3 UN Agencies Unveil Aid Strategies for Iraq

    Three United Nations agencies and the Iraqi government have signed action plans involving an estimated $600 million worth of development initiatives in the war-torn nation. 

    The 2011-2014 country program action plans of the United Nations Development Program, U.N. Population Fund and UNICEF for Iraq seek to improve education, water and sanitation and health services, back efforts to clear mines, and rehabilitate power stations. 

    “These signings ensure the United Nations’ support in many critical areas of the Government of Iraq’s National Development Plan, including the attainment of its Millennium Development Goal targets by 2015 to improve the well-being of the Iraqi population” Christine McNab, deputy special representative of the U.N. secretary-general to Iraq, said in a March 14 news release. 

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      Ma. Rizza Leonzon

      As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.