New NGO Association (NA) formed

More than 35 Iraqi NGOs participated at the NGO meeting held at the Palestine Hotel on Saturday the 19th of March 2005. With the intention of holding the first in a series of meetings to establish an umbrella group, NGO representatives from across Iraq were invited to discuss the role and structure of the Association. Each NGO was given the opportunity to introduce its field of work, air its concerns, and advance its ideas. NGOs represented work in areas of focus such as human rights, agriculture, civil society, gender issues, children, etc. Their web site is being constructed but will be at