UN announces a strategy to eliminate 50% of poverty in Iraq

  • 11-12-2022, 17:59
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    United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)  in Iraq revealed on Sunday, a strategy to eliminate 50 percent of poverty in 2030.

    Mahdi Al-Alaq, Senior Adviser to UNFPA in Iraq, said in a statement to the Iraqi News Agency (INA): "17 sustainable development goals have been identified related to addressing and eliminating poverty by at least 50 percent in the year 2030," stressing that "Iraq has a strategy that is being updated by the Ministry of Planning, and it is hoped that it will be launched after months to work on it in the coming years."

    It pointed out that "the development goals last for a period of 15 years, starting in 2015 and ending in 2030, but the vision was launched in late years," noting that "there is an ambition to reach specific goals in the year 2030."

    The statement added, "the poverty rate will decrease by no less than 50 percent by the year 2030, which is an ambitious goal that must
    be worked on and strategies formulated that lead as a result to equity for the poor groups in order to move from this level to better level."

    It stressed that "the Central Statistical Organization has a good database and a plan to follow up on sustainable development, and endeavors to reach the desired goals," pointing out that "Iraq in 2019 presented a national document called Iraq's commitments towards the Nairobi Summit on Population and Development, and it was attended by thousands of participants from all countries the scientist."

    Iraq made about 19 commitments, the majority of which are related to population and development issues, the issue of gender, reproductive health, mortality, women's work, and the disparity between males and females.