Areas of Action

The UNESCO Office for Iraq was established in Amman, Jordan in February 2004 with a mandate to support Education, Culture, the Sciences, and Communication and Information in Iraq. Underlying UNESCO’s mission in Iraq and embedded within the activities implemented under its mandate is the contribution to peacebuilding, poverty reduction and sustainable development in the country.

UNESCO's projects and activities are designed to address urgent needs in all four sectors as identified in the Government of Iraq's National Development Plan 2010-2014 and the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) 2011-2014. They aim to build institutional and human capacity of Iraqi counterparts, promote sustainable development by ensuring Iraqi ownership, and protect the most vulnerable populations including women, youth, displaced persons, academics, media professionals and human rights defenders.

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