ESCWA, in cooperation with the Ministry of Planning in Iraq, is organizing a national workshop on integrating social justice principles and identifying social justice gaps in the national COVID-19 response strategy and recovery plan.
This is the first phase of technical support provided by ESCWA to Iraq in relation to developing a national programme on social justice. It builds national capacities for preparing development policies, programmes and plans in line with social justice, equality and participation to further the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Leave No One Behind principle.
The objectives of the workshop are to:
- Enhance the knowledge and skills of relevant government officials on the use the Social Justice Policy Gap Assessment Tool
- Build the capacity of participants in addressing social justice gaps and ensuring alignment with the principles of social justice
- Conduct consultative meetings to discuss an integrated social justice programme.
The workshop targets officials concerned with the COVID-19 response strategy and recovery plan as well as officials in the Directorate of Human Development in the Ministry of Planning.