq.
He continued: "As anti-corruption efforts depend mainly on developing the capabilities of the competent investigative bodies to collect evidence and present it to the judiciary in an integrated manner in order to properly apply the law and punish the perpetrators of corruption crimes based on that evidence in order to strengthen the rule of law and rebuild trust between citizens and state institutions."
And between: "From this point of view, the Supreme Judicial Council supports this project and at the same time thanks all the implementing, funding and supporting authorities for the success of this project." Ended 29/A43

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Iraqi-American cooperation within the anti-corruption training program for judges
 
 

  

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On Tuesday, the US State Department announced the launch of a training program to assist judges and investigators.   

  

  

 

  

The US embassy said in a statement, a copy of which was received by Nass, on July 6, 2021, that "Ambassador Matthew Tueller attended the launch of a training program sponsored by the United States in partnership with the Supreme Judicial Council and the United Nations Development Program."   

"This training will help Iraqi judges, prosecutors and investigators develop anti-corruption skills," she added.   

Tueller noted that "it needs effective tools and policies to help investigate and prosecute financial crimes, because the majority of these crimes are motivated by personal enrichment that harms the Iraqi state and the Iraqi people."  

He explained, "The US Department of State was pleased to fund the UNDP assessment of financial crime investigation capabilities in Iraq, as this assessment helped lay the groundwork for training and was instrumental in formulating guidelines for financial investigation techniques to be used by judges and investigators." .   

 
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 Baghdad: Hazem Muhammad Habib
 
The United Nations Development Program in Iraq, in cooperation with the Supreme Judicial Council and the government of the United States of America, launched the international training initiative to enhance and improve investigative processes of organized and complex financial crimes, within a program whose implementation extends for several years.
The head of the Supreme Judicial Council, Judge Faiq Zeidan, said during a conference attended by "Al-Sabah": "The goal of the program is to strengthen the work of investigative judges to deal with complex financial crimes investigations and technically lead them in close cooperation with the investigation bodies represented by the Integrity Commission, the Financial Supervision Bureau and the Anti-Money Laundering Office and terrorist financing at the Central Bank, and the relevant investigation directorates in the Ministry of Interior.
For his part, the US ambassador to Iraq, Matthew Tueller, stressed, "Iraq's need for effective tools and policies to support the investigation and prosecution of financial crimes, because the motive behind the majority of these criminal crimes is personal enrichment at the expense of the Iraqi state and the people."
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2021-07-07 | 07:40
 

UN cooperation with Iraq to recover the smuggled money
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A lot is the money smuggled outside Iraq by political figures and even businessmen who acquired it by illegal means and deposited it in foreign banks under the tutelage of countries with which Iraq does not have any agreement that allows for the recovery of that money to come to international intervention and in cooperation with the Supreme Judicial Council to develop organized plans that stipulate the expectation Agreements with those countries to retrieve the smuggled money, estimated at millions and perhaps billions of dollars, and to hold the thieves accountable as well.
 

This phenomenon, which has increased significantly in the country, prompted the launch of the United Nations Development Program to investigate financial crimes, in coordination with the Iraqi government, in terms of developing the capabilities of judges and facilitating the procedures for obtaining evidence proving the involvement of those who commit these crimes that confuse the economic situation in the country.
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Comments from the above Video and GM DV 

 

 

Prince Ali
2 hours ago
The most valuable things in our life we did not pay for or a penny, and the cheapest things in our life are the ones we bought with money 🖐😔


 

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Abbas Salem | Abbas Salem
1 hour ago
I mean, it will happen now, if I get the logo of Aflan, I follow you, I will run 😂 for the morning, my content is tired of it 💞❤️ Greetings to you


 

 

Dr-Mahmood Shakhan
2 hours ago
My eyes, this money is gone after it is returned, you have to keep the rest of the money if you can


 

moafaq subhi
1 hour ago
If the money is returned, do not hand it over to the government. Rather, it must have international supervision to distribute it exclusively to the oppressed Iraqi people.


 

anwar alani
46 minutes ago
They will come back, but Nuri al-Maliki stole a budget, 8 years ago, and so far he has been stealing, and the whole government is thieves.


 

Mohammed Al Qasimi
1 hour ago
Not all corruption money went abroad, but it was registered in other names than the names of the officials inside in exchange for guarantees

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I'm thinking that the UN is not much better than the Government carpet baggers... That money would go From one thief to another.  Curious why Muslims no longer cut of your hand if you are caught steeling... Potato head would be just that ... rolling around in the streets....  I hope they make an example out of him! 

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anwar alani
46 minutes ago
They will come back, but Nuri al-Maliki stole a budget, 8 years ago, and so far he has been stealing, and the whole government is thieves.

the whole government are thieves? then, what about Mustafa al-Kadhimi  ( Iraq’s prime minister )? do you think he is a thief, too ( like the rest of them ) folks? if the whole government are thieves ( if there is no clean and good iraqi government politicians at all ) , then who do you think is going to push the " rv " button , folks? IMF? or the world bank? the corrupt iraqi government politicians will not care about revaluing the iqd while they can steal the money easily and smuggle out of iraqi country. if the judges in the justice department and the policemen in the police department are also thieves, then noone can combat the corruption and the corruption will go on and on until how many years?  

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anwar alani
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the whole government is thieves.

If the whole government are thieves, then i don't know what to say. I am speechless. I just hope that this iqd is going to rv soon ( the sooner the better ) and i don't need to read and care how corrupt this BS iraqi government politicians are. Come on get it done and rv your currency. What took you so long to rv your currency?  No more BS no more delays.

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2021-07-07 | 07:40
 

UN cooperation with Iraq to recover the smuggled money
960 views Premiered 2 hours ago


 

 
Source:
 
357 views
 
 

A lot is the money smuggled outside Iraq by political figures and even businessmen who acquired it by illegal means and deposited it in foreign banks under the tutelage of countries with which Iraq does not have any agreement that allows for the recovery of that money to come to international intervention and in cooperation with the Supreme Judicial Council to develop organized plans that stipulate the expectation Agreements with those countries to retrieve the smuggled money, estimated at millions and perhaps billions of dollars, and to hold the thieves accountable as well.
 

This phenomenon, which has increased significantly in the country, prompted the launch of the United Nations Development Program to investigate financial crimes, in coordination with the Iraqi government, in terms of developing the capabilities of judges and facilitating the procedures for obtaining evidence proving the involvement of those who commit these crimes that confuse the economic situation in the country.
 
Unfortunately, this isn’t new news for anyone who has followed the news since Maliki. There is so much corruption from so many sources, so much sectarian politics, that nothing constructive can be accomplished via Parliament or anywhere else in Iraq. The only way (imo) Iraq will do anything is an outside source hold them accountable as the UNAMI during the Chapter VII requirements. I’ve believed for years that we won’t see our money without the World Bank, the IMF, and/or the U.N. enforcing monetary regulations on Iraq. All jmho. 
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New UNICEF Representative in Iraq

Monday 12 July 2021 76New UNICEF Representative in Iraq

 
 Baghdad: morning
 
The new UNICEF Representative in Iraq, Cheema Sen Gupta, presented her official credentials to Ali Shamran, Chief of Protocol at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Baghdad.
"Presenting my credentials to the Government of Iraq will strengthen our partnership, to support our programs in Iraq and to help create conditions in which every child in Iraq can develop and thrive," Gupta said in a UNICEF statement.
For his part, Shamran affirmed, "The ministry's readiness to fully support and facilitate the work and goals of the new UNICEF representative in the country."
Iraq".
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 Baghdad: Huda Al-Azzawi
 
The General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers is following up the implementation file of the second plan of the UN Security Council resolution on the (Women, Security and Peace) agenda, which included the pillars of participation, protection and prevention.
The secretariat’s spokesman Haider Majid told Al-Sabah: “The focus during the current stage is on reviewing the priorities of plans and programs for women’s economic empowerment, in coordination with the World Bank, to adopt gender-responsive financial budgets, support business incubators in Iraq, enhance financial inclusion for women and enhance training curricula.
He noted that "the executive action plan was launched at the beginning of last June, to empower women politically and participate in the elections. Iraq also chaired the meetings of the Executive Council of the 18th session of the Arab Women's Organization, with participation in United Nations meetings, and the launch of the plan for women's political empowerment and support for participation in the elections." Under the auspices of the Secretary-General of the Council of Ministers, and in the presence of local and international organizations and relevant official and parliamentary bodies. He added, "The General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers seeks to adopt modern management methods to take upon itself the administrative reorganization of the Iraqi state, and to play a key role in government work, and for that, strategic plans have been prepared to keep pace with changes and developments and face challenges in line with the government program, its priorities and national development plans." ". 
In another aspect of the implementation and follow-up of the government program by the departments of the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, Majid said: "The Secretariat, through the Department of Non-Governmental Organizations, took the initiative to organize the national campaign to confront the Corona pandemic, which included providing medical assistance to health institutions, and providing humanitarian, food and relief assistance to the general public. Citizens in Baghdad and the governorates. (920) organizations contributed to this campaign, which provided, during (287) days, their humanitarian work to more than five million citizens in (18) governorates, to which (64) thousand volunteers contributed.
He added, "The department also organized a program to provide care for Yazidi survivors, which included providing medical and health care in the private nursing home hospital in Baghdad, and organizing workshops to rehabilitate survivors and integrate them into society, under the supervision of a specialized staff from the department and relevant official authorities, and two meals were received within the program." Pointing out that the department "has completed more than (500) electronic requests to organize the movement and facilitate the implementation of campaigns for local and international organizations operating in Iraq, in various fields."
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Integrity opens a file to recover Iraq's money from abroad

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Baghdad - Mawazine News
, the head of the Federal Integrity Commission, Judge Alaa Jawad Al-Saadi, stressed, on Tuesday, the importance of the international effort in support of national anti-corruption efforts, calling for the inclusion of the issue of recovering funds and convicts from outside Iraq to agreements and joint work programs.
Judge Al-Saadi stressed, during his meeting with the resident representative of the United Nations Development Program in Iraq (Zina Ali Ahmed), according to a statement by the commission, which Mawazine News received a copy of, "the importance of the issue of recovering funds and convicts from outside Iraq being a priority within the projects and agreements supported by the effort." international".
He added, "The issue of fighting corruption is an international series in which Iraq participates through the judiciary and oversight bodies, noting that the Integrity Commission is then Iraq's representative in the UN Convention against Corruption and represents the spearhead in these efforts that must be combined to achieve the desired goals, foremost of which is overcoming the obstacles that The task of recovering money and convicts, as well as fulfilling the requirements of the United Nations Convention against Corruption, in which the Commission represents Iraq, congratulates the efforts made by the program, embodied through the launch of the project (Supporting Justice Initiatives to Combat Corruption and Strengthening the Settlement of Commercial Disputes), as well as the fruitful cooperation in approving The National Integrity and Anti-Corruption Strategy for the years (2021-2024), as well as other projects that the program intends to launch.
He continued, "and reviewed the tasks of the commission, in its two parts, investigation, injunctive, preventive and awareness-raising," pointing out "the importance of concerted efforts, for the success of the national effort in combating corruption, and that the task is not limited to a specific party, noting the contribution of the three authorities in supporting the commission, especially the legislative authority and the authority." The judiciary and the executive authority that took the initiative to approve the national strategy that comes within the requirements of the UN Convention and one of the important programs that the commission has worked on for years, in cooperation with various state institutions and the United Nations Development Program UNDP Iraq.
In turn, the resident representative of the Development Program (Zina Ali Ahmed) reviewed in the meeting, which was attended by the general directors of the investigation, recovery, administrative and financial departments, and on the program's governance department (Mohab Madani), "the most prominent projects launched by the program during the recent period, and no Especially those related to supporting the judiciary and regulatory bodies, investigating major financial cases, corruption crimes, and recovering money and assets.
She pointed out, "The program is in the process of launching a project (Building Confidence ACT) between it and the regional office of the program, as the project aims to build confidence between the citizen and the government, support the national strategy for integrity and combat corruption, and raise the capabilities of workers in the supervisory bodies through training and transfer of expertise. As well as other programs launched by UNDP Iraq.
During the meeting, she indicated that the program seeks to continue fruitful cooperation with the authority, which would exchange experiences and raise capabilities through training and transfer of experiences, overcoming difficulties in anti-corruption efforts, and placing the issue of recovering funds and convicts among the priorities of programs, plans and the contents of the agreements that the program works on. In cooperation with the national regulatory bodies.” Ended 29/A 43

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The Republic of Iraq Ministry of Planning National Committee for Sustainable Development The Second National Voluntary Review Report on the Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals 2021 Iraq .. And the Path Back to the Development July 2021

 

Table of Contents
Preparation Team …………………………………………………………………….
Table of Contents …………………………………………………………………….
List of Figures …………………………………………………………………….
List of Frameworks …………………………………………………………………….
List of Tables …………………………………………………………………….
Prime Minister's Opening Statement …………………………………………….
Statement by H.E. the Minister of Planning …………………………………….
Statement of the Report preparation Team …………………………………….
Chapter I: Introduction ………………………………………………….19
Report Messages: Why did we Issue the Second Voluntary National Review
Report?
 ………………………………………………………………………………….20
Reporting Methodology ………………………………………………….22
Challenges to Completing the Second Report ………………………….24
Stakeholders and Partners ……………………………….…………25
Recovery Path ……………………………………………….…………25
Report Structure ……………………………………………….…………27
Chapter II: The National and Local Context ……………………………....….31
People’s Movement: Citizen's Window for Change ………………………….31
Health Crisis: COVID-19 ………………………………………………….33
The Economic and Financial Crisis ………………………………………….34
Repercussions of the Complex Crisis ……………………………………….....35
Government Actions …………………………………………………….……37
Chapter III: Progress in Achieving the SDGs ………………………………….46
Goal 1: No Poverty ………………………………………………………….51
Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being …………………………….……56
Health System and the Covid-19 Crisis …………………………………….……57
Goal 4: Quality Education ………………………………………………….62
Education and the Pandemic: Threats and Opportunities ……………...…..63
Goal 5: Gender Equality ………………………………………………….68 
The Law on Protection against Domestic Violence …………………….……70
Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth ………………………….72
Goal 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions ………………….74
Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals ………………………………….78
Chapter IV: Decentralization and Local Sustainable Development: The Responsible
Challenge ……………………………………………………………………….…82
Decentralization and Governance of Local Sustainable Development ….82
The Decentralization of the Eight Ministries ………………………….83
Local Sustainable Development: Limitations and Constraints …...……..84
Chapter V: Performance of Provinces in Sustainable Development: Perseverance
Restrictions ………………………………………………………..……...…91
Local Progress ………………………………………………...………..91
Indicators of the Local Comparative Development Index …….……92
Indicators of the Local Comparative Developmental Perseverance Index ….93
Seven provinces: Uneven Achievement and Different Causes ……….…94
Provincial Performance ………………………………………………….96
Baghdad: Bearing the Burden of Conflicts ………………………….96
Sulaymaniyah: Excellent Achievement and Indicators ……………..…...99
Dhi Qar: Rising from Neglect …………………………………….…..102
Basra: Sustainable Development Planning ……………………..….105
Karbala: Serious Developmental Perseverance ………….….….107
Anbar: Healing and Reconstruction ……………………………..….109
Nineveh: Rising from the Ashes of War ………………….……..112
What is Next? ……………………………….………………….…….118
Annexes ………………………………………………………….……..121

 

 

List of Figures
Figure 1: Basic Messages of the Report ………………………………….21
Figure 2: The Data Gap Between 2018 and 2020 …….……………24
Figure 3: Monthly Development of Corona Cases Between February 2020 and May 2021
 ……………………………………………………………………….…33
Figure 4: The Number of Confirmed Cases of Corona in Each Province, as of May 31,
2021 ………………………………………………………………….………34
Figure 5: Average price of Iraqi Exported Oil by Month Between 2018-2021 (dollars per
barrel) ……………………………………...............…………………………..35
Figure 6: Revenues from Iraq's oil exports by month between 2018 and 2021 (billion of
dollars) ……………………………………………….…………………35
Figure 7: The Complex Crisis and its Main Repercussions ………………….37
Figure 8: The Iraqi Government's Measures to Confront the Pandemic ….40
Figure 9: Paths of Progress on the SDGs (2018-2020) .................47
Figure 10: Proportion of Population Below the International Poverty Line in Iraq (2016-
2021) ……………………………………………………….…………52
Figure 11: Proportion of Men and Women Covered by Social Protection (2016-2020)
 ………………………………………………………………………….54
Figure 12: Ministry of Health Measures to Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic in 2020
 ………………………………………………………………………………….58
Figure 13: The Pandemic’s Impact on Reproductive Health Services Provided by Health
Institutions ……………………………………………………………….…59
Figure 14: Course of Amendments of Provincial Law 21 of 2008 ……….................82
Map 1: Population of the Seven Provinces (2019) ……………………...…..95
List of Frameworks
Framework 1: Localization of the SDGs in the Five-Year Plan of the Ministry of Youth
and Sports: Results and Indicators …………………….……..……..32
Framework 2: The Role of Civil Society: "Iraqi Giving" Campaign for Relief and
Awareness to Prevent COVID-19 Pandemic ………...…………………….….39 
Framework (3): Social Fund for Development Projects …………...……..53
Framework 4: Inclusive and Equal Education for Persons with Disabilities and Special
Educational Needs (2019-2028) ………………………………………….65
Framework 5: The Ministry of Higher Education Completes the Million Tree Project
 ……………………………………………………………………………….…66
Framework 6: The Central Bank of Iraq and Its Contribution to SDG 8 .................73
Framework 7: Healing the Wounds: The Terrorism Female Survivors ………….76
List of Tables
Table 1: GDP at Current Prices for 2020 Compared to 2019 (trillions of dinars) ….36
Table 2: Poverty Indicators in Iraq, 2007-2021 ……………………...…..51
Table 3: Indicators of Goal 5: Gender Equality in Iraq (2016-2020) ……………….…69
Table 4: Indicators of Goal 6 in Iraq, 2019 ……………...…………..76
Table 5: Indicators of Provincial Development Indexes and Developmental Perseverance
Indexes and Their Average Value ……………………….…………………91
Table 6: Progress in Provinces in Achieving the SDGs ……………………...…..92
Table 7: Provincial Rankings by the Value of the LCDI and LCDPI ………….94
List of Annexes
Annex 1: Indicators used to measure local achievement and persistence indexes
 ………………………………………………………….……………………..121 
Prime Minister's Opening Statement
Like any other country in the world, Iraq is witnessing a series of successive challenges
that has imposed a reality that requires developing strategies, plans and programs that
respond to such changes, to ensure the achievement of stability and preserve the rights of
the current and future generations related to a decent life based on a knowledgeable
society and well-being.
Despite the enormity of the challenges and their costs, Iraq has taken steps forward
regarding structural reforms to improve the reality of human life, as a goal for
development and the basis for its achievement. These reforms aim at establishing
powerful and effective institutions that can respond to the changes and lead the
development process as well as diversify the sources of the economy in a way that
contributes to strengthening the production and service sectors, despite the costs of the
COVID-19 pandemic, which has led to responses and community and government
initiatives that united everyone’s efforts to face its challenges and mitigate its effects.
The preparation of the second Voluntary National Review report on sustainable
development in Iraq corresponded with the escalation of youth protests demanding reform
after they produced a constructive youth movement that led to early parliamentary
elections, which our government pledged to hold on the tenth of next October.
The review of the development path of Iraq and the insistence on participating in the work
of the High-level Political Forum came to express the self-commitment of the Iraqi
government to Iraqi public opinion and the international community. The review seeks to
deliver meaningful messages, including Iraq's commitment to its obligations with
stakeholders, with the presence of many challenges that require building bridges to
strengthen the bonds of community cohesion and participatory development, and building
close and balanced relations with regional and international communities.
At a time when Iraq, with its civilizational depth and value, succeeded in fending off
dangers and building resilience, developing the human being remained the first goal of
Iraq’s Vision 2030, and the main axis that occupies everyone’s interest in the path of
advancement to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Accommodating internal and regional challenges represents the first element to address,
to achieve steadfastness and build resilience, which is considered the most effective
approach to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as to ensure that no one
is left behind.
Mr. Mustafa Al-Kadhimi
Prime Minister 

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UN reveals a strategy to adopt clean energy projects in Iraq

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Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq Irina Voyashkova- Sollorano revealed a strategy to adopt clean energy projects in Iraq. 

Sollorano said in a statement to the Iraqi News Agency (INA), today, Wednesday, that "there is a strategy to adopt clean energy projects, especially projects that depend on solar energy. 

She added, "This strategy is adopted by the Iraqi government, and the United Nations is working to adopt it widely and implement it on the ground, in support of these projects that depend on alternative energy or sustainable energy.  She explained that "these projects are important for future generations in order to provide a clean and sustainable environment. 

Irina indicated that "regarding Al-Nouri Mosque, the contract was referred to the company that won the design of the project and it will take a not short period because it is a special project with many details and will be completed in coordination with the local cadres concerned with the implementation of the project. 

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Posted on August 3, 2021

Innovation first: new initiative by UNDP digitalizes Iraq’s public sector

 

Under the Digital Transformation and E-governance project - in Iraq-, Iraq’s Council of Ministers

Under the Digital Transformation and E-governance project - in Iraq-, Iraq’s Council of Ministers Secretariat (COMSEC) with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq and the Regional Hub in partnership with the implementing partner Estonia for e-Governance Academy, is launching a digital landscape assessment (DLA) to assess  Iraq’s digital maturity and foster a digital-first approach across key government institutions to better harness technology and innovation to deliver more and better results in the countries and communities in which we work.

Guided by the UNDP digital strategy’s  objectives - a call to action and innovation for UNDP and partners to better harness technology and innovation to deliver better results based on 2 concepts Digitization & Digitalization - the digital landscape assessment (DLA) will support Iraq assessing its digital landscape within the framework of the SDGs and identify digital entry points for acceleration towards the SDGs realization. It shall evaluate the current situation by reviewing existing digital strategies, action plans and regulatory frameworks. Throughout exploring the key enablers of digital government such as the political will, the role and coordination of the leading agency, the legal and financing framework , digital databases, access to services, and cyber security, the assessment will provide key short- and long-term recommendations in each area to strengthen and advance Iraq’s digital transformation in line with the SDGS targets, while tackling the digital divide and divers bottlnecks. The primary objective is to find new opportunities by harnessing the power of digital, to attain higher levels of prosperity and citizen satisfaction by providing public efficient, effective and transparent public services through the use of digital technologies

Building on the assessment upon its completion, a Public Sector Digital Transformation Roadmap is planned to be  developed to establish the baseline for Iraq’s digital governance, identify the strategic priorities for digital transformation in the public sector and outline the main building blocks of a digital society while tackling challenges and bottlenecks– e.g. secure data exchange, digital identity  and digital signature for citizens and businesses, data security and capacity development– along with proposals for the institutional, financial and legal framework of e-Governance. 

“On behalf of the Iraqi e-government national committee, it is my great pleasure to announce launching of the cooperation with UNDP Iraq. I believe that this cooperation will help the e-government national committee, Iraqi ministries, and different sectors to facilitate the achievement of our national e-government project.” says Dr. Abbas Al-Bakry, Head of Training, Development and International support Team of the Supreme Committee for E-Government in the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers.

For the people of Iraq, the advancement in digital transformation will lead to more citizen engagement and will offer reliable, optimized and seamless access to public services and consequently decrease the need for visiting public offices in person, It will also unleash e-participation through direct engagement between the government, citizens and business

Finally, increased efficiency and engagement, digitalization of the public sector will also result in greater government transparency and accountability. When automated and standardized processes are introduced, corrupt behavior will be limited.

https://www.iq.undp.org/content/iraq/en/home/presscenter/articles/2021/08/innovation-first--new-initiative-by-undp-digitalizes-iraqs-publi.html

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 Baghdad: the mainstay of the emirate
Iraq possesses many elements of economic power that it can exploit towards achieving the national program for sustainable local development, through the preparation of development plans and strategies, in addition to adopting options and mechanisms that will achieve progress in the levels of development achievement to reach the comprehensive sustainable development goals.
 
Regarding the preparation of plans and strategies, the Academy at the College of Administration and Economics / Al-Mustansiriya University, Dr. Wafaa Al-Mahdawi, stated that "the national program for sustainable local development depends on the preparation of development plans and strategies that made sustainable local development a strategic goal."
 
Mechanism integration
Al-Mahdawi stressed to "Al-Sabah" the need to "adopt options that integrate with mechanisms and policies to advance levels of development achievement and reduce disparities between governorates." for the years 2018/2022.
She pointed out that "the national program has adopted a vision for sustainable development for the year 2030, both of which target sustainable local development as an integral part of the overall goals of sustainable development, as well as adopting important strategies such as strategies for developing the private sector and developing industry until the year 2030, as well as the strategy of education, and combating poverty." All of these strategies support the establishment of the national program for sustainable local development.
 
economic structures
Al-Mahdawi stressed that "there are opportunities that support the national program, including the availability of internal economic structures such as agriculture, tourism and industry, but they need to be rehabilitated, especially the ability of the agricultural sector to absorb labor and achieve food security for the country, with the availability of local demand to accommodate various agricultural products in terms of quantity and quality." ".
 
stimulating investment
In turn, the economic affairs specialist, Dr. Salima Hashem, pointed out that "there are opportunities that support the national program for sustainable local development, represented in Investment Law No. 13 of 2006 and its amendments."
Hashem saw the importance of "quoting the experiences of countries that preceded Iraq in sustainable local development and benefiting from oil revenues, with the availability of economically active labor, and the presence of a need for the local market on the demand side."
She added: "There are external opportunities in support of the program, represented in stimulating foreign investment, with the availability of the necessary conditions for that, as well as the availability of the ability to deal with modern technologies, and an offer to provide support and assistance by international organizations such as the Bank and the International Monetary Fund, and another organization such as UNESCO and the International Monetary Fund. World Food and other organisations.
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On Sunday morning, Iraq and the United Nations will sign a framework for joint cooperation between the two sides, which includes supporting the efforts of the Iraqi government, in a number of fields.

 

A statement by the Ministry of Planning said that "among the frameworks of cooperation are the return of the displaced, the development of the private sector, the empowerment of youth, and the achievement of community peace, within the framework of the five-year development plan and the government reform plan "the White Paper" .

 

He added, "The aforementioned cooperation framework will be signed on the Iraqi side by Minister of Planning Khaled Batal Al-Najm, and on behalf of the United Nations, Deputy Special Representative of the United Nations in Iraq, Mrs. Irina Solerano "

 

He pointed out that "the signing ceremonies will take place in the Ministry of Planning building at ten thirty in the morning tomorrow, Sunday, and the signing will be followed by a joint press conference."

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Al-Nour News/ Baghdad
, First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Hassan Al-Kaabi, discussed with the United Nations Human Rights Mission in Iraq (CHRO), human rights files in Iraq and the importance of coordination and cooperation between the mission and the relevant authorities and the Parliamentary Human Rights Committee to follow up on these files.

A statement by his office, Al-Nour News received a copy of it, stated that "Al-Kaabi received the Director of the Office of the United Nations Human Rights Mission in Iraq, Daniel Bell, and the files on human rights in Iraq were highlighted, and the relevant laws were enacted."

He added, "The meeting discussed the necessity of coordination between the international mission and the Iraqi Human Rights Commission, as well as the Parliamentary Human Rights Committee, in terms of providing full support and effective coordination with the Commission for Human Rights in a manner that guarantees its tasks in all impartiality, independence and integrity and away from the interference of parties."

With regard to the work of the Human Rights Commission and the problem of the delay in the payment of salaries to its employees, Al-Kaabi explained, “The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Muhammad Al-Halbousi, reached a formula for managing the Commission (financially and administratively) by assigning a person with this task to run its affairs in this aspect only until the formation of the new Board of Commissioners, on the It should not be given the power to interfere in the technical and specialized affairs of the Commission’s work.”

Al-Kaabi stressed, “The work of the commission’s departments will remain in accordance with its Legislative Law No. (53) of 2008, by monitoring and writing reports on the reality of human rights in Iraq, praising the “role of its employees,” while calling on them to “make more efforts to serve this humanitarian file.” the important".

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The United Nations announces a project to suppor t five governorates in Iraq

political02:22 - 09/14/2021

 
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Baghdad - Mawazine News

On Tuesday, the United Nations announced a project to support the five liberated governorates, Nineveh, Anbar, Salah al-Din, Kirkuk and Diyala, while setting the objectives of the survey of institutions that was conducted in three governorates.
The Director of the United Nations Development Program in Iraq, Zina Ali Ahmed, said, according to the official agency, that "the United Nations Development Program is currently implementing a pilot project that contributes to developing technical and material assistance for micro, small and medium companies affiliated with the private sector, and it is implemented in the five liberated governorates."
She talked about the surveys carried out by the United Nations for private sector companies, explaining that "the United Nations is carrying out surveys of micro, small and medium enterprises as part of our partnership with the Ministry of Planning, and the aim is to develop a vision that helps the government develop a plan for the development of the private sector," noting that "the survey is essential To know the challenges and opportunities available to Iraqi micro, small and medium enterprises.
She pointed out that "about 2000 Iraqi institutions were surveyed in three governorates, namely Baghdad, Basra and Nineveh, and we found out their necessary needs, what are the available resources and the challenges they face," explaining that "the results of the survey will contribute to developing a strategy to support institutions as an economic movement that is necessary to support them to enhance the resources of the Iraqi economy." Ended 29/A 43

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Planning calls on the United Nations Development Program to support the efforts of the Iraqi government in two files

09.20.2021 - 13:51
Planning calls on the United Nations Development Program to support the efforts of the Iraqi government in two files
 
 

  

Baghdad - people  

Minister of Planning Khaled Battal discussed, on Monday, cooperation mechanisms in the field of strengthening administrative and financial decentralization in Iraq, with the representative of the United Nations Development Program, Zina Ali Ahmed.  

  

 

  

A ministry statement, of which Nass received a copy, stated (September 20, 2021), that "the Minister of Planning, Khaled Battal Al-Najm, met today, Monday, the resident representative of the United Nations Development Program in Iraq, Zina Ali Ahmed, and discussed with her the prospects for joint cooperation between the two sides, In accordance with the framework agreement concluded with United Nations organizations and agencies.  

The statement added, "During the meeting, the priorities of the Iraqi government in the developmental aspect, which were included in the recovery plan from Covid 19 prepared by the Ministry of Planning and recently approved by the Council of Ministers, were discussed."  

According to the statement, the minister called, "the United Nations Development Program to support the efforts of the Iraqi government, in strengthening the administrative and financial decentralization system, and work to develop the capacities of local governments to be able to apply the principles of decentralization correctly and properly," noting that "the ministry is working to develop structures The administrative supportive of the decentralization system, as well as important directions towards identifying development gaps electronically in coordination with the investment authorities in the governorates, and working to raise the efficiency of investment in Iraq, in a manner consistent with the available economic capabilities.  

The statement continued, "For her part, the representative of the United Nations Development Program expressed the program's readiness to continue supporting the efforts of the Ministry of Planning and the Iraqi government, as well as local governments in the governorates, in order to raise their technical and administrative capabilities, as well as continuing to implement service projects and cooperation in providing sustainable solutions for the return of the displaced." , according to the priorities determined by the Iraqi side,” he explained, explaining that “the meeting was attended by the Director General of the International Cooperation Department in the Ministry of Planning, Saher Abdul-Kazim.”  

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