United Nations Development Programme: a broad partnership with Iraq to fight corruption and strengthen democratic governance
bian By: Bian
On: Wed, 17/11/2011 14:04
/ BAGHDAD - WAP /
Description of the UN Development Program visit of the Secretary-General of the United Nations and Regional Director of the Office of the Arab countries as "positive for the renewal of commitment of the United Nations through the promotion of partnership and cooperation, where the program will work with the Iraqi government partner President to support democratic governance and efforts to combat corruption and improve basic services and protection of human
Rights and provide sustainable employment opportunities.
A statement of the Office of the United Nations in Iraq, "UNAMI" Today, the Secretary-General of the United Nations and Regional Director, Bureau for Arab States in UNDP "Mrs. Amat Al Aleem Ali Alsoswa," saying that "the number of staff working in Iraq has doubled three times, bringing the number to 44 staff and is committed to each individual to improve the lives of Iraqis in partnership with the people and Government of Iraq. "
The statement noted that "Alsoswa visit to Baghdad began with a meeting with Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, where they discussed several topics, including the financing of joint projects and strengthen the crew attend the United Nations Development Programme in Iraq and the participation of more women in the peace process and reconciliation."
She also met with the highest officials in the Iraqi government as well as representatives from civil society and the private sector and representatives of diplomatic missions accredited in Iraq, and said "I am very pleased to be in Baghdad, it's an honor to be here and I'm proud of what Iraq's achievements enabled him to overcome years of the conflict to Iraq is on the right path of development. "
The other hand, welcomed the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations in Iraq, Ms. Christine McNab, visited Mrs. Alsoswa and said, "This visit is of great importance, as it gives a boost to the work of UNDP in Iraq, to support the efforts of this country in the areas of democratic governance and poverty alleviation and disaster reduction and reconstruction, energy and the environment. "
The statement "On the occasion of the passage of 35 years on the work of UNDP in Iraq, WFP will work with the Iraqi government as a partner contribution in support of the President of Iraq's efforts in combating corruption, and improve basic services and protection of human rights and the provision of sustainable employment opportunities."
The statement quoted the Director of the United Nations Development Programme in Iraq, Peter Batchelor, said: "This partnership will focus on strengthening democratic governance and the fight against poverty and the empowerment of women and young people and the protection of the environment and support the Iraqi economy."
Has contributed to UNDP to strengthen the democratic process, particularly through the national elections. The program has been to work in the areas of anti-corruption and rule of law, justice and human rights and public sector reform and disaster risk reduction, environment and climate change.
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