UNAMI and UNICEF partner to act for the Global Goals
16 November 2023
By UNAMI and UNICEF
Climate change has hit Iraq hard. The country is ranked as the fifth-most climate-vulnerable country in the world by the UN Environment Programme. To protect and promote a green environment within the integrated UN office and accommodation compounds in Baghdad and, eventually, across all UN integrated locations in the country, the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and UNICEF in Iraq have partnered to act now for a sustainable future.
As the first joint project of its kind within UN premises in the Middle East and North Africa region, the wastewater treatment plant will contribute to better management and re-use of treated wastewater for irrigating landscapes and plant fertilization. UNICEF in Iraq Representative, Ms. Sandra Lattouf, notes that "the partnership between UNICEF and UNAMI has enabled us to work on the Sustainable Development Goals, especially on the climate change agenda".
This collaboration is bringing about a significant transformation in water and sanitation management systems across four UN compounds in Iraq. UNAMI Chief of Mission Support, Mr. Harish Joshi, appreciates the joint green venture noting that "our collaboration will help to meet our climate action plan targets as well as our targets for the Global Goals".