Tuesday, May 11, 2010

UN and Iraq Launch New Development Plan

Today, the United Nations and the Iraqi Government with civil society and others, worked together to develop the 2011-2014 UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF). The programs plans to
enhance the country’s governance, social services and economic growth over the next five years.

The framework for the initiative includes
five specific target areas; ensuring inclusive economic growth; environmental management; promoting good governance and protecting human rights; boosting access to basic services for all; and stepping up investment in women, youth and children.

This is the first UNDAF initiative in Iraq, and is meant to work in tandem with Iraq's National Development Plan which oversees investments of over $200 billion for services, economic development, and environmental protection.

-Michelle Leung

Source: UN News Center