The Programme will be delivered in close partnership with the ministries of Planning and Development Cooperation, Construction and Housing, Municipalities and Public Works, Education, Displacement and Migration, Amanat Baghdad and counterpart authorities of the Kurdistan Regional Government in addition to local authorities, civil society organizations and sister UN agencies. The Programme costs USD 70 million of which USD 49 million remains unfunded.
The Ministry of Planning signed a joint declaration with UN-HABITAT to implement the Habitat Agenda and to help attain the Millennium Development Goals.
"The UN is increasingly engaged in ensuring a high level of consultation and concrete action with the Government of Iraq to rebuild housing throughout the country and further develop Iraq's urban planning infrastructure with an emphasis on overcoming climate change challenges." said Mr. Naeema al-Gasseer, Acting UN Resident Coordinator in Iraq. "Hand-in-hand with Iraq, the UN's goal will be to continue improving the lives of ordinary Iraqis."
Mr. Istabraq Al-Shouk, Senior Deputy Minister of Construction and Housing and Chair of the Iraq National Human Settlements Committee said: “Sustainable urban development is a major challenge for Iraq with most city councils unable to provide the desperately needed basic services including housing and jobs. This jointly developed programme, with excellent coordination between the Government and UN-HABITAT will be key to identifying priorities to overcome some of the challenges that Iraq is facing at the moment”.
Mr. Alioune Badiane, UN-HABITAT Director of UN-HABITAT’s Regional Office for Africa and the Arab States, welcomed future partnerships and stressed the need for continued engagement for effective delivery of the Country Programme. He also announced the appointment of Mr. Charaf Moulali, a French National, as Habitat’s Representative in Baghdad, a position that was generously funded by the Norwegian Government.
For more information please contact
Juliette Touma, Office of the DSRSG/ Humanitarian and Resident Coordinator for Iraq, +962-77-6729-707, firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Sherien Krikorian, UNHABITAT, +962-592-4489, firstname.lastname@example.org
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