Press Release

The UN Outline Activities under Iraq Recovery and Resilience Programme

19 July 2018

Baghdad, 19 July 2018 – A meeting of the United Nations Country Team and development partners convened today to present activities under the Iraq Recovery and Resilience Programme (RRP), a bridging strategy to transition UN work from an intense focus on humanitarian and immediate stabilization activities to one more oriented towards recovery, reconstruction and development.

The Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General (DSRSG) for Iraq, Marta Ruedas, briefed on the ongoing and planned efforts of the UN system in the Framework of the RRP. Ms. Ruedas highlighted that “the RRP activities are designed to fast-track the social dimensions of stabilization and will help ensure that people see tangible improvements in their daily lives at the start of the reconstruction process, rather than waiting years to benefit from structural reforms.”

The United Nations is hoping to mobilise USD $943 million for the implementation of the 61 RRP projects, said DSRSG Ruedas, who also serves as the UN Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Iraq.

The Projects presented under the RRP place special attention on helping the people who have suffered the most, restoring confidence in the Government, revitalizing the areas at the highest risk of violence and advancing broad political participation and inclusive social cohesion.

RRP projects build on the work that has been done by humanitarian partners to support displaced and host families during the conflict and also on the efforts made by the Government and UNDP to stabilize the cities and districts newly liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

UN Secretary-General António Guterres launched the two-year RRP at the Kuwait International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq in February. The RRP is aligned with the Government’s priorities and its Recovery and Development Framework.

The UN Outline Activities under Iraq Recovery and Resilience Programme

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