Iraq

Country Programme Action Plan between the Government of Iraq and UNFPA signed

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Baghdad, 3 March: The Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP) 2016-2017 between the Government of the Federal Republic of Iraq and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Iraq was signed today by the Minister of Planning, His Excellency Dr. Salman Al-Jumaili and UNFPA Representative in Iraq, Mr. Ramanathan Balakrishnan.

Building on UNFPA’s work in Iraq from the past years, the new CPAP, will allow UNFPA to support the Iraqi government in its mandated areas, including; enhancing access and services for Sexual and Reproductive Health for women and girls; addressing Women’s Empowerment including programmes on response to Gender based violence; and youth and population dynamics.

The CPAP rests on the Country Programme Document 2016-2019 finalised after several rounds of consultations with government representatives and approved by the Executive Board in January 2016.

During the occasion of the signature of the CPAP, the UNFPA Representative also acknowledged the continued support from the Ministry of Planning and from other line ministries including Ministry of Health, Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, and Ministry of Youth to the UNFPA programme in Iraq.