The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the German Embassy in Baghdad signed on Tuesday a $2.8 million funding and cooperation agreement to support civic and community-based reconciliation across Iraq, according to ReliefWeb.
Under the leadership of the Implementation and Follow Up National Reconciliation Committee (
The Ambassador of Germany to Iraq, Dr. Cyrill Nunn, said: “Reconciliation on a community level is key to a peaceful future of Iraq."
He also noted that "as part of Germany’s commitment to the work of UNDP in Iraq, we are very pleased to support this project which will hopefully contribute to building trust between Iraqi citizens and to a more peaceful and resilient Iraq."
UNDP Resident Representative for Iraq, Lise Grande, said: "Reconciliation is the highest priority in the country. Nothing is more important now right after the liberation of Mosul than helping communities find ways to live together in peace after the terrible years of conflict."
She added that Germany's generous contribution to reconciliation comes at just the right time.