The NGO Coordination Committee for Iraq (NCCI) and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), in association with the Civil Society Committee of the Council of Representatives and the NGOs Directorate in the Secretariat of the Council of Ministers, held a Press Conference to Launch the 'Charter of Cooperation between Public Authorities and Non-Governmental Organizations'. The event was attended by 7 Iraqi Members of Parliament, the Higher Commission of Human Rights, the Baghdad Provincial Council, a Political Adviser of the European Union delegation to Iraq, 80 representatives of different Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), and 20 different media establishments. The Charter is a proposed policy document to encourage cooperation between the Iraqi government and civil society in working for political, economic,…
In response to the protracted crisis that has developed as a result of the political and security deterioration in Anbar, the NGO Coordination Committee for Iraq (NCCI) is holding Emergency Coordination Meetings with International and National NGOs that are involved in the humanitarian response. The Emergency Coordination Meetings are important in order to provide a coordination space for NGOs in which information can be shared on the developing political and security situation, numbers and geographic locations of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), changing humanitarian needs and priorities for those caught up in the conflict, humanitarian access, and the different activities that are being carried out in each of the different response sectors. Additionally, NCCI and its member NGOs have developed a…
The NGO Coordination Committee for Iraq (NCCI) has released its Security Trends Analysis (STA) report for the period covering 28th February to 31st March 2014. NCCI’s Security Trends Analysis is an informational and advisory report on possible trends, threats and incidents, based upon information received from member NGOs, focal points, the media, international organizations and official sources. This month’s edition focuses upon updates relating to the Anbar political and security situation, the impact of the upcoming parliamentary elections, the security situation in the northern governorates, acts of violence in Babel and Wassit, the security environment in Baghdad and other topics. Within its mandate, NCCI acts to facilitate the sharing of up-to-date information on humanitarian and security trends in Iraq, in…
NCCI will host a joint Open Space Meeting (OSM) this week titled ‘The Ethical Values and Benefits of Volunteerism’. The meeting will provide a free and open space for participants do discuss various issues surrounding this topic based on their own work experiences and activities. Members of NCCI, international NGOs, national NGOs, UN agencies and Iraqi authorities have been invited to participate in the meeting, which forms an excellent opportunity to build upon existing knowledge in this important subject.
Since the beginning of the year, the NGO Coordination Committee for Iraq (NCCI) has been releasing weekly field situation reports with the support of our members and field coordination network. These field reports contain detailed updates on the changing security and political environment, humanitarian needs in different sectors, the interventions being provided by different International and National NGOs and numbers and geographic locations of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) that have been forced to leave their homes as a result of the continued outbreaks of fighting. The production and circulation of NCCI field reports are important within the mandate of NCCI as a coordinative body for its members and are especially important given the dynamic nature of the emergency humanitarian environment…
NCCI facilitated the first consultation meeting between NNGOs in Basra and the Civil Society Committee of the Basra Provincial Council on 12th January 2014. The meeting was held following a recommendation that emanated from an NCCI open space meeting that was held in Basra on 19th Dec 2013. Consultation meetings such as this aim to improve relationship between NNGOs and the local authorities. Discussion about local authorities’ needs and priorities and NNGOs' challenges and concerns took place. More information about the meeting is available under the Meetings and Minutes section of the NCCI website Members Area.
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