UN Meets Donors to Discuss Development Strategy for Iraq

28th November 2021 in Iraq Industry & Trade NewsPolitics

A high-level meeting between the United Nations and international donors took place in Baghdad to discuss the United Nations’ updated development strategy for Iraq.

The meeting focused on the 2020-2024 United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF), which was signed by the Government of Iraq in September.

The UN was represented by the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General, Irena Vojáčková-Sollorano (pictured), who also serves at the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator. Also present were representatives of the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Iraq, which consists of 22 agencies, funds, and programs.

The donor community was represented by several Ambassadors and high-level representatives from embassies in Iraq, including Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, European Union, Finland, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Romania, Sweden, United Kingdom, and the United States.

The UNSDCF is the consolidated strategy for the UNCT to support the Government in meeting the needs of Iraqi people in economic growth, basic services, social protection, and the environment. The updated UNSDCF also has a new focus on durable solutions for internally displaced persons (IDPs) so that families displaced by the war against Daesh (ISIL) can return to their areas of origin or integrate into new communities.

“This is the time where we have to come together to support Iraq to emerge from this pandemic stronger, achieve safe durable solutions to displacement and accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals and towards a peaceful and prosperous society for all Iraqis. Together with the Iraqi society let us all harness resources and assets to make it happen,” said Ms. Vojáčková-Sollorano.

In the meeting, the UN agencies highlighted key interventions and efforts in supporting Iraq’s development priorities and Iraqis’ needs through 2024 while discussing the donors’ critical role in supporting this joint effort.

(Source: UN)

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Al-Halbousi and Al-Abadi affirm the continuation of the dialogue of the parties to reach effective solutions

  •  Time: 11/27/2021 23:16:18 
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Al-Halbousi and Al-Abadi affirm the continuation of the dialogue of the parties to reach effective solutions

{Politics: Al Furat News} The head of the Progress Alliance, Muhammad al-Halbousi, discussed with the head of the Leadership Council of the Alliance of National State Forces, Haider al-Abadi, on Saturday evening, the political situation in the country. 

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A statement by his office, a copy of which was received by Al-Furat News, stated that “At the beginning of the meeting, Al-Abadi offered condolences on the death of the uncle of the head of the Progress Alliance, asking God Almighty to dwell in his vast gardens and inspire his relatives patience and solace.”

He added, “The meeting also witnessed the exchange of visions about the conditions the country is going through, finding solutions to get out of the challenges it faces, and emphasizing the continuation of meetings and dialogues between the political parties to reach effective solutions that serve the country and its people.”

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Ahead of the OPEC meeting, Iraq presents a vision for the energy market balance

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Ahead of the OPEC meeting, Iraq presents a vision for the energy market balance

{Economist: Al Furat News} Oil Minister Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar revealed, on Saturday, that Iraq presented a vision to find a balance in the energy market ahead of the new OPEC + meeting early next month. 

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Abdul-Jabbar said, in a press statement, that “Iraq is a major member of OPEC and we have repeatedly worked to find a balance in the energy market,” noting that “OPEC is working on the same level and we are monitoring the market, and there will be a periodic meeting with OPEC and its allies, and we will look at the extent of the energy market’s balance.” For OPEC to make its own decisions.”
He added, “We do not have any expectation about whether the current monthly increase of 400,000 barrels per month will remain or not, as member states will wait for market research reports that give a clear vision, and the decision will be based on what is provided by technical experts.”

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The Commission: We will send the results of the appeals to the judiciary tomorrow, and it has 10 days to resolve it

political| 08:40 – 27/11/2021

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, Saturday, The Electoral Commission confirmed that it will send the results of the investigations on 15 appeals to the judiciary tomorrow, from which a decision was issued to re-sort and count electoral stations. in the body.
Imad Jamil Mohsen, a member of the media team in the Commission, said, “The appeals that were procedurally revoked and the stations covered by them were investigated, will reach the judicial authority and the latter tomorrow, and after the arrival of the last appeal, a period of 10 days for consideration, and it determines the days you need, whether it is a day.” Or two or ten days.
He added, “After that, when the judicial authority’s decision is issued, the commission informs that it has completed the appeals file, and after two days or less, the commission announces the names of the election winners.”
He added, “There will be no recommendations yet, and new stations have been sorted, because the file of appeals and consideration by the judiciary has ended. We are now waiting for it to consider the last 15 appeals and inform the Commission of its decision.”
He stressed that “as soon as the judiciary ends the consideration of the appeals, its work will end, and then the Commission will announce the results and submit them to the Federal Court for approval.”
He pointed out that “there is a complaint filed by the brothers who object to the results before the Federal Court and it is considering it, and the decision is for the court and it will be sent to the Commission Council and it will answer its inquiries regarding the complaint and the court is the one who issues the decision.” Ended 29 / h

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The Commission: The results of the investigations into the appeals will be sent tomorrow.. and the date of settlement is near

2021.11.27 – 20:48
The Commission: The results of the investigations into the appeals will be sent tomorrow.. and the date of settlement is near

Baghdad – people  

The Electoral Commission announced, on Saturday, that the results of the investigations regarding 15 appeals against which a decision was issued to recount and count electoral stations, will be sent to the judiciary tomorrow, while indicating that the results will be announced two days after the resolution of those appeals in the commission.  

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Imad Jamil Mohsen, a member of the media team in the Electoral Commission, said in a statement to the official channel, followed by “Nass” (November 27, 2021), that “the appeals that were procedurally overturned and the stations covered by them were investigated, will reach the judicial authority and the latter tomorrow, and after another arrival.” An appeal, a period of 10 days for consideration, and it determines the days you need, whether it is a day, two days, or ten days.”  

He added, “After that, when the judicial authority’s decision is issued, the commission informs that it has completed the appeals file, and after two days or less, the commission announces the names of the election winners.”  

He added, “There will be no recommendations yet, and new stations have been sorted, because the file of appeals and consideration by the judiciary has ended. We are now waiting for it to consider the last 15 appeals and inform the Commission of its decision.”  

He stressed that “as soon as the judiciary ends the consideration of the appeals, its work will end, and then the Commission will announce the results and submit them to the Federal Court for approval.”  

He pointed out that “there is a complaint filed by the brothers who object to the results before the Federal Court and it is considering it, and the decision is for the court and it will be sent to the Commission Council, and it will answer its inquiries about the complaint and the court is the one who issues the decision.”

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Barzani warns against tampering with the election results: it will deepen the existing crisis

KurdistanMasoud BarzaniJeanine PlasschaertParliament elections 2021-11-27 11:03A-AA+

Shafaq News/ Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani warned on Saturday of the possibility of attempts to tamper with the results of the parliamentary elections that took place last month, considering that such manipulation will cause a new problem and deepen the existing crisis in Iraq.

The warning came from Barzani, who heads the Kurdistan Democratic Party, during his meeting with the UN envoy to Iraq, Jenin Blackshart.

A statement issued by Barzani’s headquarters, received by Shafaq News Agency, said that Barzani and Plasschaert discussed the latest political developments in Iraq and the Iraqi Parliament elections that took place last October.

Barzani expressed his thanks for the efforts of the United Nations, the European Union and the international community to support the elections, noting that the elections were successful and that the preliminary results announced by the High Commission reflect the political reality in Iraq and the desire and will of the citizens.

Barzani pointed to the possibility of tampering with the results announced by the Commission, warning against any kind of manipulation that will result in other problems and cause a deepening of the current crisis.

The Kurdistan Democratic Party came in fourth place, winning 33 seats in the elections, behind the Sadrist bloc, the Progress Alliance, and the State of Law coalition.

Since the announcement of the preliminary results last month, Iraq has been experiencing political and security tensions, as a result of the rejection of the results by armed Shiite forces and factions, which they say are “fabricated”, and demand that all votes be recounted manually.

Fears prevail in the country that political and security tensions are a prelude to wider violence due to the rejection of the election results by the losers.

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The Commission: We are awaiting the judiciary’s response to the appeals to announce the final results of the elections

  •  Time: 11/27/2021 15:04:43 
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The Commission: We are awaiting the judiciary's response to the appeals to announce the final results of the elections

{Political: Al Furat News} The Electoral Commission said today, Saturday, that it is waiting for the judiciary to respond to the appeals submitted, to announce the final results of the poll. 

A member of the media team of the Commission, Imad Jamil, said in a statement to {Euphrates News}, that “the results of the investigation into the appeals have been completed by 100%, and all its results are identical.”

And he indicated that “the Commission continues its work by preparing its own records and sending them to the judicial authority on Sunday.”

He noted that “the commission will wait for the judicial authority’s response to the 15 appeals so that it can announce the final results of the elections.”

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Can the dollar exchange rate return to the previous one in the near future?

  •  Time: 11/27/2021 08:39:34 
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Can the dollar exchange rate return to the previous one in the near future?

{Economist: Al-Furat News} The economic expert, Basem Jamil Antoine, answered the question that is frequently asked in the Iraqi street about the return of the dollar’s price to the previous or changing it, in light of the high prices of goods, especially imported ones. 

Antoine said in a statement to {Euphrates News}, that “what the white paper presented regarding the economic reality and changing the dollar exchange rate, which began to be implemented a whole year ago, cannot be modified or manipulated during the coming periods.”

He added, “The success of dealing with the exchange rate change in some countries, such as Turkey and others, is that they followed the policy of floating the lira, but Iraq at the present time cannot do this.”

He justified the reason, “because his wealth is in the hands of the government, unlike other countries where the economy is dominated by the private sector.”

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Tomorrow.. all election results are on the Iraqi judiciary table

politicsbreakingIraqi electionsElection resultsJudicial body 2021-11-27 05:48A-AA+

Shafaq News/ The Independent High Electoral Commission in Iraq revealed today, Saturday, that it has sent all the results of the stations after re-counting and sorting to the Iraqi judiciary tomorrow.  

A member of the Commission’s media team, Imad Jamil, told Shafak News Agency, “The Commission will send, on Sunday, all results of stations, records, and appeals to the judicial authority.”

He added that “the judiciary will consider what was sent by the commission, and it needs an unspecified time according to its consideration of the results and records sent by the commission,” noting that the latter “will announce the final results of the elections after the judicial body has finished considering all the results and appeals.”

And last Thursday, the Independent High Electoral Commission announced the end of all re-counting and manual counting, at the request of forces objecting to the preliminary results.

Dozens of supporters of the losing parties in the general elections that took place on the tenth of last October, at the gates of the Green Zone in central Baghdad, to demand re-counting and manual counting, or the re-election, accusing the commission and international observers of stealing their votes.

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Prime Minister: Our goal is for the Kurdistan Region to become an important commercial center

KurdistanKurdistan RegionMasrour Barzani 2021-11-27 05:45A-AA+

Shafaq News/ The Prime Minister of Kurdistan Regional Government, Masrour Barzani, met on Saturday, the President of the British-Iraqi Business Council IBBC Baroness Emma Nicholson and her accompanying delegation.

A statement issued by the regional government stated that during the meeting, Baroness Nicholson presented an overview of the council’s work and activities, especially the recent conference in Dubai, which focused on trade exchange and promoting investment between Iraq and the Kurdistan Region, and between Britain.

The Prime Minister highlighted the existing reforms in the ninth cabinet, as well as the strenuous work to diversify the economy and sources of revenue, and said: “Our goal is for the Kurdistan Region to become an important commercial center in the region.”

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